Independent marque Carl F. Bucherer has delivered some truly impressive movements in the past several years, perhaps none more so than the CFB T3000 automatic tourbillon first displayed in the Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral in 2018. After a successful first year with the model, Carl F. Bucherer has returned with a trio of new Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral styles in gold to showcase this movement work.
While the CFB T3000 powerplant remains unchanged from previous iterations, the movement remains superbly crafted. Beyond the unique peripherally mounted 12 o’clock tourbillon, the CFB T3000 also features a pioneering peripheral automatic winding system. The movement is COSC chronometer-certified and boasts a 65-hour power reserve.
Each of the three new models is designed around a different shade of 18k gold, with white gold, yellow gold, and rose gold all represented. The trio shares a clean, classical dial design with dauphine hands and applied wedge indices above a sunburst dial surface, a pared-down arrangement that allows the tourbillon at 12 o’clock to take visual center stage. Thanks to Bucherer’s peripheral mounting system, the notoriously difficult takes on a floating appearance in the dial with no visible attachments. While all three models share the same layout, the different color schemes make a surprising difference in the watch’s overall visual ethos. The yellow gold version is undoubtedly the most classic of the bunch, with a champagne silver base dial for a timelessly luxe look. The white gold variant is punchier, more modern, and almost sporty with rose gold accents above a slate gray base. The warmth of the rose gold version, meanwhile, softens the overall look while remaining masculine.
All three new Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral models share the same clean 43mm case design, with a mirror-polished bezel and a mix of brushed and polished finishes along the tapering lugs. With a movement diameter of only 36 millimeters, it’s difficult not to wish the overall size was more around the 40mm mark, but the elegant simplicity of the case design keeps the overall package refined even with a larger diameter.
Carl F. Bucherer offers the Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral on a Louisiana alligator leather strap with a matching 18k gold pin buckle. Yellow gold and rose gold models are paired with a rich tobacco brown, while the white gold version receives semigloss black leather. It’s an iconic luxury strap pairing that ties in well with the overall conservatism of the design, ensuring that the visual spectacle of the tourbillon remains the focal point.
By continuing to deliver stellar independent craftsmanship and injecting 18 karats of timeless luxury into the design, Carl F. Bucherer has created a handsome showcase of its technical expertise with these new Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral models. All three are currently available at Carl F. Bucherer authorized dealers, with rose gold and yellow gold models priced at $68,000 while the white gold variant is valued at $73,000. For more information, please visit the brand’s website.