Carl F Bucherer Caliber Cfb T3000

Carl F. Bucherer Caliber CFB T3000

Cf Bucherer Caliber T3000

Manufacturer Carl F. Bucherer
Caliber Number CFB T3000
Movement Type Automatic, self-winding mechanical
In-House? Yes
32 (33 in the Only Watch model?)
Beat Rate
21,600 vph, 3 Hz
Lift Angle
Power Reserve
65 Hours
Hand-Winding Direction
Time-Setting Direction
Clockwise (when crown is pulled out one click)
Anti-Shock Device
Silicon Parts?
Yes: The pallet and escape wheel (no lubrication needed)
Hand Count 3
Functions Central hours; central minutes; flying tourbillon at 12:00; running seconds at 12:00
Hacking Seconds?
Service Intervals
4 years
Country of Manufacture Lucerne, Switzerland; Swiss made
Known Models
Carl F. Bucherer Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral (Ref: 00.10802.02.13.01 – white gold/silver dial, 00.10802.03.13.01 – Rose gold/silver dial, 00.10920.03.13.01 – rose gold/silver dial, 00.10928.03.39.11 – Rainbow, 00.10920.16.33.01 – Black Forged Carbon,  ), Only Watch 2023 (Ref: 00.10920.16.33.99) (Add your watch to the comments below…)

The Carl F. Bucherer caliber CFB T3000 is an automatic tourbillon movement. This caliber is a COSC certified chronometer beating at 21,600 bph.

What makes this tourbillon special?

The notable feature of the cal. CFB T3000 is its patented “Peripheral” tourbillon construction. This means that the tourbillon cage is not mounted in the movement’s main plate or in an overlying bridge. Three ceramic ball-bearings are used to give the tourbillon its floating appearance.

Carl F Bucherer Double Peripheral Tourbillon T3000

For this reason, CF Bucherer states that the designers placed the tourbillon cage at 12:00, rather than 6:00 as with many Swiss tourbillons. This is to highlight the special construction at the top of the dial.

Cf Bucherer Double Peripheral Tourbillon T3000

Double Peripheral:

As mentioned above, the tourbillon makes use of CFB’s Peripheral design, but so is the automatic winding system – making it Double Peripheral. At first glance, did you think the T3000 was a manual wind movement? Look again at the outer edge of the movement… as with the tourbillon cage, the automatic system is not attached to a bridge or the movement’s main plate.

In C.F. Bucherer’s own words:

“The engineers and watchmakers of Carl F. Bucherer developed a completely new movement specifically for this timepiece. The CFB T3000 manufacture caliber draws power from its automatic winding system containing a peripheral rotor making the tourbillon feature very distinct.

The watch’s precise function is ensured by a tourbillon, which is mounted peripherally and thus appears to float inside the watch. Both of these technical features are specialties of the family-owned watchmaker and give the new masterpiece its name: Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral.” -Source: Any of the Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral product pages

Update August 2023: They might want to edit that “family-own3ed watchmaker” part since now being owned by the not-so-family oriented Rolex conglomerate.

Cf Bucherer Caliber Cfb T3000

Recommended Service Intervals:

According to the brand, the caliber CFB T3000  should undergo routine maintenance every 4 years.

“As a mechanical instrument, a watch requires maintenance by an authorized service center about once every four years.” -Official instruction manual

How much does it cost for an overhaul? If you have to ask…


Watches with this movement:

Only Watch 2023:

The caliber CFB T3000 is also featured in the ultra limited (only one available in the world) Carl F. Bucherer Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral Only Watch for charity auction piece (Lot 16).

Carl F Bucherer Caliber Cfb T3000

Other Models:

The CFB T3000 is found in the Carl F. Bucherer “Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral” family of watches (are you really going to type all of that out in the caption of you #tourbillontuesday post on Instagram?).

Note: Some of the brand’s listings state that the movement has 32 jewels and other list 33 jewels. As soon as I find out the reason for difference in jewel counts, I will update this post. In the meantime, if you happened to know, please post it in the comments below…

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