Carl F. Bucherer is proud to be participating in Only Watch, a charity auction held every two years in Monaco to benefit research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy. 2021 marks the fourth time the Lucerne based watch manufacturer is involved in this remarkable event. Each Only Watch auction features one-of-a-kind watches produced by some of Switzerland’s most important watch brands especially for the event, which will take place during the Monaco Yacht Show under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II. Carl F. Bucherer’s unique contribution is a Heritage BiCompax Annual ONLY WATCH Edition in 18K white gold- a unique piece. 100% of the proceeds go towards this honourable charity, Only Watch.
A special watch for a remarkable cause
When Carl F. Bucherer was asked to create a unique timepiece for Only Watch, the charity held in support of Duchenne muscular dystrophy every two years, the brand’s creative watch designers put on their thinking caps. After all, this special watch will be in the company of some other extraordinary products and, of course, 100% of the proceeds go to the worthiest of causes. The specialists in Carl F. Bucherer’s manufacture settled on a winner.
The Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual ONLY WATCH Edition
The Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual ONLY WACTH Edition features an 41mm 18K white gold case and is presented on an elegant calf leather strap with light blue flanks. Two light blue counters offer an attractive contrast to the silvered dial with a light blue tachymetric scale and the raised chrome Arabic numerals at the 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock positions add extra distinction to the watch’s face. The Heritage BiCompax Annual has a month aperture as well as a big date display.
The Heritage BiCompax: reflecting a proud history
The Heritage BiCompax Annual watch is an exciting part of Carl F. Bucherer’s Maison and Heritage Brand World, whose watches translate the brand’s DNA onto its clients’ wrists with models that reimagine and reinterpret some historic timepieces. The first Heritage BiCompax Annual was launched in 2019 and taking design inspiration from an archival piece dating back to about 1950, it became an immediate hit. Combining vintage flair with contemporary features, it is the perfect expression of Carl F. Bucherer’s innovative Heritage Collection.
An amazing watch and a Carl F. Bucherer experience
CEO Sascha Moeri is delighted that Carl F. Bucherer is again participating in Only Watch. He says, “Only Watch has done an incredible job of raising money to help in the fight against Duchenne muscular dystrophy and I am looking forward to meeting the successful bidder here in Lucerne and inviting them to our manufacture and presenting our Heritage BiCompax Annual ONLY WATCH Edition. I know it will be a passionate watch fan who feels as strongly about combatting the disease as we do and it’s always gratifying to have one of our ‘Made of Lucerne’ products contribute to such a worthy cause.”
A superb mechanical movement with an annual calendar complication
The Heritage BiCompax Annual ONLY WATCH Edition may be reminiscent of a vintage watch on the outside, but on the inside, it’s another story. It has a CFB 1972 automatic chronograph calibre with a power reserve of 42 hours. It also features an annual calendar and a big date display that takes the different month lengths – 30, and 31 days – into account, which means it would only need to be corrected once a year, on the first of March.
The caseback tells a story
The caseback of the striking Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual ONLY WATCH Edition is engraved with the words ONLY WATCH and PIECE UNIQUE – an indication that it is the only piece in the world of the ultimate limited edition.
Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual ONLY WATCH Edition Technical Specifications
Reference number: 00.10803.08.12.99
- Chronograph: minutes and seconds counters,
- annual calendar,
- big date,
- hour, minute, small seconds,
- tachymeter scale
- CFB 1972 calibre,
- diameter 30 mm,
- height 7.3 mm,
- 47 jewels,
- power reserve 42 hours
- 18K white gold (150 palladium),
- double-domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides,
- sapphire crystal case back,
- water-resistant to 30 m (3 bar),
- diameter 41 mm, height 14.15 mm
- Silver-colored with light blue counters and tachymeter zone,
- 10 Arabic numerals (from which the 12 and 6 are raised and chrome-coloured)
- Calf leather strap in black and light blue colour with 18K white gold (150 palladium) pin-lock folding clasp
Limitation: 1 piece