Peripheral Rotor Automatics

Peripheral Rotor Automatics
The trade-off of the first automatic, or self-winding, watches was their chunky central winding rotors blocked your view of all those captivating gears, wheels and bridges. Carl F. Bucherer changed that in 2008, with the groundbreaking CFB A1000 movement that generates energy with an oscillator that turns around the periphery on a system of DLC-coated rollers with ceramic ball bearings. There’d been similar systems, but Bucherer was the first to produce an entire collection powered this way. The watchmaker followed up with the next-generation calibre CFB A2000, in 2016, and last year’s calibre CFB T3000 with a peripherally mounted tourbillon regulator. A peripheral rotor …
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