Carl Bucherer: Heritage BiCompax

Some creations simply stand the test of time – the Heritage BiCompax Annual Chronograph by Carl F. Bucherer is proof par excellence. Check the news Carl Bucherer: Heritage BiCompax Annual and more on Switzerland based Luxury Lifestyle Magazine- Kenleaks Magazine & Store.

Some creations simply stand the test of time, whether in the fields of music, cinema, fashion and, of course, watchmaking. The Heritage BiCompax Annual chronograph by Carl F. Bucherer is proof par excellence: of great functionality and extreme precision, this elegant chronograph with an annual calendar pays homage to the design and know-how of the early years. 1950s. A harmonious encounter between vintage charm and “Made of Lucerne” watchmaking art. Two years after its initial launch in 2019, the Lucerne watchmaker is presenting a new, contrasting version of its popular Carl Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual. Limited to 888 pieces, this new version features a deep black dial with silver counters.

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The new Heritage BiCompax Annual, available in leather or rubber strap.

A modern take on a design classic

Carl F. Bucherer’s story begins in 1888, the year Carl Friedrich Bucherer opened his first watch and jewelry store in Lucerne, laying the foundation for the company. Thanks to its 133 years of history, the numerous and real technical milestones and the splendid designs have made it possible to constitute an archive of historical timepieces full of richness. All reflect the unique heritage of Carl F. Bucherer and are an invaluable source of inspiration for today’s modern collection, signed by the Lucerne watchmaker. The new version of the Heritage BiCompax Annual is a new historical inspiration brought to the Heritage collection. “This unique collection is our tribute to more than 13 decades of ‘Made of Lucerne’ watchmaking art. We look forward to expanding this range of timepieces, which are only available in limited edition, over the next few months. Watch enthusiasts should never miss the fully digital edition of Watches and Wonders in April this year ”, emphasizes Sascha Moeri, CEO of Carl F. Bucherer.

With this new model, Carl F. Bucherer responds to the immense waves of enthusiasm sparked by the first two versions of the Carl Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual when they launched in 2019.

“We were impressed with the feedback from the first launch of the Heritage BiCompax Annual two years ago. Customers and fans of the brand have regularly asked us to continue this reference with other variants. This new version responds to this demand, ”adds Sascha Moeri.

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Carl F. Bucherer’s nouvelle Heritage BiCompax Annual

From the classic Panda dial to the modern inverted Panda

Once again, a historic timepiece from around 1950 was the inspiration for the Heritage BiCompax. This elegant chronograph is the meeting of the vintage charm of the original watch and modern functions, like the 41mm steel case. This new edition obviously features the design of the BiCompax dial of the retro version: the two symmetrical silver counters are positioned on the horizontal central axis of the deep black galvanized dial and are surrounded by a tachymeter.

The new edition of the Heritage BiCompax Annual, however, features an inverted color concept of the first steel model, which sported a white dial and black counters, called the “Panda” design. The new timepiece is indeed an “inverted Panda”.

Watch enthusiasts will love the black calfskin strap with its silver stitching and pin folding clasp, which perfectly complements the dial design. Let us add that this new timepiece is also available with a rubber strap, sporty and comfortable. The new Heritage BiCompax Annual is once again limited to 888 copies, a nod to 1888, the year Carl F. Bucherer was founded.

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The new Heritage BiCompax Annual, available in leather or rubber strap.

A mechanical heart

Similar in appearance to its famous predecessor, the new Heritage BiCompax Annual is however powered by an ultra modern automatic movement. The CFB 1972 caliber offers a 42-hour power reserve, thus satisfying even the most demanding technical demands. The practical automatic movement that now powers this watch is not the only modern improvement over the original model. The new version also has an annual calendar and a large date window that takes into account the length of the months (28, 30 and 31 days). In other words, no adjustment is necessary until the next leap year in 2024.

The Heritage collection

The Heritage collection is an ode to the rich history of Carl F. Bucherer and to his roots in Lucerne, in the heart of Switzerland. In this exclusive range of timepieces, produced only in limited editions, unique design and craftsmanship are combined with sophisticated complications and the finest materials.

The 2018 New York launch of the Heritage Tourbillon Double Peripheral in rose gold marks the debut of the Heritage collection. Since that date, Carl F. Bucherer has continued to enrich this unique collection: the brand new Heritage BiCompax Annual with its “inverted Panda” design joins an elegant rose gold variant, a sporty steel model with the “Panda” design and two versions of the Heritage Tourbillon Double Peripheral, available in pink gold or in precious white gold. Fans of high-end watchmaking and retro designs should definitely not miss the fully digital edition of Watches and Wonders 2021, where they can look forward to discovering other fascinating “Made of Lucerne” timepieces.

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