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These four references, two in 18-karat rose gold and two in stainless steel, are directly inspired by a popular model from the CFB lineup in the 1960s. The parallels are clear. This is one of the most period-correct re-editions one could hope for, and it must be said that Carl F. Bucherer Heritage Chronometer Celebration watchess execution here looks to be top-notch.