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.
Samir Merdanovic, Chief Technical Officer at Carl F. Bucherer
Customize your limited-edition watch, with your distinct style
For those watch connoisseurs who wish to create their very own symphony, Carl F. Bucherer offers customization options. They can choose from different designs and finishes, creating a timepiece that is as unique as it can be. Not just restricted to the physical aspects of the timepiece, customers can also select their own symphony. This is the epitome of customisation!
Samir Merdanovic, Chief Technical Officer at Carl F. Bucherer decodes the extent of customisation where one can change the movement, dial colour, [Carl F. Bucherer] can make the gongs in a different material. The customisation process can take anything between two to three months going up to four to six months which will be for decorative movements or parts of the movement in solid gold. We can customise the timepiece in a matter of month and not two years, which is also unique to the brand.
Tip from Samir Merdanovic on taking care of your timepiece
If you are using the watch through the week and would like it to rest over the weekend, preferably let it rest and set the time when you want to wear it next. He suggests personally he would not want to always use the watch winders for the Manero Minute Repeater. Samir Merdanovic compares winding of a watch to a parked car whose ignition stops when the car is parked.. When a car is in the garage, the engine is turned off. And when one wishes to use this car, one would have to restart the engine. In the same way although this is an automatic watch if kept for long time, needs winding to restart.