Carl Bucherer is one of the only manufacturers in the world that has a peripheral rotor automatic movement in its line-up.
This month, Bucherer introduced the natural next step of the movement: Caliber CFB A2050. The Manero Peripheral is the first watch to house this movement, and is offered at a surprisingly affordable $7,200 USD.
This is a stainless steel watch with no surprises. The case is 40.6mm x 11.2mm and the movement, at 30.6mm x 5.28mm, fills the case perfectly. In terms of thickness the movement more or less splits the difference between a Rolex 3186 (6.4mm) and an ETA 2892 (4.6mm) but of course, the peripheral rotor system allows you to have an unobstructed view of the movement.
One interesting feature of Caliber CFB A2050, by the way, is that it’s not a center seconds movement, which means running seconds are displayed in a sub-dial at 6:00 – forming a slightly archaic counterpoint to this otherwise very modern movement.
As shown, the watch is enclosed in a stainless steel case, 40.6mm x 11.2mm. Sapphire on both sides, water resistant to 3 bar/30 meters. Alligator strap with a stainless steel pin buckle. The movement is a caliber CFB A2050, 30.6mm x 5.28mm, running in 55 jewels with peripheral rotor and a 55 hour power reserve.