The two watches – the Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral ‘Green Paradise’ and the Manero Minute Repeater in Titanium – are designed with Dubai’s ultra-modern, urban lifestyle in mind. Juxtaposing contemporary styling with traditional craftsmanship, and unmistakable boldness with nuanced subtleties, they also reflect the character of Dubai itself. Both unique pieces can be seen at the five-day watch fair (runs from November 16 through November 20, 2023) in the iconic surrounds of The Gate in Dubai’s central financial district.
The styling of the two new watches represents the epitome of CFB’s Manero product family, combining contemporary aesthetic and material choices that embody the essence of life in the world’s most vibrant cities. In this respect, and by featuring the Swiss watchmaker’s highest complications and expertise in Peripheral Technology, they expertly manifest the brand’s new maxim, ‘Exploring Time’ – a phrase which embodies both CFB’s 135-year heritage in watchmaking as well as its forward-looking, pioneering spirit.
The Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral ‘Green Paradise’ is a one-of-a-kind interpretation of a limited-edition watch in black released earlier in 2023. While it shares the fundamental characteristics of that earlier timepiece, the most obvious difference is its sunray dial finished in a deep, opulent green – deliberately chosen as a hue that resonates culturally throughout the Middle East – paired with a matching green, hand-stitched Louisiana alligator leather strap.
The Manero Minute Repeater created for Dubai Watch Week sees the pinnacle of CFB’s watchmaking finesse executed in a titanium case for the first time. Paired with an 18-karat white gold dial, which is finished in a grained pattern, and with rose gold hands and index marks, the overall effect is of a sleek and stylish yet understated appearance – one that avoids unnecessary flourishes or overly ornate finishes.