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Only Time Will Tell: Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback
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Only Time Will Tell: Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback

Friday, 14 December 2018
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Alex Ballmer
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Manero Flyback © Carl F. Bucherer

When it comes to getting a feel for a watch, nothing compares to spending a few days with it on the wrist. Proportion, design, comfort, functions… Here’s our verdict on the Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback.

The first Manero Flyback appeared in 2016. The collection is now joined by this steel model with black dial. Adding to the retro vibe are the two counters: a 30-minute totalizer and subsidiary seconds. The date, at 6 o’clock, keeps a low profile but can still be read at a glance.

Manero Flyback © Carl F. Bucherer
Manero Flyback © Carl F. Bucherer

Calibre CFB 1970 is fitted with a traditional column-wheel clutch, which has been heat-treated to impart a blue colour. The Côtes de Genève finishing on the oscillating weight and plate can be admired through a sapphire back.

The flyback function is always a pleasure to use. Let’s jog our memories: to begin a new measurement on a classic chronograph, the stopped seconds hand has to be returned to zero with one push then started with a second push. On a flyback chrono, the seconds hand is reset and started with a single push. How useful such a function is today is open to debate, but it certainly proved its worth in the early days of flight when cockpits weren’t bristling with electronics, in particular as a means of calculating the plane’s position.

Manero Flyback © Carl F. Bucherer
Manero Flyback © Carl F. Bucherer

For a more in-depth explanation, check out this video . With its classic construction and appearance, the Manero Flyback will always look the part, whether as weekend wear or for Monday morning meetings, paired with a suit and tie.

Editor’s note: Carl F. Bucherer recently joined the FHH as a partner-brand. Read more here.

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