Here’s a fun fact: Carl F. Bucherer is one of the the oldest luxury watchmakers in Switzerland still wholly owned by its founding family – a feat that grows more and more impressive every year as the industry’s original independents are measured in continually dwindling numbers. The Carl F.
OK, we’re calling it: 1976 was one of the best years in history – for so many reasons. For a start, that’s when Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life was released. It was also the year Rocky and Taxi Driver hit cinemas, and superhotties Benedict Cumberbatch and Audrey Tatou entered the world. In conclusion: a very good year.
Breguet is a celebrated name in the high-end wrist watches. This explicit brand was started in Paris in 1775 by Abraham-Louis Breguet. These timepieces have held on to their comprehensive and rich cultural inheritance because they have stuck to the classic creations. The most contemporary tickers from Breguet watches have the classic appeal and feel to them. This has come to form a hallmark of this line of timekeepers.
There is something mesmerizing by skeleton watches. They show it all, allowing its owner to dwell on all the marvelous little parts that combined formed the movement. With nothing to hide, the watchmaker has to be at its best. Not only will every flaw in the finish of the movement be painfully visible, they also need to construct the movement with a minimum of metal used for bridges and other parts that can obstruct the view. Not an easy task, yet for some watchmakers a challenge too good to pass up on.