hen it was first launched in 2016, Carl F. Bucherer’s Manero Flyback enjoyed global market success. The chronograph, in a range of colours, is a seamless blend of classic watch design and contemporary style.
Now, the Lucerne-based brand has announced the Manero Flyback story’s next chapter, which complements the current collection. These new 40 mm timepieces have intriguing subdials and matching and sustainable textile straps, and are offered in five different colours: blue, green, red, white, and black.
They are the ideal travel companions for anyone who prefers the road less taken, like, for example, Hannes Becker. Carl F. Bucherer charged the renowned nature photographer to capture the essence of each of the five colours of these new watches in a relaxing and calming setting – in Switzerland. The German photographer’s pictures are inspired by the impressive natural colors that are unveiled every day in the breathtaking Swiss landscape.
- Carl F. Bucherer charged the renowned nature photographer Hannes Becker to capture the essence of each of the five colours of the new Manero Flyback 40mm.
Carl F. Bucherer introduced the first model of its popular Manero Flyback collection – a version with a 43 mm stainless steel case on a black leather strap – some six years ago. The response was so positive that the brand has regularly expanded the collection ever since. The watch manufacturer is now introducing the complimentary new Manero Flyback 40 mm line. Like their larger cousins, these watches are synonymous with timeless elegance, but they have a distinctive flair for colour that sets them apart from the rest of the collection. And each one is presented on a sustainable textile strap whose colour matches that of the subdial.
Carl F. Bucherer’s CMO, Uwe Liebminger, says: “The 43 mm Manero Flyback was a tremendous success. Listening to our global clientele – men and women – we decided to launch a complementary 40 mm version. It’s a perfect way to engage with a younger, cooler audience with a conscious mindset who love minimalism with a great design. The collection resonates with what our young audience expects from a contemporary timepiece and an equally modern watchmaker.”
Carl F. Bucherer partnered with nature photographer Hannes Becker, who created striking landscapes that represent each of the five colours in the brand’s new 40 mm collection. He says: “When Carl F. Bucherer invited me to photograph Switzerland’s beauty in colours that would complement the new Manero Flyback, I was thrilled by the opportunity. ‘Swissness’ is an essential part of the brand’s identity, and with that in mind, it was an interesting challenge to take inspiration directly from Swiss nature.”
The colours that inspired the photographer include the green of the rolling fields of the Emmental, the deep red of the impressive mountain range of the Berner Oberland before dusk, the changing shades of blue of Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee), the black and dramatic rock surface of the Grimselregion, and the eternal whiteness of the Aletsch glacier.
Uwe Liebminger says: “It was a conscious decision to stay in Switzerland in order to keep the carbon footprint at a minimum. Hannes Becker is a young and extremely talented guy with an impressive attitude. He’s well-travelled and his work and achievements are amazing, all of which makes him a perfect match for our brand, particularly in the context of the Manero Flyback 40 mm launch.”
The Manero Flyback in green reflects the explosion of green you might experience as you hike through the rolling hills in the countryside in spring. Its white dial has a sunray-brushed surface with boldly contrasting green subdials. It is presented on a sustainable textile strap whose color perfectly matches that of the subdials.
The Manero Flyback in blue suggests an expansive blue sky overhead as you recharge next to a peaceful lake in a mountain valley. Its blue subdials against the sunray-brushed white dial are complemented by the watch’s sustainable blue textile strap.
The Manero Flyback in red recalls the stunning hues of the burning desert sands beneath your hiking boots as you walk toward a seductive crimson sunset at the end of a perfect day. Its dark red subdials against the striking sunray-brushed white dial match the timepiece’s sustainable red textile strap.
The last two versions are the ultimate shared expression of shadow and light. These watches are the yin and yang of the collection, each in its own way a flawless manifestation of timeless classic watchmaking. The Manero Flyback in white has a white sunray-brushed dial, white subdials, and a sustainable white textile strap. Gold-plated wedge indexes and hands add a touch of luxury and distinction. Its counterpart, the Manero Flyback in black, has a black dial, black subdials, and a sustainable black textile strap and it is also distinguished by its gold-plated wedge indexes and hands.
Each of the five timepieces in the new Manero Flyback collection is powered by a CFB 1973 caliber, a fine automatic mechanical movement that delivers 56 hours of power reserve. Along with central hour, minute, and chronograph seconds hands, the dial features a date aperture at 6 o’clock. The chronograph counter and small seconds subdials complete the picture. The watches are presented on textile straps with a quick release system, which are made of recycled materials (vegan) and feature a stainless steel pin-lock folding clasp.
- Movement: Automatic, CFB 1973, diameter 30.40 mm, height 7.9 mm, 29 jewels, power reserve 56 hours
- Functions: Chronograph with minute and seconds counters, flyback, tachymeter, date, hour, minute, small seconds
- Case: Stainless steel, double-domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on one side, caseback with sapphire crystal, water-resistant to 3 bar (30 m), diameter 40 mm, height 14.45 mm
- Dial: Silver colour with red, blue, or green counters, silver-white or black, sunray brushed, wedge index marks in rhodium or rose gold colour, wedge hands with SLN
- Strap: Textile strap made of recycled materials (vegan) with quick release system, stainless steel pin-lock folding clasp