130 Years of Watch Making | Carl F. Bucherer Heritage

Words by, Igee Okafor

Photography by, David Biedert

The top tier wrist watch industry would be of no importance without its constant tribute to tradition, and classic design. In addition to reassessing products in ways that reflect how we like to see the world today, these attributes are the reason a brand like Carl F. Bucherer continues to lead in the industry. With the gradual increase in demand for the creme de la creme of watches,  it's all about designing conventionally. 

In celebration of 130 years for Carl F. Bucherer's watch making, this particular post will briefly highlight two eras of the brand's most favored timepieces: The vintage automatic steel case from the 80's, and the 43 Millimeter Manero Peripheral. What makes these two wrist watches so optimal? Here's a breakdown. 


The Vintage Automatic  

Steel Case, Black Leather with Folding Buckle

To be quite frank, this is one of my favorite Carl F. Bucherer originals. I typically prefer a slim plate when it comes to watches, and the vintage automatic sits flatly, and lightly on the wrist. An everyday watch that is rather striking, and versatile, but also subtle enough to personify the worldliness the era of the 80s was pushing for. The details on the finishings are quite remarkable too like the layered achromatic fade on its plate makes for quite the wrist watch charm. The Vintage Automatic Steel Case is truly a classic in its own right - it's user friendly nature, and easily comprehensible design makes it undemanding to adopt for everyday life/ everyday ensembles.

The Manero Peripheral 

43-Millimeter with White dial and Rose gold case

I've written it before, and I'll continue to write about it again, and again. Carl F. Bucherer's Manero Peripheral is one tactful design. The particular style you see in the picture above is a rose gold model with a white dial, and light brown alligator strap. The Manero Peripheral sets another example of how competent the brand is at it pertains to manufacturing timeless wrist wear that is pretty laborious to reproduce. If you are someone who is just starting to get into wrist watches, the Manero Peripheral is an excellent choice for your second, or third watch.


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