Bucherer Montres S.A., Lucerne, Switzerland
Founded 1888 by Carl F. Bucherer and still an independent family business

Archimedes Collection (in sequence acquired):

Archimedes LE Perpetual Calendar Pink Gold, ca. 1993
Base Caliber ETA 2892
Front Dial Back With Pelikan Toledo
Fountain Pen
Bird's Nest
May 2007
Back with
Another View Wrist Wrist closer

Archimedes Alarm Goldplated with Montblanc Voltaire 18K Pen
Base Caliber AS 5008

Front Zoom Zoom2 Zoom Watch Back Back Zoom Back (May 2007 Wrist 1 Wrist 2
Archimedes LE Jumping Hour, ca. 1994
18 K Pink Gold, Caliber unknown, most likely ETA based
Front Back Side View Backs with
Archimedes LE Automatic Rectangular, ca. 1994
18 K Pink Gold (same case as Jumping Hour), Caliber unknown, most likely ETA based
Front Another View Back Side View Backs with
Back discolored Wrist


Tonneau Hand Wind Chronograph, ca. 1996
Lemania Cal. 1872 (find a link to a relative, the Caliber 1873 here)

Front IXUS
(older pic)
Front 995
(older pic)
Front Top Dial Side Top Back Wrist Wrist Zoom
Archimedes Hand Wind Power Reserve (same case as watch above)
Caliber Paul Picot 1230, Easter 2004, Lucerne
Front Front 2 Dial Back Wrist
Archimedes Chronograph
Base Caliber ETA 2894 (Tricompax*), Easter 2004, Lucerne
Front Dial Side Display Back Rotor Wrist

*Tricompax refers to a Universal chronograph caliber layout but is generally used for the sub dial configuration 3-6-9



The Bucherer Archimedes Collection Summary - there will be no new models, at least no "BUCHERER" models

Not in the picture because not existing in my collection, a round Archimedes Automatic with and without Power Reserve. These model simply did not appeal to me, so I passed. Besides that, these are I presume all the Archimedes models. Of course they can be had in many variations: as stainless steel, 2 tone or 18 K, with strap or with bracelet. Except for the Limited Edition 18K models.
New Archimedes models will be marketed under the brand "
CARL F. BUCHERER" - launched in 2002 after the founder of the Bucherer watch stores. Many of the existing models above are already available under the "CARL F. BUCHERER" brand. The prices have risen significantly for the same models, as a rule of thumb they have almost doubled. The "BUCHERER" brand will continue to co-exist for lower tier Automatic and Quartz watches. As a result, this "BUCHERER" Archimedes collection is now going to be a closed project and I trust the watches are becoming more and more collectible.


Overview of the Archimedes Collection April 2004**

Front Back

**The handwind Lemania 1873 Chronograph is missing from the overview picture since I was too lazy to open the bracelet.

Additional Bucherer Models:

Slim Bucherer Handwind Gold-Plated Sub Seconds
Peseux Cal. 7001, 17 Jewels
Front Side Back Movement Wrist

Bucherer Automatic Chronograph, late 1980s
Rare Lemania LWO 283
(ETA 2892+Dubuis-Depraz chronograph module)

HOW TO spot a modular chronograph
and how are a modular and a real chronograph different?


LWO 283


Bucherer Automatic ETA 2824
Front Back Wrist Closer

Bucherer Dress Quartz, ca. 1992
ETA 955 412, 7 Jewels, R371

Front Back Movt Wrist

Quartz Alarm Chronograph ATLETICO, ca. 1992
ETA 251 265, R394

Front Back Back 3 o'clock Wrist Movement