The Bucherer Blue Editions are a fantastic way to express new innovative and daring ideas using exceptional blue as the main decorating detail. For this autumn, the brand expresses its love for mechanical ladies in blue with three major independents: Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges Bucherer BLUE, H. Moser & Cie. with the magical Streamliner Tourbillon Bucherer BLUE and L’Epée 1839 with a “racing” clock – the Time Fast Bucherer BLUE. Common feature – obviously the Bucherer blue.
All three mechanical marvels were photographed in the Genevan Bucherer Boutique, somehow in a hurry and the quality of the photos and videos are, unfortunately, accordingly.
Fabulous in Blue: Girard Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges Bucherer BLUE
As a big fan of the GP‘s modern Flying Bridges, the collaboration comes as no surprise. The superb execution of the brand’s artisans received a touch of blue that creates a new way of seeing this wrist watch. Although I enjoy the fiery contrast of the black Neo bridges, the blue kind of softens the impact without being as shiny as the yellow or white gold or even the crystal. It is more restraint…
The Three Bridges Tourbillon is one of the oldest movements still in use and the modern iteration with all the technical gimmicks available is simply astounding. The blue was chosen by GP and not by Bucherer. If the colour was selected for its shade or by technical constraints, I don’t know, but it is a pleasant colour. The finishes are as good as always. The details of the bridges is the first strong statement.
But what could not be offered on the bridges due to the very light and airy open work specific to the Girard-Perregaux Three Flying Bridges, it is implemented with a ravishing success on the gears – I am talking about polished chamfering with acute angles. Some of the gears even received “spikes” only to highlight these details. An absolute pleasure to enjoy these handmade details.
This masterpiece in titanium is available at Bucherer Boutiques in a very limited series of 18 pieces. More pictures in the gallery at the end of the article.
Blue icing the H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Tourbillon Bucherer BLUE
Until the Streamliner, the statement sports piece of H. Moser & Cie. was the Pioneer Tourbillon. But adding an integrated bracelet to the line of the one of most daring independents out there was not only natural but also expected. A design that speaks fluently the language of vintage (or traditional) and modern concomitantly is again natural for a choice for Bucherer Blue Edition.
It all starts from the ravishing exterior of the case and bracelet – a perfect integration of a rather heavy piece that wears still very well. The details expressed in the contrast of brushed and polished surfaces is one of the most spectacular out there. To this, the Bucherer Blue touch consists in a row of blue baguette-cut sapphires that surrounds the signature fumé dial with secret signature.
The exceptional exterior is counterbalanced by the superb chosen and executed finishes. The tourbillon takes most of the front stage, as mesmerising as always with its patented double hairspring where two identical hairsprings compensate for any positional errors. Turning the H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Tourbillon Bucherer BLUE reveals the beauty of the automatic HMC 804. The details are a mark of H. Moser & Cie. expertise and they are always flowless.
The big thicker in blue: L’Epée 1839 Time Fast Bucherer BLUE
The Fast Time clock is the perfect example of a race machine. If it is a race with time or against it, that is in the mind of the collector. The L’Epée 1839 Time Fast is a loud machine. Just like any race car, you love it or hate it. While I would not recommend it for a bedroom due to its loud escapement noise. I would fully enjoy it in the office space or living room. I found the loud tic-tac noise as a good reminder of time passing by and a good imbold to do my work instead of procrastinating (although playing or enjoying it is a recommended action).
Although the carroserie in blue is not a novelty, having unusual details in blue (front grill, well rims) adds a twist to this vintage race car-inspired table clock. The time display of the L’Epée 1839 Time Fast Bucherer BLUE ocupies a considerable space in the middle region of the chasis. The pilot is embodied by the visible escapements under a crystal dome, just like a helmet will protect the head of the race driver.
This big toy for big girls and boys is an 8-days power reserve machine that has a mechanical motor wound like a pull-back toy car. The Bucherer Blue bodywork with white stripes contributes even more to the 50s race car classics’ fluid design and coolness.
Girard Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges Bucherer BLUE Gallery
H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Tourbillon Bucherer BLUE Gallery
L’Epée 1839 Time Fast Bucherer BLUE Gallery
About Bucherer Blue
Bucherer BLUE combines creative sophistication with exceptional style. The concept aims to surprise and inspire with each new creation. Developed in close cooperation with prestigious partners, these creative BLUE masterpieces are a constant source of joy to lovers of innovative luxury timepieces and lifestyle products while at the same time redefining the concept of relaxed luxury.
To date, upward of 53 timepieces have been created for Bucherer BLUE with 25 of the world’s most renowned watch brands. All of them have revisited their iconic collections and timepieces to present them afresh with a hint of blue.
Available exclusively from Bucherer, the collection features special editions from Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Blancpain, Breguet, Breitling, Carl F. Bucherer, Chopard, Girard-Perregaux, Glashütte Original, H. Moser & Cie., Hublot, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger-LeCoultre, L’Epée, Longines, Oris, Panerai, Piaget, Rado, Roger Dubuis, TAG Heuer, Tissot, Tudor, Ulysse Nardin and Vacheron Constantin.
Yet Bucherer BLUE encompasses more than timepieces. The exclusive highlights include the bespoke Harley-Davidson Bucherer BLUE which ranks as the world’s most expensive motorcycle at CHF 1,888 million, the streamlined Lamborghini Aventador S, as well as further unique collaborations with thrilling and ambitious lifestyle brands.
The family-owned company Bucherer, which was founded in 1888, has one of the most distinguished traditions in Europe’s watch and jewellery industry. Over the last 130 years, Bucherer has established an exclusive reputation with its range of exquisite and prize-winning jewellery creations. Its boutiques also offer the company’s international clientele a wide range of luxury watches from renowned brands. Bucherer is present in 36 locations across Europe: with 17 stores in Switzerland, 10 in Germany, flagship stores in Vienna and Paris, a store in Copenhagen, Denmark, and 6 boutiques in London. Bucherer runs 33 stores in the US market under the Tourneau brand. The company employs over 2,000 staff, is currently managed by Jörg G. Bucherer, and has now been under the stewardship of the Bucherer family for three
generations. The Bucherer headquarters remains in Lucerne to this day.