Lucerne-based Carl F. Bucherer has released a new retro-style version of its classic Manero Flyback chronograph. The combination of contrasting colors on a solid black dial, a stainless steel case and a vintage-style rally strap in brown kudu-leather strap really drives home the retro-cool factor of this new chronograph.
The Manero Flyback was first introduced in 2016 in precious metal but last year, the brand unveiled a handsome version in stainless steel with a greyish blue dial. So, what’s new in this model (Ref. 00.10919.08.33.02) then? For starters, it has a deep black dial with a sunburst finish and two contrasting matte silver sub-dials. A running seconds counter sits at 9 o’ clock and a 30-minute counter at 3 while a date counter is anchored at 6 o’clock.
While black hands are used on both counters, a red central chronograph hand brings a pop of color to the dial. A red ring is also printed on outer fringe of the dial that also has a printed tachymeter scale in white. The dial uses lancet-shaped, polished steel hands to indicate time and pointed applied indices for hour markers.
Flip over the watch and the sapphire crystal of the caseback offers ample views of the intricate CFB 1970 chronograph calibre, an ETA 7750 modified by La Joux-Perret, featuring the namesake flyback function. The flyback function allows for the recording of consecutive times in quick succession. The self-winding movement oscillates at a frequency of 4 hertz (28,800 bph) and has a power reserve of 42 hours.
Like the other six models in the Flyback collection, this timepiece also uses a classical round stainless steel case that’s 43 mm wide with piston-shaped chronograph pushers. It is paired vintage rally-style kudu-leather strap in dark brown with a suede finish and a stainless steel folding pin buckle. This new iteration of the Manero Flyback is available at a price of $6,900 (AED 25,340).