With the Heritage Bi-compax Annual, Carl F. Bucherer has breathed new life into one among its historic watches, specifically a sublime 1956 Bi-Compax Chronograph. Bringing collectively classic aptitude with modern options, it’s a uncommon however sensible mixture of problems. The most recent iteration of the mannequin pays tribute to the 16 cities that the model likes to name hometowns. Right here is the brand new and complete assortment of Carl F. Bucherer Heritage Bi-compax Annual Hometown Version.
Though Carl F. Bucherer likes to establish itself with Lucerne, the place the model’s historical past is rooted, the brand new Hometown version additionally honours 16 of the opposite cities it’s proud to name dwelling. The checklist of hometowns consists of the Swiss cities of Lucerne, Basel, Bern, Geneva, St. Gallen, Zermatt, and Zurich. Different European cities embrace Vienna, Paris, Berlin, Munich and London. Rounding out the providing are 4 different world capitals: Beijing, Mumbai, New York, and Tokyo.
As Sascha Moeri, CEO of the model, explains: “There’s one thing particular a few hometown – the place the place now we have our roots and the place our values have been fashioned. Regardless of how distant from it we journey, it all the time defines us and occupies an vital a part of our hearts and souls. The Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual Hometown Editions honour these connections and can be treasured by watch fanatics who’re happy with the tribute to their favorite cities on their wrists.”
The limited-edition watches come in numerous variations with gradient dials in 5 colors: yellow, brown, burgundy, inexperienced, or mint. Every watch additionally incorporates a devoted 3D-style engraving on the caseback’s sapphire crystal, representing one among its iconic monuments. For instance, the Lucerne version options the Chapel Bridge, whereas the landmark Tiananmen Sq. represents Beijing. The second watch we had for assessment, the Geneva version, options town’s waterfront and its Jet d’eau (water jet).
The Carl F. Bucherer Heritage Bi-Compax Annual Hometown Editions are available a 41mm case with a rounded polished bezel and rectangular-shaped chronograph pushers. Harking back to watches from the Fifties, the dial is protected by a double-domed sapphire crystal. The gradient dials of the hometown editions are vibrant within the centre and darken in direction of the perimeters. Black totalizers spotlight the bi-compax dial format. The 2 calendar indications and the large date window slightly below midday are complemented by a discreet rectangular aperture lodged between 4 and 5 o’clock for the month. Final however not least, the tachymeter on the periphery of the dial brings a dynamic contact.
Contained in the watch is the CFB 1972 computerized calibre combining a chronograph and an annual calendar. As such, it robotically retains observe of the proper calendar indication for months of 30 or 31 days, leaving the proprietor to manually modify the date yearly as an alternative of 5 instances. Based mostly on the ETA 2894 with an annual calendar module, it runs at 28,800vph. Its energy reserve is of 42 hours.
Availability & Value
The Carl F. Bucherer Heritage Bi-Compax Annual Hometown Editions are worn on black perforated calf leather-based straps with flanks and stitching matching the color of the dial. The strap is fitted with quick-release spring bars and a metal pin-folding buckle. Every iteration is launched in a restricted run of 88 watches, aside from the Beijing editions, that are restricted to 188 items.
The worth is about at EUR 6,400, CHF 6,900 or USD 7,200, which is equivalent to different variations of the Heritage Bi-Compax Annual, making it an incredible package deal at a good value. For extra data, please go to www.carl-f-bucherer.com.