The Manero is one in all Carl F. Bucherer’s best-selling collections, because of 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 opulent black dial/rose gold model of the metal “racing” mannequin we reviewed right here, a basic 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 very good dial. It is available in a bi-compax reverse-panda structure. 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 quite massive diameter of the watch. The recipe is similar as used with the 2018 metal “Racing” mannequin, nonetheless now housed in a treasured metallic 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 palms and the triangular faceted hour markers that actually pop in opposition to the black dial. In keeping with the racing inspiration of the watch, the dial is framed by a tachymeter scale. The purple 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 delicate curves and fluid traces. The mushroom-shaped pump pushers and domed sapphire crystal actually drive residence the classic model. On the wrist, it seems good and it wears comfortably because of ergonomic lugs. These are lightened with a elegant chamfer, giving the case a sublime look. The case is superbly 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 fascinating chronograph is a proprietary motion based mostly on a widely known workhorse, the ETA-Valjoux 7750. Nevertheless, it’s extensively modified (with La Joux-Perret) to characteristic 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 value.
The aged, perforated darkish gray kudu (antelope) leather-based strap brings the ultimate contact to this lovely basic chronograph. It’s secured to the wrist by a rose gold pin buckle.
Value 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 data, you may go to www.carl-f-bucherer.com.