Carl F. Bucherer’s CentralChrono takes a big step forward when it comes to chronograph legibility. The simple yet significant improvement is the use of centrally-mounted hands to display both the chronograph seconds and the elapsed or total chronograph minutes. Find the details, price and wallpaper inside.
Most chronographs display elapsed minutes on a tiny totalizer subdial. Given the small size, these totalizers are often difficult to read, particularly the 60 minute varieties. Subdials can also be partially obscured by the hour and minute hands. The Manero CentralChrono places the 60 minute totalizer display at the outermost edge of the dial, where it is easy to read and can’t be obscured. The display is a paradigm of clarity.
The subdial at 3 o’clock displays the continuous seconds, and the display at 9 o’clock is a 24 hour indication. The hour and minute hands are treated with Superluminova.
The simple dial, coupled with dauphine hands and faceted arrow hour markers, strike an excellent “sporty/dressy” chord. At 42.5mm, the case hits the size sweet spot.
The Manero CentralChrono is available with black dial and strap, or a silver dial with brown strap. The suggested retail price is $7,100.
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Facts & Figures – Manero CentralChrono
Reference number (black dial and Louisiana alligator leather strap): 00.10910.08.33.01
Variants: ref. 00.10910.08.13.01: silver dial, brown Louisiana alligator leather strap
Movement: Automatic, CFB 1967 caliber, diameter 30 mm, height 7.4 mm, 47 jewels, power reserve 40 – 44 hours
Functions: Chronograph: central minute counter, seconds counter; date, 24-hour, hour, minute, small seconds
Case: Stainless steel, domed sapphire crystal with antireflective coating on both sides, caseback with sapphire crystal, water-resistant to 30 m (3 atm), diameter 42.5 mm, height 14.24 mm
Strap: Louisiana alligator leather, stainless steel pin buckle