Carl F. Bucherer Manero AutoDate LOVE
The Carl F. Bucherer Manero AutoDate LOVE is the latest ladies’ timepiece from the Lucerne-based watch brand. This model was created as part of the brand’s partnership with Chinese actress and CFB Brand Ambassador, Li Bingbing.
Carl F. Bucherer, the Lucerne-based watch brand has recently unveiled the Manero AutoDate LOVE. The model is available in nine different versions encompassing different case materials and various dial colours.
The Swiss luxury marque has collaborated with the world-famous Chinese actress, Li Bingbing, creating the feminine collection, the Carl F. Bucherer Manero AutoDate LOVE. The Chinese actress and CFB Brand Ambassador founded her own charitable foundation, L.O.V.E. (Life, Original, Value, and Earth), hence the new watch’s soubriquet.
The dial of the 35.5mm model features a leaf-motif on the small-seconds subdial, a further reference to Li Bingbing’s passion for environmental protection. Beyond its philanthropic actions, Carl F. Bucherer has, once again, created a wonderfully feminine composition, executed to its usual exacting standards.
Prices start at £2500 (RRP as at 13.10.2020)
The brand’s press release
A True Matter of the Heart
Li Bingbing has made a name for herself as an actress both in Asia and in Hollywood. What’s more, she has been serving as a global Brand Ambassador for Carl F. Bucherer and its values since 2016. “The long-standing cooperation with Li Bingbing is very close to Carl F. Bucherer’s and my heart. China is and remains an important market for us, and female watch enthusiasts form a very significant and steadily growing part of our clientele worldwide. As an internationally successful actress, Li Bingbing reaches women and men in equal measure – in China and globally. She authentically reflects the values we stand for as a brand: timelessly elegant and stylish, with a distinct sense for perfection and a passion for what she does, she inspires people all over the world. We are proud to work with her,” says Sascha Moeri, CEO of Carl F. Bucherer, commenting on the partnership.
Now the Swiss watchmaker has teamed up with the movie star to create a collection that highlights another aspect of her character: her charitable activities. Li Bingbing has been working with international organizations to support good causes – fighting poverty, protecting endangered species, and advocating for the environment – since 2003. This led her to start the L.O.V.E. Responsible Life foundation, which acts as an umbrella organization for her numerous charitable projects, in 2009. The Manero AutoDate LOVE takes its name from the foundation and features its emblem on the dial: a leaf that symbolizes environmental protection and a plea for more humane values. The motif is delicately integrated into the small-seconds subdial and lends each timepiece a unique grace. “The delicate pattern should remind us to treat the earth and all its creatures with respect and to honour them – and that we should preserve and pass on the beauty of nature to future generations,” Li Bingbing says.
Stylish Diversity: Watches As Multidimensional As Their Wearers
“The Manero AutoDate LOVE collection, with its wide array of colours and materials, represents the versatility of the modern women who have shaped our history from the beginning and which have played a crucial role in shaping our brand,” Moeri says. From bold and expressive to elegant and subdued, each of the nine different models in this collection cuts an ultra-feminine figure on the wrist.
Three of the timepieces feature vibrant red dials adorned with a fine sprinkling of gold dust – an unusual finishing that gives a warm, luxurious glow, reflecting the light with every movement. The magnificent dial is framed either by a case in fine rose gold or, in the case of the refined two-tone version, by a case in stainless steel and 18-karat rose gold. The models are harmoniously complemented by a red Louisiana alligator leather strap or a stainless-steel rose gold bracelet. The crowning piece among this trio features a solid rose gold case and a bezel encrusted with 62 diamonds. Vibrant red combines with the lustre of gold and brightly sparkling accents in a fabulously luxurious and infinitely feminine timepiece.
The three LOVE models with a petrol blue dial strike a completely different tone with their combination of warm and cool hues: powerful, fascinating, and mystical. This trio comes in a choice of a two-tone case or a case in pure stainless steel. The intense colour of the dials is a true head turner and is complemented by an alligator-leather strap in a matching colour. The final three pieces in the collection hit a timeless and elegant note with their white mother-of-pearl dials, stainless- steel cases, and choice of a purple alligator-leather strap or sporty steel bracelet. One member of the trio is even adorned with 62 diamonds.
All nine models feature a feminine and contemporary 35.5-millimetre case diameter along with a delicate leaf motif adorning the small-seconds subdial.
The Beating Swiss Heart Within
These elegant ladies’ timepieces are powered by the CFB 1971 calibre for the ultimate in precision. This automatic movement features a power reserve of 42 hours and acts as a reliable engine for the hour, minute, and the small seconds at 6 o’clock, as well as the date display at 3 o’clock. The sapphire crystal case back allows the wearer to admire the fine finishing and precise motions of the movement within.
L.O.V.E. for Values
International movie star Li Bingbing founded L.O.V.E. Responsible Life in 2009. The foundation supports various charitable projects and campaigns for people to adopt an environmentally responsible lifestyle. With “Responsible Life” as the guiding phrase, millions of people have already been reached and awareness for protecting the environment has been increased. The initials L.O.V.E. stand for a number of values and themes that Li Bingbing wants to promote with her organization, including Life, Original, Value, and Earth.