Carl F. Bucherer ends its anniversary year with unveiling of limited edition tourbillon

Carl F Bucherer Heritage double peripheral tourbillon

Carl F. Bucherer has saved the best until last in a series of watch launches to mark its 130th anniversary year.

The watchmaker’s profile will be increasing significantly in the United States now that its parent organization Bucherer has bought the Tourneau chain of luxury watch and jewelry boutiques.

The Heritage Tourbillon Double Peripheral Limited Edition, with a production run of just 88 units, celebrates the watchmaker’s home city of Lucerne, which is depicted on the back of its 42mm 18ct rose gold case.

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The Lucerne cityscape takes more than two weeks to engrave, the company says.

The shape of the case and the design of the dial, featuring a sunburst finish and milled rings decorating its periphery, is paired with diamond-shaped indices in a look that recalls Carl F. Bucherer models from the 1960s.

US pricing is $88,888; a reference to the founding year of Carl F. Bucherer in 1888.

The aesthetic is expected to be baked into a new family of Heritage watches that will be launched next year.

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