We’ve written a lot about Car F. Bucherer and its Manero collection of timepieces. Now, the brand unveils the vintage-inspired Manero Flyback Chronograph in 18-karat rose gold. There is so much to like about this watch that it is difficult to decide where to begin. Thanks to its wonderful Retro style, this watch offers so many bells and whistles in terms of design. It also houses the a column-wheel chronograph movement that is top of the line.
By blending vintage inspirations from the 1960’s and ’70’s, and adding modern touches such as the bold black and red accents, Swiss watch brand Carl F. Bucherer endows this watch with versatility, elegance and a sporty appeal. The 43mm case is fitted with a convex sapphire crystal, mushroom-style push buttons, open-worked lancet-shaped hands, and applied indexes in gold.
The black sunburst dial showcases the two silver-colored totalizator subdials (small seconds and 30-minute counter) and offers a great contrast. The dial also features a date indication at 6:00, and the central seconds chronograph hand is in bold red. The tachymeter scale rings the outer edge of the dial. The watch is finished with an alluring dark gray/black Kudu leather strap with a sueded finish and has a touch of red stitching.
The CFB 1970 caliber automatic movement offers 42 hours of power reserve. The flyback function of the chronograph is also user-friendly: a simple push is all that is needed to reset the stopwatch second hand and start it again. A sapphire casebook allows for viewing of the finely finished movement. It retails for a cool $16,900.
Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback Retro Tech Specs
Reference number: 00.10919.03.33.02
Movement: CFB 1970 caliber automatic movement, diameter 30.4 mm, height 7.9 mm,
25 jewels, power reserve 42 hours
Chronograph: minute and 1/4th second counter, flyback: tachymeter, date, hour, minute, small seconds
Case, crystals: 18 k rose gold, double-domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides, sapphire crystal case back, water-resistant to 30 m (3 atm), diameter 43 mm, height 14.45 mm
Strap: Dark gray kudu leather, 18 k rose gold pin buckle