Carl F Bucherer and Rinspeed collaborate to rev up electric car Oasis
January 9, 2017: Watchmaker Carl F. Bucherer and automotive house Rinspeed are uniting yet again, in 2017, to mark Rinspeed’s launch of the visionary concept car Oasis. Oasis’ futuristic look is created with large glass surfaces and decorated front wheels, while the inside of the car is as welcoming and exquisite as a luxury residence, outfitted with an arm-chair, side-board and television. The windscreen also functions as a screen for virtual and augmented reality. Directly underneath, the green area on the dashboard offers a space to cultivate vegetation and flora.
The multifunctional automatic Oasis concept also serves to unveil one of Carl F. Bucherer’s first new product launches for Baselworld 2017. The new Manero Flyback is embedded within the steering wheel of the vehicle, winding the watch and delivering energy with every movement - the ultimate watch winder.
Behind the classical rounded casing of the Manero Flyback there is a sophisticated automatic stopwatch. By pressing the zero-button it is possible to measure several time frames - one after the other - with minimal time loss. In the background the wearer can see the turning wheels of the stopwatch, which set the hands in motion again as soon as the zero-button is released, in contrast to conventional stopwatches, where the button needs to be pressed three times for a new start. The champagne-coloured clock-face ideally complements the cognac-coloured leather watch-band.