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Carl F. Bucherer

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Founded in Lucerne in 1888, Carl F. Bucherer has concentrated in recent years on developing and refining its own family of in-house, peripheral rotor movements.

The company is the first in the history of watchmaking to successfully design, develop, and produce automatic movements with a peripheral rotor winding system, in which the automatic winding system's oscillating mass is at the periphery of the movement plate and on the same plane, rather than above it (as is the case with most other automatic winding mechanisms). 

Carl F. Bucherer is also known for its TravelTec watches, which are chronographs equipped with a patented system allowing three time zones to be read simultaneously.





Carl F. Bucherer debuts its new Heritage family of watches with the introduction of the Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral. The watch features the caliber CFB T3000, with a unique "floating" tourbillon, driven by Carl F. Bucherer's unique peripheral winding system.

Introduction of the next generation of peripheral winding technology by CFB, in the caliber CFB A2050

Introduction of the caliber CFB A1000, the very first series-produced movement with a peripheral winding system; this is the first time in watchmaking history such a system has been successfully industrialized.

Carl F. Bucherer acquires Téchniques Horlogères Appliquées of Sainte-Croix, Switzerland, which becomes Carl F. Bucherer Technologies.

The company introduces the TravelTec Chronograph, which allows for the simultaneous display of three different time zones; a patent is granted for the mechanism.

Carl F. Bucherer launches the Patravi Collection.

Jörg G. Bucherer takes over leadership of Carl F. Bucherer, the third generation of the family to do so.

Carl F. Bucherer is a member of the Beta 21 consortium, a group of Swiss manufacturers responsible for developing the Beta 21 movement – the first series-made quartz movement from Switzerland.

By this time, Carl F. Bucherer has manufactured over 15,000 certified chronometers.

Carl Friedrich Bucherer establishes his first boutique, in Lucerne, Switzerland.