For more than a century, Carl F. Bucherer has been breaking horological stereotypes to create timepieces that can be truly counted as art on our wrists. The year started with the timepiece maker releasing new editions of its five most iconic collections in black. The winning streak continues with the newly launched Manero Double Tourbillon Peripheral Paradise Ref. (00.10928.03.39.11). The two signature top-mounted complications on a rainbow-coloured case are the key highlights of the 18-piece limited edition.
The Manero collection made its debut in 2018 to showcase the timepiece maker’s new T3000 calibre. This Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral sported a 43.1mm rose case with sharp hands and markers, and a clean dial layout. The 2023 Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral Paradise has the same 43.1mm rose gold case, featuring 40 baguette-cut gemstones, including tsavorites, sapphires and rubies, on the bezel.
Gemstones on the bezel are placed in a way that individual stones perfectly complement each other rather than overpowering each other. This layout is also found on the black sunray dial with 11 baguette-cut tsavorites, sapphires and rubies in rainbow colours, designated for the individual hour markers. The dial also sports 18 ct rose gold hour and minute hands with a rose gold crown at 3 o’clock.
At 12 o’clock, this Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral Paradise timepiece has a floating tourbillon cage, which is neither mounted on the movement’s main plate nor attached to an overlying bridge. Instead the shockproof tourbillon is supported by three ball bearings.
The watch is powered by the same CFB T3000 COSC-certified Chronometer, an automatic movement with 65 hours of power reserve, as that found on its predecessor. The technical prowess does not stop here. Turning the watch over showcases a skeleton rose gold caseback with six visible screws and the engraving of the individual watch number, out of 18. The caseback has another floating tourbillon at 12 o’clock. Rather than having the traditional oscillating weight inside the caseback, this watch gets the oscillating weight on the outer periphery of the dial in a grey-black layout.
Finishing the Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral Paradise watch is the hybrid rubber strap with a ‘brushed’ texture and a quick-release system. There is an 18 ct rose gold pin lock folding clasp as well.