The exquisite retro style – Manero Flyback from Carl F. Bucherer
Taking design cues from Carl F. Bucherer models from the 1960s and 1970s, the new Manero Flyback Chronograph captures the spirit of these bygone eras. The smooth curves of the 43 mm case in 18 k rose gold have been inspired by the watches of those decades, as have the timepiece’s other carefully considered design elements: convex sapphire crystal, striking mushroom push buttons, perforated rose gold-colored lancet-shaped hands, and wedge-shaped applied indices.
The decidedly vintage flair of the new model is beautifully balanced by its modern elements. The black sunburst-finished dial pops against the two silver-colored totalizator subdials – a small seconds display and a 30-minute counter – while bold red accents such as the “Flyback” lettering and the outline of the chapter ring add another stunning contrast. The handsome horological package is rounded out by a slim stopwatch second hand in red, a tachymeter scale, and a date display at 6 o’clock. The strap is crafted from dark gray kudu leather with a suede finish and features red contrast stitching along with an 18 k rose gold folding pin buckle.
The watch is powered by the CFB 1970 caliber automatic movement with 42 hours of power reserve, which is decorated with intricate circulargrain finishing and Geneva stripes. Its column-wheel mechanism has a long tradition in watchmaking. Its complex chronograph movement is considered to be especially elegant and makes starting, stopping, and resetting incredibly easy. The flyback function of the chronograph is also particularly user-friendly: a simple push is all that is needed to reset the stopwatch second hand and get it going again. The beating heart of the watch can be admired through the see-through sapphire-crystal case back.
The new Manero Flyback in rose gold is the eighth timepiece to join this multifaceted watch collection. Variations include a timeless classic model with a rose gold case and a black, silver, or champagnecolored dial, a robust stainless steel model with a silver-colored or blue gray dial, and a retro style masterpiece with a black dial housed in a stainless steel case.