Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual Bucherer BLUE Limited Edition

Swiss luxury watch brand Carl F. Bucherer has announced the opening of its new retail space located inside the newly renovated Bucherer 1888 TimeMachine at 12 East 57th Street (between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue) in New York City. To mark this milestone, the Lucerne-based watch manufacturer has created a dedicated limited-edition of 188 pieces, of which 30 are only available at the new boutique.

Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual Bucherer BLUE Limited Edition

With its new boutique in the Bucherer 1888 TimeMachine on 57th Street in New York City, Carl F. Bucherer joins some of the world’s leading fashion, jewelry, and watch brands in the almost 19,000-square-foot store, which has recently undergone a remarkable renovation and a transition from Tourneau to Bucherer.

Carl F. Bucherer Boutique in Bucherer 1888 TimeMachine
Carl F. Bucherer Boutique in Bucherer 1888 TimeMachine. (Carl F. Bucherer)

The Bucherer 1888 TimeMachine’s impressive facade has been designed to allow natural light to flood the retail areas, creating a particularly inviting shopping environment.

The boutique’s interior reflects Carl F. Bucherer’s classic aesthetic codes, which blend seamlessly with the impressive surroundings of the Bucherer 1888 TimeMachine. The Bucherer 1888 TimeMachine has three floors. Alongside areas dedicated to watches, jewelry, and fashion, there are relaxing lounges filled with art and three separate bars.

Carl F. Bucherer Boutique in Bucherer 1888 TimeMachine
Carl F. Bucherer Boutique in Bucherer 1888 TimeMachine. (Carl F. Bucherer)

The Swiss prestige watch brand Carl F. Bucherer and the global luxury retailer Bucherer share more than a name. Both trace their roots back to 1888, when Carl Friedrich Bucherer opened his first watch and jewelry shop in Lucerne.

Over the years, the watch brand and the retailer have evolved separately, but they are both proud members of the Bucherer Group under owner and Chairman of the Board Jörg G. Bucherer, who represents the third generation of the Bucherer family.

Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual Bucherer BLUE Limited Edition

The Heritage BiCompax Annual Bucherer BLUE Limited Edition watch celebrates the opening New York City’s Bucherer 1888 TimeMachine boutique.

The Carl F. Bucherer boutique offers a carefully curated selection of some of the brand’s most beloved timepieces, including the Heritage BiCompax Annual Bucherer BLUE Limited Edition. It has a 41 mm stainless steel case and a luxurious black leather strap. Its striking dial features graduated shades of blue with blue subdials with chronograph minute and small seconds counters. The dial is ringed by a blue tachymeter scale.

Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual Bucherer BLUE Limited Edition

The dial is completed by a month aperture at the 4:30 position and a big date window just below 12 o’clock. It has been created in an edition whose total size is 188 pieces, a reference to the fact that founder Carl Friedrich Bucherer opened his first watch and jewelry shop in Lucerne in 1888.

Thirty of those 188 watches feature a case back crystal with an engraved silhouette of the New York City skyline, a homage to the fact that the first Tourneau store in New York was opened in 1930.

Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual Bucherer BLUE Limited Edition

Like all the timepieces in Carl F. Bucherer’s Heritage collection, this Heritage BiCompax Annual Bucherer BLUE Limited Edition recalls some of the brand’s classic timepieces from one of watchmaking’s great eras, but the mechanical movement at the heart of the watch is a contemporary masterpiece.

The CFB Caliber 1972 automatic chronograph has a power reserve of 42 hours. Its innovative annual calendar complication considers different month lengths – 30 and 31 days – so the date only has to be corrected once a year, on March 1.

Technical details

Model: Heritage BiCompax Annual Bucherer BLUE
Reference number: 00.10803.08.52.99 & 00.10803.08.52.98 (NYC edition)

Movement
Automatic, CFB 1972 caliber, diameter 30 mm, height 7.3 mm, 47 jewels, power reserve 42 hours

Functions
Chronograph: minutes and seconds counters; annual calendar, big date, hour, minute, small seconds, tachymeter scale

Case
Stainless steel, double-domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides, case back with sapphire crystal, water-resistant to 30 m (3 bar), diameter 41 mm, height 14.15 mm

Dial
Graded shades of blue with black counters, 10 Arabic numerals (numerals 6 and 12 in black SLN)

Strap
Black calfskin leather strap with blue colored flanks and a quick release system, stainless steel pin-lock folding clasp

Limitation
Total of 188 pieces (of which 30 are engraved with the NYC skyline on the case back crystal)