The Adamavi line has always been something of a dark horse in Carl F. Bucherer’s stable, offering a simple and traditional counterpoint to the complex and sporty designs that dominate the brand’s catalog. The marque has shined a spotlight on this collection for its first major announcement of 2021, bringing two new complications to the series with four unique variants. The new Carl F. Bucherer Adamavi FullCalendar line takes an old school approach to its complications and overall layout, but adds uniquely modernist touches to set itself apart from the pack.
The overall form of the Carl F. Bucherer Adamavi FullCalendar’s 39mm stainless steel case is dressy and elegant in its simplicity, with a clean mid case topped by a narrow polished bezel. Carl F. Bucherer takes a more distinctive turn with the line’s lug architecture, dividing the series into two unique styles. Adamavi FullCalendar models with leather straps take a slim and traditional approach, with fully polished straight lugs. For those models with the multi-link beads of rice style bracelet, however, the brand uses an entirely different semi-integrated lug assembly with a far wider lug profile and a stepped outer edge that flows into the bracelet itself. This unorthodox lug treatment looks in initial images to substantially change the visual character of the case, offering a more eclectic and modern feel. Both case variants measure in at 10.1mm thick and feature sapphire display casebacks with an underwhelming 30 meters of water resistance.
As with the cases, Carl F. Bucherer takes two different approaches for the dials of the Adamavi FullCalendar series. Both variants share the same layout, with slim rose gold tone dauphine hands and applied rectangular indices. The full calendar complication itself is traditional in execution, with the 10 o’clock day window and 2 o’clock month window in white accented by a pointer date display. The pointer date adds a slice of modernist depth to the otherwise conservative dial design, eschewing the classical crescent shaped pointer for a more squared off bracket shaped tip above a snailed date ring. Carl F. Bucherer handsomely counterweights the visual impact of the two windows at the top half of the dial with a 6 o’clock moonphase window in classical navy blue and gold. This helps to maintain a balanced and proportional feel to the layout, while adding a charismatic touch of deep color. Each colorway of the vertically brushed dial gives the design a different character. The silver dial model offers a more formal and timeless look in initial images, while the black dial gives the watch a more contemporary and casual edge.
Carl F. Bucherer powers the Adamavi FullCalendar with the CFB 1966 automatic movement, using an ETA base with a Dubois-Depraz module. The brand keeps information about this movement relatively close to the vest, but performance is solid with a 42 hour power reserve and a 28,800 bph beat rate. Naturally, Carl F. Bucherer pairs the two lug variants of the Adamavi FullCalendar with different strap options. The wide semi-integrated lug models are paired with the brand’s matching stainless steel beads of rice style bracelet, featuring a gradual taper towards the buckle. For models with traditional lugs, the brand opts for a suitably traditional and refined alligator leather strap in either classic black or midnight blue.
While the overall design remains clean and traditional, the Carl F. Bucherer Adamavi FullCalendar series offers more than enough distinctive touches to make it a standout among its peers. The Carl F. Bucherer Adamavi FullCalendar line is available now through authorized dealers at a starting MSRP of 3,600 CHF. For more details, please visit the brand’s website.