Tue. Mar 31st, 2020

Bucherer celebrates the 2019 edition of its own Bucherer Watch Award!

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Launched in 2014 by Maison Bucherer France, the Bucherer Watch Award has become a veritable annual rendez-vous in the watchmaking galaxy. This unmissable event is now eagerly awaited by watch brands and watchmaking enthusiasts, in order to highlight some market trends. By Alex Plato

You better try each of them

Indeed, the Bucherer Watch Award wanted to be considered as an innovative prize to promote new trends, since many prestigious prizes already exist in this watchmaking field. Thus, most of them give an opportunity to many brands to display their new products and innovations. A certain way to give a regular panorama on the main trends of this very changing market!

This Bucherer Watch Award is an open window to the current watchmaking technics, in order to highlight the brands’ new creations and performances. This project, imagined in 2013, took a year to see the light of day and find its format, validated by the Bucherer group, one of the most important players in watch distribution.

This swiss group, created in 1888, aspires to observe and fulfill the expectations of many customers, often lost in the face of the upsurge of players in the watchmaking industry’s panorama, it reassures them and allows them to create a link with watch brands and get to know them better (photo credits: Alex Plato).

Located close to the Opera Garnier, this Parisian watch store is an institution, founded in 1888, proposing a wide selection of luxury hand watches. Among them, the laureate is a Jaeger-Lecoultre Polaris, a blue diving watch, within a 42 mm steel with rotating inner flange and waterproof 200 meters. This is a limited edition, with blue dial and rubber strap, only produced in 800 copies for a cost of 8,300 euros. This model has just stood out in front of the Classic Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar Manufacture by Frédérique Constant and the Piaget Altiplano, surprisingly both also with blue dials!

…under the happiness petals.
A networking time…

To celebrate this award, Bucherer invited many artists to make this party more memorable.. Like a jazz band, the pianist Jan Dark and the hypnotist Jean-Luc Bertrand. Many artists’ performances to admire in this full video above, that we recommend to watch until the end, you would be amazed!

The timepieces are constantly evolving and so are the tastes of customers. With that in mind, the new lucky Bucherer Watch Award 2019 was selected by a jury of watchmaking experts. This panel of watches aims to reveal the customers’ favorites of that year, like every year since 2014.

Indeed, during three weeks, those were called to vote on Internet for which could be their best watch, in an amount of 32 candidates. A figure that increases from each edition to another.

A ceremony often needs some music

After a period of one month, where those luxury pieces aspiring to this Award were exhibited on the 1st floor of the store, so that the visitors may have a more concrete idea of their choice.

Following a massive online participation and a thoughtful deliberation, the jury designated a successor to the former Bucherer Award laureates. In this list, you would find the “Grande Lange 1 Phases de Lune” by Lange & Söhne awarded in 2014, the “Horological Smartwatch” by Frédérique Constant in 2015, the “Excalibur Squelette Auto-matique” by Roger Dubuis, tied with the “Divers Sixty- Five ”by Oris in 2016 then the“ Neo Bridges ”by Girard-Perregaux in 2017. Thereafter, those enjoyed of a real visibility, as long as the other highlighted models of the vote.
 
Discover then the jury’s selection for the Bucherer Watch Award 2019.


Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Automatic
37mm 18-carat white gold case, automatic movement, hour, minute, second, date, 60-hour power reserve, water resistance to 50 meters, 18-carat white gold bracelet.
Price: 50,400 euros
 
Anonimo Nautilo Bronze
44mm satin bronze case, automatic movement, date, water resistance to 200 meters, 38-hour power capacity, calfskin strap.
Price: 2,660 euros
 
B Swiss Prestige Chronograph
37.5mm steel case, automatic movement, chronograph, date, water resistance to 30 meters, calfskin strap.
Price: 1,070 euros
 
Baume and Mercier Baumatic
40mm steel case, self-winding in-house manufacture movement, date, 5-day power reserve, COSC certification, interchangeable alligator leather squeegee.
Price: 2,800 euros

Bell & Ross BR 05 Black Steel
40mm case in polished satin steel, automatic movement, hour, minute, second, date, water resistance to 100 meters, bracelet in polished satin steel
Price: 4,500 euros
 
Blancpain Air Command Chronograph Flyback
42.5mm steel case, automatic movement, flyback chronograph, hour, minute, 50-hour power reserve, water resistance to 30 meters, rubber-lined Barenia bracelet, limited edition of 500 pieces.
Price: 18,460 euros
 
Breguet Classic
38mm 18-carat white gold case, automatic movement, date, 55-hour power reserve, water resistance to 30 meters, alligator leather strap.
Price: 23,100 euros
 
Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax
41mm case in steel and pink gold, automatic movement, chronograph, annual calendar with large date, water resistance to 30 meters, calfskin strap, limited edition of 888 pieces.
Price: 9,200 euros


Chopard Mille Miglia 2019 Race Edition
44mm steel case, automatic movement, chronograph, 48-hour power reserve, water resistance to 100 meters, calfskin strap, limited edition of 1000
Price: 6,800 euros
 
