Bucherer, the world’s largest watch retailer, is known for its ever-expanding collection of special edition models named Bucherer BLUE. Already comprising an array of rather attractive models, this year the retailer adds several new models to its in-house collection, including a watch that comes from a brand that couldn’t be more natural, being part of the same group. A bold and colourful take on a cool annual calendar chronograph, meet the new Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual Bucherer BLUE.
As indicated by its name, the Bucherer BLUE collection is all about adding the retailer’s signature colour to existing models, thus creating exclusive editions that are only available from the group’s boutiques. This new Bucherer BLUE take on the desirable Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual is no expectation to the rule, with a brand new dial that is, without doubt, the most polarizing of the collection, which already includes a panda version, a golden model and recently a reversed panda ‘orca’ edition.
The dial of the Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual Bucherer BLUE is showing a strong dégradé effect, ranging from almost white in the centre to a vivid deep blue on the periphery. Contrasting with this colour scheme, the two sub-counters are black coloured and the syringe-style, as well as the 12 and 6 indexes are coloured in the same way. Same goes for the large date window at 12 o’clock and the month aperture between 4 and 5 o’clock. Providing a cool attire, this limited edition watch is worn on a black perforated leather strap with blue stitchings.
Other than this colourful evolution, we find back the same specifications as previous editions of this Heritage BiCompax watch. It means a steel case with vintage design measuring 41mm in diameter and 14.05mm in height, brushed surfaces and polished accents, rectangular pushers and a domed sapphire crystal. The see-through back reveals the calibre CFB 1972, a modified base ETA 2894 with annual calendar module and chronograph function.
Availability & Price
The Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual Bucherer BLUE will be limited to 188 pieces, only available through Bucherer’s boutiques worldwide. Yet, note that the first 30 models will be exclusively available to the NYC boutique and will feature a specific decoration on the back with the city’s skyline. Price will be CHF 6,900, EUR 6,400, USD 7,200 or GBP 5,500. For more details and orders, please visit www.bucherer.com.
Technical specifications – Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual Bucherer BLUE
Case: 41mm diameter x 14.05mm height – stainless steel, brushed and polished- domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating – sapphire crystal caseback – water-resistant to 30m
Dial: Gradient blue dial with black subcounters, specific to Bucherer BLUE – big date at noon – month between 4 and 5 o’clock – syringe-style hands with lume
Movement: CFB 1972 automatic (modified base ETA 2894) chronograph movement – annual calendar module – 42h power reserve – 4Hz frequency – hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph, annual calendar functions with big date and month
Strap: Perforated leather strap, black with blue stitchings
Availability: Only from Bucherer boutiques. First 30 pieces available from Bucherer, New York
Limited in total to 188 pieces
Price: CHF 6,900