Decoding: The Manero Minute Repeater Symphony
Since 1888 inception year of Carl F Bucherer , The Manero Minute Repeater Symphony is the most extraordinary timepiece that Carl F Bucherer has created, till date. The Manero Minute Repeater Symphony apart from its technical excellence takes customisation to another level, a feat which is uncommon, in today’s time. Yes, you read it right Customization of the music of the Minute Repeater is indeed a rare feat!
Tribute to technical innovation and Swiss watchmaking tradition
This timepiece’s minute repeater has a peripherally mounted regulator. This regulator, along with the peripheral winding system and the floating tourbillon, together, combines to create a true horological symphony. In fact, the composition is inspired by the famous Lucerne Festival Orchestra. Carl F. Bucherer has set new standards in the field of peripheral technology wherein the peripheral rotor is not only combined with a peripherally suspended tourbillon but also with the peripherally mounted regulator of a minute repeater mechanism. Not only does the bidirectional automatic winding movement draws its energy from a peripherally rotating oscillating weight, but its slim rotor reveals a beautiful heart (read: movement) with a power reserve of 65 hours.
The Manero Minute Repeater’s mechanism is orchestrated to produce two different tones on two gongs which are viewed through cut outs on the face of the watch with the sculpted hammers. These gongs are complemented by openings at 5 and 7 o’clock, through which the work of the striking hammers are visible. A window above 6 o’clock showcases the watch’s innovative regulator, which sets the beat of the chimes.
The timepiece is clad in a 43.8 mm diameter, 18-karat rose gold case. These spoke-shaped horns amplify the watch’s melodious sound. The 18-karat white gold dial is hand-galvanized and features a fine grainé texture. This sophisticated timepiece is limited to 88 pieces and comes with a hand-stitched leather strap. It is priced at approximately INR 3.42 crores.