I spotted this prototype Carl F Bucherer Uhren Damen Replica watch recently and was immediately taken by it. It combines a sense of retro-sport fashion and the function-mind execution that I have come to expect from the brand. I believe the official name for the watch is the Carl F. Bucherer Manero CentralChrono.
The form of the case is slightly more voluptuous than I’d have figured for a traveling watch, along with the gently curved bezel looks great under DLC. I believe that the designers were quite smart to place these kind of smooth lines to the make-up of a watch this dimension. In my head, it gets the Manero Autodate Von Carl F. Bucherer Replica Patravi TravelTec watch far more wearable.Carl F. Bucherer is a brand that’s providing some special options to watch buyers who want something which stands out from a crowd but remains unique enough to not be on every other wrist. Sure, Sylvester Stallone has worn out these bits before, like when he sported a gold version a year or two ago, but the newest is barely as ubiquitous or identifiable as Panerai. And that can be an excellent thing for fans of the brand. Cost for the Carl F. Bucherer Patravi TravelTec in black with DLC coating is $15,800. Carl F. Bucherer is a brand I think you’ll be hearing far more about in the next several years and now I’d like to assess the Patravi TravelTec GMT FourX (ref. 00.10620.08.33.01). Even though the “Carl F. Bucherer” new is relatively new, the history of the provider is impressive. Many men and women who regular Switzerland and watch shop hub locations will be knowledgeable about the name “Bucherer.” Indeed, the series of watch retailers is associated with this brand. For much of the watch brand’s life they wanted to stay independent from the merchants, but I have a sense that they will feed off of each other more in the near future. This is especially because the Bucherer name has been on timepieces for a long time, along with the Carl F. Bucherer manufacturer will probably attempt to leverage that favorable heritage in a beneficial way.
In a Manero case, the watch is larger on the wrist being about 44-45mm wide (I would guess) and in steel. You can tell that it is available with an almost slate colored dial or a silvered one. The chunky style case is thick and brushed all around. There are polished elements on the dial for a nice contrast. That includes the nice looking applied arrow-head hour indicators and dauphine hands. Thankfully it is a sport watch so there are lume dots for the hours and lume on the hands. I also need to mention that the hands could be a bit longer – but it isn’t bad.
Aside from a few in-house movements based on the caliber A1000 base, Insight Carl F Bucherer Replica often builds on ETA bases. I am not sure what the automatic movement in this Manero (CentralChrono) Chronograph GMT is, but it looks like a base ETA with a custom automatic rotor and a module. The magic is all in the module that cleverly gives this watch a bi-compax display with two distinct functions aside from the time.
Those functions are a 60 minute chronograph and a subsidiary GMT time dial… and the date. Basically the chronograph uses two large centrally placed hands that are centrally aligned – for the chronograph seconds and minutes. The is sometimes called “central chronograph.” The left subsidiary dial is for indicating the GMT time, and the right subsidiary dial is for the the time seconds. Aside from a GMT time that is a bit hard to read, the overall design is very logical and easy to use.
While Carl F. Bucherer isn’t normally known for their symmetrical dials, this one is a lesson is good looking function symmetry. Good job CFB. I think that Carl F. Bucherer should focus most of their efforts on modern pieces, if you do want to invest in one of their more traditional looking designs, a piece like this with a neat movement would be the one I would look at.