Carl F. Bucherer’s Retro-Style Manero Flyback Chronograph is Now in Rose Gold

Last year, Carl F. Bucherer introduced a new, retro-look version of its Manero Flyback Chronograph in a steel case, with design elements inspired by the brand’s watches from the 1960s and ’70s. At the Baselworld watch fair in March, the Lucerne-based watch maison will launch a new model that keeps the vintage flair and adds a touch of gilded luxury. Here’s a sneak preview of the Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback Chronograph in 18k rose gold.

Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback RG - reclining
Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback Chronograph in 18k rose gold

Like the seven models that preceded it in the series, the newest version of the Manero Flyback has a 43-mm case and a highly domed, nonreflective sapphire crystal. Under that crystal is a sunburst-finished black dial, with silver-colored subdials at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock (for chronograph minutes and running seconds, respectively), and punctuated by red accents in the chapter ring, on the central seconds hand, and in the word “Flyback” above the 6 o’cloc The applied, wedge-shaped hour indices and lance-shaped hour and minute hands are rose-gold-colored to echo the case, the date appears in a framed window at 6 o’clock, and an old-school tachymeter scale is printed on the dial’s flange.

Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback Chronograph RG - angle
The black dial has red details including the seconds hand and chapter ring.

Inside the case, beating beneath a clear sapphire caseback, is the self-winding Caliber CFB 1970 — based on the classical ETA 7750 and modified for Bucherer by La Joux-Perret — which boasts an impressive level of high-horology decoration, including circular graining on the bridges and côtes de Genève on the rotor. The integrated flyback chronograph function is driven by a control wheel, and operated by two mushroom-style pushers flanking the grooved crown. When engaged, the chronograph is capable of making multiple time measurements in quick succession, since both chronograph hands — the center-mounted seconds counter and the small counter of the elapsed-minutes subdial — can be reset to zero while the stopwatch is still running. The movement has 25 jewels, ticks at a brisk 28,800-vph frequency, and stores a 42-hour power reserve.

Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback Chronograph RG - back
Carl F. Bucherer’s 1970 Caliber is a modified ETA 7750 from La Joux-Perret.

Completing the watch’s vintage-style look is the a dark gray, perforated kudu leather strap with a suede finish and red contrast stitching, which attaches to the wrist with a steel folding buckle. The Manero Flyback Chrono in rose gold, which makes its official debut at Baselworld 2019, will retail for $16,900.

Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback Chronograph - front
A perforated dark gray kudu leather strap completes the vintage look.
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