Blue Horizons: Carl F. Bucherer Releases Two New Manero Flyback Models

Jul 28, 2020,07:18 AM

There is certainly nothing unusual about longing for the wide world and still feeling a strong connection to the place that we call home. Much like the cosmopolitan men and women of today, the Manero Flyback by Carl F. Bucherer is at home anywhere in the world. This summer, the chronograph line that originally launched in 2016 will be extended to include two brilliant blue versions. These models not only celebrate the cosmopolitan spirit that has been an integral part of the Lucerne manufacturer’s DNA since 1888, but also put a piece of “Made of Lucerne” watchmaking excellence on every well-traveled wrist, true to the words: “Wherever time takes you, Lucerne travels with you.”



Designed for the Cosmopolitan Mindset


Today, having a cosmopolitan mindset has become about more than just being well-traveled – it’s about being open-minded and exuding the confidence and style to succeed, wherever you are. The Manero Flyback was designed with precisely this attitude in mind. 

Both of the new models from this iconic watch family feature the color blue – the color of the horizon. A 43 mm diameter stainless steel case frames the exquisite blue dial, which features a chronograph counter, small seconds subdial, date display, and central hour and minute hands. This stylish new model is available on a flexible nine-link metal bracelet or a blue textile strap woven from radiant blue thread with a luster that creates a fascinating 3-D effect. Carl F. Bucherer’s most recent creation is not only a tribute to the great savoir-faire of this traditional Swiss company – it is a celebration of the desire to explore and discover that has driven the company since its foundation by Carl-Friedrich Bucherer in 1888. 


“This cosmopolitan spirit is part of our history; it is something that has inspired us since the very beginning, and something that is still an integral part of our philosophy today. In 1888, Carl-Friedrich Bucherer laid the foundation not only for our brand but also for a cosmopolitan, international corporate culture. His sons, Carl Eduard and Ernst, traveled the world, studied abroad, opened the first branch in Berlin in 1913 and expanded to South America just a few years later, and yet always remained loyal to their home in Lucerne,” explains Sascha Moeri, CEO of Carl F. Bucherer. The Manero Flyback is born of this spirit and the watchmaking excellence that has its roots in the heart of Switzerland but is at home anywhere in the world.



Precision Around the Clock

The Manero Flyback is powered by the masterfully crafted CFB 1970 automatic movement – the 42-hour power reserve will keep it running even on the longest of journeys. The flyback mechanism allows the timer to be reset and restarted with just a single push – a practical feature that today’s multitasking cosmopolitans truly value in their busy everyday lives, and they will never have to worry about whether their timepiece is keeping time accurately.



A Taster of New Products Coming in 2020

The Manero Flyback is just one of the new style icons in Carl F. Bucherer’s collection. These stunning new models in intense blue from the traditional family-run Lucerne business owned by the founding family and steeped in tradition is not just a call to new horizons, it also provides a taster of more new products to follow in 2020. These new pieces will be presented to the public from August 26 to 29 at an exclusive product and brand experience in Geneva, where Carl F. Bucherer will be presenting new versions of iconic products that are at home anywhere in the world but maintain a strong connection to the place they were born, proving that: “Wherever time takes you, Lucerne travels with you.”


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I had to jump in on this one!

 By: JToddH : July 28th, 2020-07:30
As you may know, I'm (admittedly) a huge fan of the brand. I currently have a gold Manero Flyback Retro with plans to purchase the steel Retro as well. That said, I believe the Manero Flyback is the perfect mix of contemporary and classic design. The deta... 

The forgotten beauties

 By: Weems@8 : July 28th, 2020-07:41
Great story about a tru Swiss watch manufacturer. Flies under the radar, while having great and original watches. Ok, more colleagues sitting in the same boat. I almost bought a watch in their Berlin boutique, but unfortunately i bought my watch in anothe...  

I agree that they fly "under the radar."

