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.
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.
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.