By Osheen Arakelian
Only Watch 2015 is already shaping up to be quite the event on the annual horological calendar and today we have another feast for the eyes and collectors everywhere. Introducing the Carl F Bucherer North America Replica OrologiUnique Manero ChronoPerpetual for Only Watch 2015. The Manero ChronoPerpetual is a really beautiful piece and features some wonderful complications and displays that are executed to perfection.
This one of a kind timepiece is cased in white gold and sits at a very comfortable 42.5mm in diameter. It also has a non-rotational bezel fixed to the case and is satin brush finished as well as engraved tachymeter scale. Also utilised on the case is a pen activated perpetual calendar corrector button so you can adjust the setting when necessary.
However, it’s not the case that’s the real showstopper here, although it is quite wonderful. It’s what sits on the dial that is the real standout feature. The dial on this particular piece is finished in white gold and black, with lumina throughout to ensure clear legibility. Also present on the dial is a fantastic moon phase indicator between 3 o’clock and 4 o’clock. The date is displayed using the outer ring of the 12 o’clock subdial, with small seconds on the inner part of the sub dial. The day display, however, is situated on the outer ring of the sub dial at 6 o’clock, with the chronograph hours on the inner side of the sub dial. Lastly, the month is indicated on the outer ring of the 9 o’clock subdial, with chronograph minutes on the inner dial. That’s not where it stops, however, with the centre of the sub dial displaying another indication, that for leap years. The month “NOV” and the number “15” from the minute counter are coloured in red, symbolising November 15, the date and the year of the Only Watch Charity Auction (a very clever little homage).
Beating within is also another beautiful example of Carl F. Bucherer’s work. This is the beastly 49 jewel, in-house manufactured automatic Calibre CFB 1904 movement with 50-hour power reserve and visible through a sapphire crystal display caseback.
Finishing off this beautiful piece is a hand-stitched Louisiana Alligator brown leather strap with white gold pin buckle and an engraving on the caseback with Only Watch 2015 and Unique Piece stamped into the glass so you know exactly the one of a kind nature of the piece.
For more info, please visit carl-f-bucherer.com
OSHEEN ARAKELIAN – CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
Osheen is a long time collector and passionate watch aficionado. He is the Founder and Chief Editor of the Sydney Watch Guide based out of Australia. Alongside Sydney Watch Guide, he has also expanded and started OSHEEN’s House of Horology, an online shop that specialises in vintage, pre-owned and niche watches from around the world. He is also a contributor to a number of Australian Men’s Lifestyle magazines and is fast becoming the go-to destination in Sydney for anything watch related. Read his articles here