Carl F. Bucherer

Watches of technical perfection and beauty, through tradition and the force of innovation. Carl F. Bucherer is an independent Swiss watchmaker with expertise in the production of precious contemporary watches in the premium market.

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  • About Carl F. Bucherer

    Since its formation 125 years ago, the company formed by this visionary figure has remained in the sole ownership of the Bucherer family. This continuity means that today Carl F. Bucherer is one of the oldest major Swiss watchmaking companies to be held in the ownership of the founder’s family in unbroken succession.

    In 1919, returning to Lucerne from revolution-torn Germany, the sons encouraged their father to launch his own ladies’ watch collection in the Art Deco style. The perfect interplay of aesthetic appeal, technical watchmaking skills and outstanding workmanship formed the basis of the creative “mythos” that was to spring from the House of Bucherer.

    To this day, the philosophy of the founder, Carl Friedrich Bucherer remains. Carl F. Bucherer concentrates on meaningful complications and ingeniously simple operability.

  • Carl F. Bucherer's philosophy

    Entrepreneurs are people who have an idea and who dare to do something new. They follow their vision and their own path. Carl Friedrich Bucherer expertly blended tradition with innovation by blending the jeweler’s filigree craft with the watchmaker’s precision. Right up to the present day, the founder’s philosophy has been reflected in the Carl F. Bucherer brand and its timepieces. As the only watch brand to have its origins in Lucerne, Carl F. Bucherer has been able to develop in its own unique way.

  • Carl F. Bucherer's 4 key dates

    1888: Carl Friedrich Bucherer sets up his first specialist shop selling watches and jewelry on Falkenplatz in Lucerne.

    1919: Carl Friedrich Bucherer launches his first ladies’ watch collection in the Art Deco style. He is one of the first to adopt the strap – at that time still a revolutionary concept.

    1948: At an early stage the brand focuses on sporty chronographs and the practical display of the big date, with two discs turning independently of each other showing the current date in generously proportioned apertures on the dial.

    2008: Carl F. Bucherer presents the CFB A1000 manufacture movement, demonstrating the brand’s innovative strength.

  • Carl F. Bucherer's collections

    Patravi: “I have achieved.” The Patravi stands for the comprehensive watchmaking know-how of Carl F. Bucherer, for technological innovation, attractive and useful additional functions, and striking design characteristics.

    Manero: “That which is led by the hand-“. With the Manero, Carl F. Bucherer presents a range of modern classics whose beauty and elegance are skillfully combined with mechanical precision and practical functionality.

    Adamavi: “Falling in love.” With its discreet elegance and mechanical reliability, the Adamavi collection from Carl F. Bucherer represents a timeless, tried and tested classic range.

    Alacria: “Enthusiasm and zest for life.” With its uniquely contoured and tapered case, the Alacria ladies’ range offers the ideal basis for the creation of prestigious jewelry watches, demonstrating the high level of jewelry skills to be found at Carl F. Bucherer.

  • Contact Carl F. Bucherer

    Carl F. Bucherer
    A Brand of Bucherer AG
    Langensandstrasse 27
    CH-6002 Luzern
    T. +41 369 70 70

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  • Carl F. Bucherer - Pathos Diva

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Official Timekeeper of the Swiss National Football Team

— Yesterday, Carl F. Bucherer announced its role as Official Timekeeper of the Swiss National Football Team during a press conference, which the football player Granit Xhaka attended. The most expensive player in the Swiss football history was wearing the new Patravi ScubaTec ASF.
MAY 26, 2016
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Pathos Swan

— Available in rose gold and bicolor versions, this jewelry watch is adorned with 922 diamonds and sapphires.
MAY 23, 2016
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Sunshine Kids Foundation

— Carl F. Bucherer joins forces with Hollywood Cares Poker Invitational to raise money for Sunshine Kids Foundation.
APRIL 25, 2016
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Interview with Sascha Moeri, CEO of Carl F. Bucherer

— It’s a golden year for Carl F. Bucherer. Sascha Moeri explains why.
APRIL 20, 2016

Black is back

— This week we look at two distinct trends seen at Baselworld and continue our series of interviews. We also reveal the first launch for Baselworld 2017!
APRIL 18, 2016
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Black is black

— ... sometimes even blacker than black. Watchmakers are increasingly turning to the dark side to create “total black” models. This is the first part of our mini-series on black watches.
APRIL 18, 2016

Pleasantly surprised

— We’re back from Baselworld and a long Easter weekend. Here is a preview of what you can read on WorldTempus this week and in the weeks to come.
MARCH 29, 2016
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Baselworld 2016

3 new officially certified chronometers

— WorldTempus has selected three COSC-certified chronometers launched at Baselworld 2016 to profile.
MARCH 25, 2016
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Patravi ScubaTec White

— Carl F. Bucherer dresses the new Patravi ScubaTec 36 mm entirely in white.
MARCH 24, 2016
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“Distinctly Golden” at Baselworld 2016

— The new brand presentation was launched with a celebratory unveiling of the exhibition stand in the “distinctly golden” look.
MARCH 21, 2016
Carl F. Bucherer calibre CFB A2000
Carl F. Bucherer

Video. Calibre CFB A2000

— The brand presents a new watch movement developed in-house: the CFB A2000.
MARCH 18, 2016
Carl F. Bucherer - Manero Peripheral
Carl F. Bucherer

Manero Peripheral

— Carl F. Bucherer launches its new in-house caliber CFB A2050 in the Manero line, at the heart of the new Manero Peripheral.
MARCH 16, 2016
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Video. Li Bingbing as new Global Brand Ambassador

— Carl F. Bucherer welcomed the internationally renowned actress Li Bingbing as their new Global Brand Ambassador.
MARCH 12, 2016
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    In search of the elusive watch

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    MARCH 07, 2016
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    Li Bingbing

    — Carl F. Bucherer presented the internationally renowned actress Li Bingbing as its global brand ambassador at a press conference in Beijing.
    MARCH 04, 2016
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    High-octane watch and car news

    — To coincide with the start of the Geneva Motor Show this week, we turn our attention to the partnerships between watch brands and car manufacturers.
    FEBRUARY 29, 2016
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    Watch photo shoot

    — A watch photo shoot realized by six students of the HEAD.
    FEBRUARY 21, 2016
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    Cooperation with Rinspeed

    — Carl F. Bucherer teams up with its new Patravi TravelTec in Black and Rinspeed’s latest Concept Car “Σtos“.
    JANUARY 15, 2016
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    Patravi TravelTec

    — The brand new Patravi TravelTec is designed with a diamond-like-carbon coating in a matt black hue.
    JANUARY 09, 2016