The tourbillon is one of the most significant achievements in watchmaking. It was developed in the late 18th century as a way to counteract the effects of gravity against a watch movement. Simply put: the tourbillon keeps a watch in time. Swiss watchmakers began incorporating the tourbillon into fine watchmaking, and today watchmaking companies like Carl F. Bucherer are proud to continue this tradition of incorporating the tourbillon into watch movements.
Not all modern watches include tourbillons; contemporary watch movements have other mechanisms to keep a watch in proper time. However, including the tourbillon in a high-quality timepiece is a way to call back to the history and artistry of the earliest Swiss watchmakers.
The Carl F. Bucherer company was founded in 1888 when Carl Friedrich Bucherer opened his first shop on Falkenplatz in Lucerne. The original Carl F. Bucherer sold both watches and jewelry, and his two sons trained as a watchmaker and a fine jewelry maker. Today, the firm incorporates both watchmaking and jewelry into each of its high-quality timepieces, including its tourbillon watches. A Carl F. Bucherer watch is connected to history, as well as to contemporary watchmaking innovation.
The Manero Tourbillon Limited Edition is the Carl F. Bucherer company's most exclusive tourbillon watch. This limited edition watch includes only 188 timepieces. The tourbillon movement is visible through the watch face, as a way to display the quality and craftsmanship for which the Carl F. Bucherer firm is known. The manual winding watch features an 18 K rose gold case and either a brown or black hand-stitched Louisiana alligator skin strap, depending on your preference.
This watch is part of the Carl F. Bucherer's Manero collection, a family of watches dedicated to showcasing classic watch design. Browse the Carl F. Bucherer collections to learn more about this unique watch as well as tourbillon watches for men and women.