The Bucherer Blue Editions is an exclusive collaboration between Bucherer 1888 and some of the world’s finest watch manufacturers. The collection offers clients a distinctive selection of timepieces based on longstanding relationships bred from high expertise and a demand for something truly unique. The colour blue runs as a central theme and has long been an inspiration for artists – exhibiting inner security and confidence. Much like the blues’ of our planet; the sea and the sky; the colour blue creates a sense of calmness, relaxation and order. Within the brand’s 130 year heritage, blue has become a hallmark of the brand and now epitomises the uniqueness of the new creations that make up the Bucherer Blue Editions. Offering watch wearers a contemporary alternative here are 2017’s Blue Editions:
Tudor – Heritage Black Bay Bronze Blue: The colour blue has always been prominent in the Tudor collection. It first made an appearance in 1969 when Tudor launched the Tudor Oyster prince Submariner 7021 with a blue dial. This hue of blue serves as inspiration for the brand’s latest rendition as did the design. The new version feature the dial and domed glass of the first Tudor dive watch. The most characteristic element of the Heritage Black Bay Bronze Blue is its brushed-bronzed case. This impressive case allows for a subtle, unique patina that reflects the routines of the wearer, turning the piece into a highly personal collector’s item.
Baume et Mercier – Clifton Club Shelby Cobra: An established relationship, the collaboration between Baume et Mercier and Bucherer is based on a love of watchmaking and shared values. The latest edition to the Bucherer Blue Editions is a reminder of the legendary American Shelby Cobra Daytona coupé.
Audemars Piguet – Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph: The colour Blue has always had a connection to the legendary Royal Oak which first featured on the watch’s iconic tapisserie dial in 1972. Audemars developed three unique and bold timepieces combining different styles and materials while playing with forms and colours to give the watches a chic yet sport appearance. The finale is a bold and iconic chronograph built for watch enthusiasts with a distinguished and unique eye.
For a more female version of the Royal Oak, the watch has a sporting and chic nature, a well built timepiece that plays with contrasts; the blue counter makes an impact on the bright white dial – enhanced by a diamond-set bezel. The rose gold and stainless finishes were also created exclusively for Bucherer.
Audemars Piguet – Royal Oak Tourbillion Ultra Thin: Enhancing the prestigious Royal Oak Offshore is no easy feat; but the Le Brassus based manufacturer have created an exemplary Tourbillion Ultra Thin tailored to Bucherer’s female customers.
Carl F. Bucherer – Manero Peripheral: Inspired by the legacy left by Carl Friedrich Bucherer, the Manero Peripheral is testament to the houses philosophy and legacy; an independent, traditional and innovative timepiece. With a custom petrol blue dial and exotic alligator blue strap the watch is offset by a contrasting stainless steel dial, homage to the city of Lucerne, Switzerland whose coat of arms bares the colour blue.
IWC – Portugieser: The story behind the Portuguese family stretches all the way back to the precision nautical instruments used by seafarers to discover the world. The bold dial is inspired by the sea and off-set by a warm red-gold case. With a shimmering sun-pattern finish on the dial, the red-gold hands provide a discreet contrast to the white counters.
Jaeger-Le Coultre – Master Ultra Thin Date: A longstanding relationship that has gone from strength-to-strength, the collaboration between Jaeger and Bucherer gave the watchmakers the chance to create a piece showcasing the essentials in a watch. The design is suited for the individual who values understated simplicity and elegancy that epitomises the Jaeger ethos.
Officine Panerai – Radiomir 1940: With over 20 years of partnership, the collaboration between Panerai and Bucherer pays tribute to the brand’s heritage and connection to the sea. In order to pay a fitting tribute to their relationship, the Maison created a completely new combination with an exclusive vertically brushed blue dial fitted in an iconic Radiomir 1940 case. Connoisseurs will appreciate the presence of the P.4000 caliber, the first Panerai automatic movement with an off-centre microrator.
Longines – The Longines Master Collection: This set of Longines watches uses a deep, dark tone of blue that represents elegance and timelessness – two key elements of the philosophies of both brands. Available in a ladies’ and men’s version with diameters of 36 and 40mm, each watch is equipped with striking automatic movements.
Article by Menswear Style