The festive season calls for some special gifts and indulgences, and what could be better than these ultra luxe timepieces from Carl F. Bucherer and Favre Leuba
The Manero Peripheral combines classic design with modern engineering. It is powered by the CFB A2050 caliber, which was launched in 2016 and designed and developed completely in-house. Its movement, which is a modified version of the CFB A2000, is a certified chronometer and features a central hour and minute display, a small-seconds subdial at 6 o’clock, and a date display at 3 o’clock. It also features a tribute to Swiss watchmaking tradition in the form of the Geneva stripes on the movement’s bridges and cocks. This automatic movement draws its power from a bidirectional automatic winding system with a PVD-coated peripheral rotor that features the same blue color as the dial. Visible through the sapphire crystal case back, the movement is therefore a further tribute to the city of Lucerne – and to the rich heritage of the Carl F. Bucherer brand. Limited to 188 watches, this special edition is an allusion to the year in which the company was founded. The number denoting the limited edition as well as the series number of the watch is depicted in a special engraving on the case back.
The Manero Peripheral Boutique Edition for women flaunt a bezel paved with 60 diamonds and the mother-of-pearl dial in snow white or velvet brown. Inside lies the in-house manufacture caliber CFB A2050. Carl F. Bucherer has dressed this first-class movement with great elegance and femininity. Gentle, rounded lines characterize the stainless steel case, 40 mm in diameter. The 60 diamonds set into the bezel carry a total weight of 0.6 ct., beautifully complementing the minute circle on the dial. The dial’s high quality is also affirmed by the applied, facetted hour indices that elegantly harmonize with the fine lance hands. Precious alligator leather straps complete the overall look; the white variant features a contrasting black strap, while the model with the velvet brown dial is accompanied by a tone-on-tone leather strap. Price: INR 578,000
Favre-Leuba’s Raider Harpoon focuses on only the essentials by making the important minutes much easier and precise to read, in every situation and under every condition. In doing so, the standard form of time indication has been completely rethought, and everything unnecessary has been omitted. The result is further proof of the values such as defiance, ingenuity and the pioneering spirit, that have defined the brand for over the rich 279 years– a diving watch that proves its worth with just one hand. Price: INR 3,50,000
The Raider Sea Bird from Favre-Leuba is the ideal companion for women who embrace challenges, who think and act independently, who defy convention and cultivate their own unique style. This new ladies’ watch is irrefutable proof that aesthetic beauty and functionality are not mutually exclusive, and that a feminine look can surely be strong, distinctive, and sporty. Generously sized, rectangular, appliquéd index marks and distinctive, easily readable and luminous hands make a powerful statement on an otherwise minimalist dial. Four different dial colors can be chosen from: a pure white that radiates brightness, a captivating copper tone with a shimmering glow, a classic brown that exudes timeless style, and a deep royal blue that conjures up images of the unfathomable depths of the ocean and the boundless expanse of the sky. Price: INR 1,50,000
All of these watches are available at Ethos watch boutiques.