Carl F. Bucherer’s Manero Flyback is a chronograph that consistently garners attention despite its relative underdog status among the likes of category icons like the Omega Speedmaster and Rolex Daytona. Recently, Carl F. Bucherer expanded the model’s fascinating and elegant design into sportier territory, pairing three colorways with its nine-link steel bracelet and effectively refreshing the collection heading into 2021.
The dial options include silvered, blue-gray, and black, and all the models are now available on the steel bracelet that was introduced last year on the well-received blue-sunburst-dial version of the watch (below). Each of the watches features the Manero Flyback’s well-known dial configuration, case silhouette, and movement, with the new colorways serving to highlight the versatility of its design.
The Manero Flyback has a 43-mm x 14.45-mm brushed and polished steel case with slightly curved lugs, traditional pump pushers, and a deeply fluted crown. In addition to the versions launched on the new nine-link bracelets, all these color options will also still be available standard on their previous leather straps, at a slightly reduced price.
Underneath the domed sapphire crystal lies the attractive sunburst dial of the watch. Each model features an outer tachymetric scale separated from the rest of the dial via a white ring on its inner edge. Within its border is a chronograph-style minute ring accentuated at most hours with applied pyramid-style hour markers and sporting a double marker at the 12 o’clock position. Breaking up the hour indices are two subdials at the 3 and 9 o’clock positions for the 20-minute counter and the running seconds, respectively, while at 6 o’clock is a beveled, outlined date window.
The innermost segment of the dial, inside a white circle sectored from the other rings, has the Carl F. Bucherer logo towards the top and the watch’s descriptors towards the bottom. The central, skeletonized, lance-shaped hour and minute hands match the style seen on the hands for both subdials, while a thin pointer with an arrow counterweight is used to count the chronograph seconds.
Inside the watch is Caliber CFB 1970, an automatic movement derived from the Valjoux 7750. The CFB version of the movement features a brand-added column wheel and flyback functionality when resetting the chronograph. The caliber is capable of a 42-hour power reserve, beats at a frequency of 28,800 vph, and contains 25 jewels. The movement is visible via a sapphire caseback which helps to provide the watch a 30-meter water resistance (picture above via a model we went hands-on with earlier this year).
All three new color options of the Manero Flyback are available now, via Carl F. Bucherer boutiques and authorized dealers, for $6,600.
To learn more and inquire for purchase, you can visit the brand’s website, here.