Size does matter. Anyone keeping a tab on the latest watch trends will know that smaller is definitely big right now. Largely driven by the need to be more unisex and expand the appeal of their watches, many watchmakers have explored different sizes and even reduced the diameter of their successful lines this year. From the Breitling Superocean and Navitimer to Audemars Piguet Oak Selfwinding 37mm and the Tissot PRX, models have seen a reduction in diameter across the board. The latest brand to join this list is Carl F. Bucherer and its Manero Flyback. When Carl F. Bucherer first launched its Manero Flyback, the line enjoyed tremendous success globally with its 43mm size. Now, in the newest iterations - five to be specific - the Lucerne-based luxury watchmaker has reduced its size to 40mm and introduced five new dials variants.
Carl F Bucherer Flyback Manero has a new case size of 40mm in stainless steel The Manero Flyback chronograph is a vintage-styled collection that has enjoyed multiple colours in terms of the dial and straps, in the past. To add to the novelty of the new collection, the watchmaker tied up with Hannes Becker, a landscape and outdoor photographer, to decide the hues of the new watches. Inspired by the portraits that Becker took of Swiss landscapes, the colours of the new watches have been decided. Carl F Bucherer Flyback Manero looks like a well curated dress watch
As a result, the new timepieces are inspired by the rolling green fields of the Emmental (Ref 00.10927.08.13.02), a valley in West central Switzerland; the deep red of the mountain range of the Berner Oberland before dusk (Ref 00.10927.08.13.04); the changing shades of the blue of Lake Lucerne (Ref 00.10927.08.13.03); the black and dramatic rock surface of the Grimsel region (Ref 00.10927.08.33.01); and the whiteness of the Aletsch glacier (Ref 00.10927.08.13.01).
Carl F Bucherer Flyback Manero gets CFB 1973 automatic movement with 56 hours of power reserve
Aesthetically, the new 40mm Manero Flyback is largely similar to its predecessor, with a stainless steel case and long lugs. The watch gets central hour, minute, and chronograph seconds hands with a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, and a 60-second counter at 9 o’clock in colours corresponding to the strap. The update comes by way of a new date window at 6 o’clock. The rhodium, wedge-shaped hour markers with wedge-shaped central hour and minute hands are in silver-white or rose gold with SLN, and there is a tachymeter scale on the periphery. The chronograph seconds is either in silver or rose gold in comparison to the red seconds hand of the 43mm variant.
Carl F Bucherer Flyback Manero takes inspiration from five colours in the landscapes of Switzerland The collection comes with a knurled crown at 3 o’clock with two stainless steel pushers - one at 2 o’clock to start the chronograph and the second at 4 o’clock to restart the chronograph. Turning the watch reveals a sapphire crystal caseback. Carl F Bucherer Flyback Manero is finished on a textile strap matching the colour of the dial
Powering the collection is the CFB 1973 automatic movement with a power reserve of 56 hours. The watches sit on a textile strap made of recycled material with quick release system in the same colour as that of the dial, and a stainless steel pin-lock folding clasp.
Images: Carl F Bucherer