A very elegant looking moon phase with calendar from Carl Bucherer and its Manero collection. At a glance you see the current date, shown by the short hand around inner-dial. The finishing touch is provided by the moon phase indication, shown centrally at 6 o’clock. Note how the inner dial has a sun ray finish, vs. is a matte-finished ring outside of it (with the arrow-shaped applied indices). The watch has a very modest 38mm diameter and height of 10.85mm rose gold case — a classic size and frankly I don’t recall the last time I wrote about a 38mm watch; sign of the times I guess! Also available with a silver dial and/or on a bracelet, the black dial versions you see here are my favorite. The Manero MoonPhase models on an alligator leather strap retail for $12,900; the models with rose-gold bracelets are $27,200. Not often see on Perpetuelle, Carl F. Bucherer is still a brand I appreciate — founded in 1888 in Lucerne, Switzerland and now a third generation family brand. I wonder why I don’t write about it more. Check out their website, here.
Carl F. Bucherer Manero MoonPhase Calendar
38mm rose gold case, automatic mechanical CFB caliber 1966, alligator strap with rose gold buckle
Did You Know?
Manero is derived from the Latin “manuaria”, meaning “that which is directed by hand”. For Bucherer, it represents a classic and practical expression of the master watchmaker’s craft.