Carl F Bucherer have some gems in their collection

This is the Carl F Bucherer Manero Flyback 43., a gorgeous watch, when I saw the photos online I thought its one of nicest looking chrono's I've seen. But it is a big fella too!

43mm diameter (they do a 40mm for those interested) 15mm thick (the old 7750 problem can't escape it) 53mm lug to lug (yeah you read that right).

Lugs are loooong. I imagine it's from them up sizing an old design and keeping the ratios the same. It definitely wears large. For referent my wrist is 7.5inches or 19cm.

What I can say is the dial finishing is impeccable with a whole array of depths and finishes. A sunray finish on the outer ring where the indices lie. In contrast to the matte finish on the centre of the dial add the sunken subdials it makes for a beautiful watch face.

The dauphine hands and indices are also extremely well finished. With my only criticism the lack of lume. CFB have tried to market this as a cosmopolitan casual wear watch which I think makes the lack of lume even more confusing.

I actually quite like the white date wheel. It matches the text and marker fonts and the contrast works well. I think a matching wheel would have made the whole thing too monotone. .

I have to say CFB are on point when it comes to strap pairing. Not only are the straps extremely well made they match them so well with the watch. I have no desire to put any other strap on this I think it looks perfect as is. Except maybe ofcourse the bracelet some point down the line.

Another interesting point is it uses the same excellent deployant clasp as Zenith. I'm a big fan of these clasps as they don't curve too abruptly into the wrist. They are little on the bulky side though.

The watch has a decent caseback despite only using a work Valjoux 7750 movement base. CFB did add vertical clutch and flyback modules onto it though.

not familiar with the brand but it looks good 馃檹馃徎

Beautiful watch! Has the value increased since they were purchased by Rolex?

drcarter13

Beautiful watch! Has the value increased since they were purchased by Rolex?

Definitely not I purchased this practically 50% of retail 1 years old.

Looks good, love the green. but 53mm L2L?? Also 15mm thickness is so chonky.

IAMD14

Definitely not I purchased this practically 50% of retail 1 years old.

Killer watch and green dials are the best!

CFB are great!