Replica watches: While most Swiss watchmakers are located along the Jura mountains, this brand is unusual in being located in the foothills of the Alps. One of his latest creations is a vibrant homage to his hometown of Lucerne, with an automotive twist.
We often hear about partnerships between watch brands and car manufacturers. However, it is rare to find a watch based on the founding family’s own car. But that’s the case with Carl F. Bucherer’s Limited Edition Heritage BiCompax Annual Lucerne, which was inspired by a classic Lincoln Cosmopolitan Town Sedan with a remarkable history.
The car originally belonged to Carl Eduard Bucherer, son of Carl Friedrich Bucherer, who founded the brand in 1888. It was sold in 1952 and changed hands several times over the years. In 2013, however, Jörg G. Bucherer, Carl Eduard’s son, was able to purchase the estate car and restore it to its original splendor. Today, it is not uncommon to see it on the shores of Lake Lucerne, in the white and blue livery that matches the flag and colors of the Canton.
- We often hear about partnerships between watch brands and car manufacturers. However, it is rare to find a watch based on the founding family’s own car.
roots and wings
“There are only two lasting legacies we can hope to give our children. One of them is roots, the other, the wings”, wrote Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The history of this car is one of endurance, but it is also emblematic of the Bucherer family’s deep bond with its local roots. Although now a global group, the company still has strong ties to its hometown of Lucerne, something that sets it apart from other Swiss luxury watchmakers. The Heritage BiCompax Annual Lucerne pays tribute to the Bucherer family and their hometown, through the story of an extraordinary automobile that is now back in the hands of its original owners. Swiss Luxury Fake Watches For Sale
Carl F. Bucherer CEO Sascha Moeri is very fond of history. He says: “This is an incredible narrative. All of us who have had the privilege of working closely with Jörg G. Bucherer over the years know how much this car means to him. Our designers and watchmakers took inspiration from the automobile and created a great watch that pays homage to the president of the Bucherer Group, his passion for the family car that came back to life after so many years, and of course our beloved hometown of Lucerne, the place where the automobile and the Bucherer family have shared such an extraordinary history.”
From car to timepiece
Since the inspiration for the Heritage BiCompax Annual Lucerne is a vintage Lincoln Cosmopolitan, it seems only natural that the watch should enter the Carl F. Bucherer replica vintage watch collection. Produced in a limited edition of 188 pieces, it has a 41mm stainless steel case presented on a multi-link stainless steel Milanese bracelet with a folding clasp and quick release system. It also comes with a calfskin strap with a folding clasp, which also has a quick release system, so the look can be changed quickly and easily.
The silver dial displayed through the double-domed sapphire crystal features light blue subdials with chronograph minute and small seconds counters, which are complemented by a light blue ring with a tachymeter scale around the edge of the dial. The pale blue recalls the color of Jörg G. Bucherer’s lovingly restored car. The watch face also features a month aperture between 4 and 5 o’clock and a large, bold date window just below 12 o’clock.
- The light blue accents on the dial recall the color of Jörg G. Bucherer’s lovingly restored automobile.
A mix of vintage and modern
Although the Heritage BiCompax Annual Lucerne recalls some of the greatest timepieces of an earlier era,
the mechanical movement at the heart of the watch is a highly contemporary creation. The CFB Caliber 1972 automatic chronograph has a 42-hour power reserve,
and its annual calendar complication accounts for different lengths of months, 30 and 31 days,
so the date only needs to be corrected once a year, on June 1. March.
In fact, the watch engine should be as durable as the car it was inspired
by and which has been passed down from one generation to the next. And it is perhaps in this key aspect of transmission to future generations
that the spirit of the family-owned Lincoln Cosmopolitan Town Sedan finds its most relevant and poignant meaning.