The watch brand Carl F. Bucherer will always have a powerful connection to the Swiss city of Lucerne, where it was founded in 1888. As a truly global brand, it also has strong links to some of the world’s most popular places. With its Heritage BiCompax Annual Hometown Editions, it honors Lucerne and 16 of the other cities it is proud to call home. Let’s have a closer look!
A colorful Homage to the Cities we love
The Heritage BiCompax Annual Hometown Edition watches are an interpretation of Carl F. Bucherer’s popular Heritage BiCompax Annual watch, which was introduced back in 2018. It took its design inspiration from one of the brand’s archival pieces dating back to the 1950s. Combining vintage flair with contemporary features, it was a perfect expression of the brand’s heritage. With its symmetrically arranged chronograph counters positioned on the dial’s horizontal central axis and a tachymeter scale framing the dial, it generated an enthusiastic response and has become one of Carl F. Bucherer’s most coveted watches. In our opinion, the Heritage BiCompax Annual Hometown Edition timepieces are set to make it even more popular.
ROOTED IN THE HEART OF SWITZERLAND, BUT AT HOME EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD.CARL F. BUCHERER
The colorful Hometown Edition timepieces will resonate with the people who live in each of these amazing places or who have, perhaps, adopted one of them as their own hometown. These striking limited-edition watches pay a unique tribute to some of the finest cities around the world, and wearers will cherish the chance to express their sense of identity with a place that has a special meaning to them.
What makes each watch so special is a compelling 3-D-look engraving on the case back’s sapphire crystal, which is dedicated to its specific hometown. For example, the Lucerne edition features the city’s landmark Chapel Bridge, whilst tribute is paid to Tokyo with its skyline and Mount Fuji in the background. Each edition is distinguished by a one-of-a-kind case back crystal with a similarly iconic and identifiable monument to its respective city.
Heritage BiCompax Annual Hometown Edition Zurich
Since Zurich has a special place in our hearts, we decided to go hands-on with the Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual Hometown Edition Zurich. The beautiful timepiece is powered by the automatic CFB 1972 movements that is equipped with 47 jewels and offers a power reserve of 42 hours.
It features many useful complications such as chronograph, annual calendar, big date, hour, minute, small seconds and a tachymeter scale. At 41 mm, it is well-sized and its double-domed sapphire crystal adds to the vintage look and feel of the watch. The case back features an engraved sapphire crystal that shows the iconic skyline of Zurich.
The timepiece comes on a black calfskin leather strap with flanks and stitches in green and with a quick release system. Limited to only 88 pieces, the watch costs CHF 6’900.00 and is available at Bucherer in Zurich and Zurich Airport.
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