Emile Chouriet Heir to Guichet
40mm stainless steel case, automatic movement, hour, minute, day, date, water resistance to 30 meters, leather strap
Price: 2,010 euros
 
Frédérique Constant Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Manufacture
42mm stainless steel case, automatic movement, tourbillon, perpetual calendar, hour, minute, second, date, day, month, leap year, 38-hour power reserve, water resistance up to 50 meters, alligator leather strap, edition limited to 88 pieces
 Price: 20,995 euros
 
Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar Bucherer Blue
42mm stainless steel case, automatic manufacture movement, perpetual calendar, moon phase, 100-hour power reserve, rubber strap, limited edition of 50 pieces
Price: 20,000 euros

 

Hamilton American Classic Intra-Matic Auto Chrono
40mm stainless steel case, H-31 automatic movement, 60-hour power reserve, water resistance to 100 meters, leather strap.
Price: 1,995 euros

IWC Portugieser Chronograph Bucherer Blue
40.9mm stainless steel case, automatic movement, 44-hour power reserve, minute and second stop function, water resistance to 30 meters, textile strap.
Price: 7,700 euros

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date
42mm steel case, automatic movement, hour, minute, second, date, rotating bezel, 38-hour power reserve, water resistance to 200 meters, rubber strap, limited edition of 800 pieces.
Price: 8,300 euros
 
Lange & Söhne Datograph Perpetual
41mm pink gold case, manufacture movement with manual winding, chronograph, moon phases, hours, minutes, small seconds, perpetual calendar, 36-hour power reserve, crocodile leather strap.
Price: 122,400 euros
 


Longines Heritage
38.5mm stainless steel case, automatic movement, hour, minute, small second, 64-hour power reserve, water resistance to 30 meters, leather strap.
Price: 2,020 euros
 
MAT Watches Furtive
44mm steel case, automatic movement, 42-hour power reserve, water resistance up to 300 meters, rubber strap.
Price: 1,380 euros
 
Mido Multifort Patrimony
40mm stainless steel case, Mido Caliber 80 automatic movement, date, 80-hour power reserve, water resistance to 50 meters, cowhide leather strap.
Price: 740 euros
 
Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Limited Edition
42mm bronze case, automatic movement, hour, minute, second time zone, 42-hour power reserve, water resistance to 100 meters, NATO woven strap.
Price: 5,900 euros


Moser Endeavor Smoked Tourbillon
42mm steel case, automatic movement, hour, minute, one-minute flying tourbillon with skeletonized bridges, 3-day power reserve, kudu leather strap, limited edition of 20 watches.
Price: 60,000 euros
 
Oris Divers Sixty-Five Chronograph Bucherer Blue
43mm stainless steel case, automatic movement, chronograph, 48-hour power reserve, water resistance to 100 meters, leather strap.
Price: 3,900 euros
 
Panerai Submersible Carbotech
47mm carbotech case, automatic movement, hour, minute, small second, date, immersion duration measurement, 72-hour power reserve, water resistance to 300 meters, black rubber strap.
Price: 17,400 euros
 
Parmigiani Fleurier TondaA 1950 Moon rose gold slate
39mm pink gold case, automatic movement, hour, minute, small second, date, moon phase, 48-hour power reserve, alligator leather strap.
Price: 28,100 euros
 


Piaget Altiplano
40mm case in pink gold and diamonds, automatic movement, bezel set with 72 brilliant-cut diamonds, total of 1 carat, alligator leather strap, limited edition of 300 pieces.
Price: 36,200 euros
 
Rado Golden Horse 1957
37mm stainless steel case, automatic movement, 80-hour power reserve, water resistance to 50 meters, leather strap, limited edition of 1957 pieces.
Price: 1,730 euros
 
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider
45mm black titanium DLC case, automatic movement, 60-hour power reserve, water resistance to 50 meters, bi-material bracelet with black rubber base and black alcantara inlay, limited edition of 88 pieces.
Price: 73,000 euros
 
Tissot Heritage 1973
43mm stainless steel case, automatic movement, water resistance to 200 meters, leather strap with racing-type stitching, edition limited to 1973 pieces.
Price: 1,950 euros


 
Tudor Black Bay P01
42mm steel case, automatic movement, date, 70-hour power reserve, water resistance to 200 meters, hybrid leather and rubber strap.
Price: 3,700 euros
 
Ulysse Nardin Freak X Carbonium
43mm Carbonium / Titanium DLC case, automatic movement, flying carousel, water resistance to 50 meters, alligator leather strap.
Price: 24,000 euros
 
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Date-Day Retrogrades
42.5mm pink gold case, automatic movement, hour, minute, 40-hour power reserve, water resistance to 30 meters, alligator leather strap, Poinçon de Genève.
Price: 44,300 euros
 
Zenith El Primero A384 Revival
37mm stainless steel case, automatic movement, chronograph, hour, minute, small second, date, 50-hour power reserve, water resistance to 100 meters, rubber-lined alligator strap.
Price: 7,900 euros
 
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