 By: JToddH : July 28th, 2020-07:56
That's one of the things I appreciate about the brand. Their designs stand on their own and I can certainly attest to their quality as I have several in my collection and wear them often. The Manero Flyback, in any flavor, is just plain sexy! Here's my Re...  


 By: Weems@8 : July 28th, 2020-08:04
Let’s generate attention for Carl F. Bucherer. I am happy u start to inform us about the Manero.

I wasn't familiar with the brand until just a few years ago.

 By: JToddH : July 28th, 2020-12:02
THEN I saw the TravelTec FourX which remains my grail to this day! ...  

Nice brand

 By: CastorKrieg : July 28th, 2020-09:21
Would never buy something from Carl Bucherer - brands like that will be forever ‘designer watches’ for me.

Designer Watches?

 By: JToddH : July 28th, 2020-09:58
Have you seen their in-house movements? The CFB A1000 with the first practical peripheral rotor? I've disassembled & assembled an A1000 and the rotor system is pure genius. What about the A1000's Covert Laser Recognition feature, or "CLR," or its "Central... 

U are right

 By: Weems@8 : July 28th, 2020-11:06
Agree. CFB is a proper manufacturer. An independent also. The only problem could be, servicing a watch. In house movements, a few watch repair and service points only. As for example a watch from Omega, Rolex, and Panerai could bring for service at a watc... 

Not a problem in the US

 By: JToddH : July 28th, 2020-11:40
Many of their watches are built on ETA or Selita movements so anyone (in theory) could work on them. In the case of in-house movements, the authorized CFB repair facility in the US is Stoll, Inc. in Dayton, Ohio. Stoll Inc. is the largest independent watc... 

No worries CFB

 By: Weems@8 : July 28th, 2020-12:37
Good to read that. Than no trees are blocking any road to chose a CFB. The other reason can only be a taste question, pricing. But for me no problem. If CFB have a watch i like (3 or 4 complications max), dial design, a great presence, than it’s a matter ... 


 By: JToddH : August 1st, 2020-06:54
My most “complicated” watch is the CFB ChronoGrade. It’s a lot of watch for the money IMO. ...  

Impressed by it’s simply approach of complexity

 By: Weems@8 : August 1st, 2020-12:56
You almost change my watch taste. Your ChronoGrade is so tru in it’s appearance. Not a shiny bling, an enthusiast watch. The other members should look at it! I did, and know what i know. CFB is tru and purist.

Nice watch. Seems very well-designed...IMO, much better than what many of the vaunted Swiss houses churn out.

 By: vitalsigns : July 28th, 2020-10:34
This particular piece is too large for me, however. 43mm and 14.5 mm thick is a big watch. Perhaps not for some, but for me and my 7.25" wrist. I really like many of the CFB pieces and they are worthy of serious consideration. Cheers, John

Nice but... generic?

 By: Mostel : August 3rd, 2020-19:28
Meh... Gotta be a steal to buy. But it IS eye catching, FWIW.

Fair enough.

 By: JToddH : August 10th, 2020-05:31
Of course (as I found out) when you see it on the wrist, it may change your perspective. Personally, I thought, "a blue dial" was just another modest color change. But when I saw it, wow! Bottom line, I wasn't a huge fan of "traditional/classic" looking c... 

Geez, I guess 15 years with mine makes me the CFB old timer!

 By: MichaelC : August 4th, 2020-08:42
The fact that someone considers this brand nothing more than a "designer watch" is sad. It is so much more than that. I really like the offerings in this product line, some cool dials and combinations.

Agree Michael but even the AD whispered...

 By: Mostel : August 10th, 2020-17:23
Don't buy it new... I won't let you. Quote.

Well, I personally don't worry about value with my watches.

 By: MichaelC : August 10th, 2020-17:46
Sure, I like a good deal, but I buy what I want and don't look back. Tomorrow is promise to no one, I will enjoy today

Carpe Diem. Amen. ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : August 10th, 2020-23:54