The Manero is one in every of Carl F. Bucherer’s best-selling collections, due to a sublime design and superior mechanics. Together with the “peripheral rotor” fashions, the Manero Flyback has been a MONOCHROME favorite inside the model’s line-up because it was launched in 2016. At Baselworld 2019, the Luzern-based manufacture launched an expensive black dial/rose gold model of the metal “racing” mannequin we reviewed right here, a traditional two-register chronograph that stands out with its cool retro aptitude and racing vibes.
Impressed by the heyday of motorsports and watchmaking
The very first thing to catch your consideration with this new model of the Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback is its excellent dial. It is available in a bi-compax reverse-panda format. Recessed subsidiary dials, at three and 9 o’clock respectively, home a 30-minute totaliser and a small seconds register. These are well-proportioned and spaced sufficient to create a sublime show – which is in step with the moderately massive diameter of the watch. The recipe is identical as used with the 2018 metal “Racing” mannequin, nevertheless now housed in a valuable steel case, with barely up to date colors.
Matching the color of the case, “Carl F. Bucherer” and the model’s brand are printed in a rose gold color. So are the openwork dauphine-style arms and the triangular faceted hour markers that basically pop towards the black dial. In step with the racing inspiration of the watch, the dial is framed by a tachymeter scale. The pink accents – the central chronograph seconds hand, the skinny line across the tachymeter and the strap’s stitching – are a cool sporty contact.
Measuring 43mm in diameter, the well-proportioned 18ok rose gold case options comfortable curves and fluid traces. The mushroom-shaped pump pushers and domed sapphire crystal actually drive house the classic model. On the wrist, it appears to be like good and it wears comfortably due to ergonomic lugs. These are lightened with a cultured chamfer, giving the case a sublime look. The case is fantastically completed with alternate brushed and polished surfaces. The exhibition caseback is secured by 6 screws. Water-resistance is of 30 meters (a bit quick, in all equity). Nonetheless, this Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback “Racing” is one pleasing watch.
Self-winding built-in column-wheel chronograph
Inside is the automated calibre CFB1970. This attention-grabbing chronograph is a proprietary motion primarily based on a widely known workhorse, the ETA-Valjoux 7750. Nonetheless, it’s extensively modified (with La Joux-Perret) to function a flyback perform. As well as, the standard 7750 cam-and-lever chronograph command is changed by a column-wheel. This modified chronograph structure is seen by way of the exhibition caseback, specifically, the blued column-wheel.
The motion’s ornament consists of blued screws, Geneva stripes and round graining. The calibre CFB 1970 ticks at 28,800 vibrations per hour and boasts a 42-hour energy reserve. It’s a good evolution of a widely known and dependable structure, allowing exclusivity at a managed worth.
The aged, perforated darkish gray kudu (antelope) leather-based strap brings the ultimate contact to this stunning traditional chronograph. It’s secured to the wrist by a rose gold pin buckle.
Worth and Availability
The Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback “Racing’ in pink gold (reference 00.10919.03.33.02) is now out there and retails for CHF 16,900 or EUR 15,900. For extra info, you’ll be able to go to www.carl-f-bucherer.com.