The gentleman’s choice: Carl F. Bucherer’s Manero Flyback

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December 2016

The new timepiece is a equal parts sporty and classic, featuring a 18K rose gold case and a champagne-colored dial that any modern man can get behind.

The gentleman's choice: Carl F. Bucherer's Manero Flyback

Carl F. Bucherer has decided to equip the otherwise sporty Manero Flyback with a decidedly elegant dial in its latest iteration. The watch now features a classic combination of gold and champagne, which blend flawlessly with the warm rose gold of the case. This aesthetic choice is the result of the Manufacture’s new “golden” brand identity that was launched last year.

The base color of the electroplated dial is a champagne gold, while the dial train and the two subsidiary dials stand out in a deeper golden hue. The seconds display at 9 o’clock and the stop minutes at 3 o’clock are recessed, and help to emphasize the three-dimensional design of the dial.

The gentleman's choice: Carl F. Bucherer's Manero Flyback

The dial itself is complemented by applied hour-markers and the hands in rose gold. Superb lance-shaped hands display the time in the typical Manero style, while the thinner hand indicates the chronograph seconds reading.

The watch face is protected by a 4mm high sapphire crystal which allows the reading of the time with ease from all angles. The glass arches and projects over the dial and bezel, crowning it with what seems like a cockpit above the dial.

The gentleman's choice: Carl F. Bucherer's Manero Flyback

The watch is packaged in a quite classical 43mm round case, which is secured onto the wrist by a cognac-color alligator leather strap. The mushroom-shaped chronograph pushers only add to the classical styling of the case. Their rather large size also has a functional use: thanks to their larger than usual surface area the pressure point of the chronograph start and stop buttons can be felt with great precision, enabling particularly accurate timing.

The watch is powered by the in-house Caliber CFB 1970, which of course has a flyback function. This means that both chronograph hands can be reset to zero while the chronograph is still running, something not possible with the standard chrono models. All that means is that a new measurement can be started without any intermediate delay in timing, and a series of consecutive time measurements can be made one after the other.

Many will manage just fine even without this complication, but the fact that it’s an option just adds to the appeal of this new release by the Lucerne-based watchmaker.

The gentleman's choice: Carl F. Bucherer's Manero Flyback

Technical information

  • Reference numbers: 00.10919.03.13.01 in 18K red gold; 00.10919.08.13.01 in stainless steel
  • Movement: Automatic, Caliber CFB 1970, diameter of 30.4 mm, thickness of 7.9 mm, 25 jewels, power reserve of 42 hours
  • Functions: Chronograph: minute and second counters, flyback; date, hours, minutes, small seconds
  • Case: 18 K red gold, high-domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides, sapphire crystal case back, water-resistant to 30 m (3 atm), diameter of 43 mm, thickness of 14.45 mm
  • Strap: Louisiana alligator leather, 18 K red gold pin buckle
  • Dial: Champagne