Carl F. Bucherer Manero Automatic Men's Watch 00.10908.08.13.01

Here is a fun fact: Carl F. Bucherer is one of the very earliest luxury watchmakers in Switzerland still wholly owned by its founding family — a feat which develops more and more impressive every year since the business’s first independents are measured in continually dwindling numbers. The Carl F. Bucherer Patravi TravelTec II watch is a product of their family’s third generation of management — an ultra-modern traveler’s view that packs a shocking amount of detail and multi-timezone capacity in a hefty 47mm case which should appeal to some frequent fliers looking to throw discretion to the end from the name of having a jumping-hour GMT chronometer. Bold and innovative twists on classic sport watch fashions rule the roost here epitomized in the TravelTec II, making no apologies for its size and overwhelming busyness — like a Daytona-Explorer II lovechild bred for power-lifters. Even still, there are some nice information and performance here, such as the dial’s impressive depth, and the capacity to read three time zones at the same time, that ought to be equally appreciated by someone with a discerning eye and a positive wrist.Being a family-owned and run watchmaker with a strong commitment to invention, it should come as little surprise that Carl F. Bucherer has developed a stable of its in-house calibers — sadly though, the TravelTec II doesn’t use one of these. Instead, we have the CFB Caliber 1901.1 chronometer — a greatly altered ETA 2894 GMT, equipped with a chronograph, and a pusher which rotates the inner 24-hour bezel — and in doing so, also jumps the date forward and back, so as needed, which is very neat.

Carl F. Bucherer Manero Automatic Men's Watch 00.10908.08.13.01

I spotted this model Carl F Bucherer Twitter Replica watch lately and was instantly taken by it. It combines a sense of retro-sport fashion along with the function-mind implementation I have come to expect from the brand. I believe the official title for the watch is that the Carl F. Bucherer Manero CentralChrono.In that a Manero instance, the opinion is bigger on the wrist being roughly 44-45mm broad (I would guess) and in steel. You can tell it is available with a nearly slate colored dial along with even a silvered one. The chunky design case is thick and brushed all around. There are polished elements on the dial for a nice contrast. That includes the nice looking employed arrow-head hour indicators and dauphine hands. Happily it is a game watch so there are lume dots for the hours and lume on the hands. In addition, I ought to mention the palms could be a bit more – but it is not bad.Aside out of a few in-house movements based on the caliber A1000 foundation, Carl F. Bucherer often builds on ETA bases. I am not certain what the automated movement within this Manero (CentralChrono) Chronograph GMT is, but it looks like a foundation ETA with a custom automated rotor plus a module. The magic is all in the module that cleverly gives this view a bi-compax display with two different functions apart from the time.Those functions are a 60 minute chronograph and a subsidiary GMT time dial… along with the date. Basically the chronograph uses two large centrally placed hands which are professionally aligned – for the chronograph minutes and seconds. The is occasionally called “central chronograph.” The abandoned subsidiary dial is for signaling the GMT time, and the ideal subsidiary dial is for the period. Besides a GMT time that’s a bit hard to read, the overall design is quite logical and simple to use.

Carl F. Bucherer Manero Automatic Men's Watch 00.10908.08.13.01

Fantastic job CFB. I believe that Carl F. Bucherer should focus most of their efforts on contemporary bits, should you wish to spend in one of their more conventional looking layouts, a piece like this having a neat movement would be the one I’d seem at.Carl F. Bucherer may select 2013 and 2014 as the perfect moment in the brand’s presence to talk about their lengthy history. Coinciding with this need to start up about their past, they’ve just released their very first tourbillon with the limited edition Manero Tourbillon watch. Why did they wait until now to discuss the brand’s roots? Well, it really has to do with the newest wanting to differentiate itself from the “parent.” What we have here is the story of a teenager growing up. The Carl F. Bucherer watch manufacturer stems from the Bucherer family that owns the major watch retailer – that did have a lot of watches before. Their classic collection is very impressive.You view, when Carl F. Bucherer started, it needed to become a modern Swiss watch brand from a design perspective. The majority of the early versions as well as the design of the in-house produced CFB A1000 motion is extremely edgy and contemporary. The A1000’s bridges and plate are more inspired by technology than traditional timepieces. They didn’t want to mention their ties to the merchant Bucherer for a variety of logical reasons. For a time period the name of the brand was likely only going to be more “Bucherer.” Anyhow, they aren’t going to abandon their more contemporary collections, but a couple of years ago they decided to “go timeless” based on market pressures.

Carl F. Bucherer Manero Automatic Men's Watch 00.10908.08.13.01

Stainless steel case with a black alligator leather strap. Fixed stainless steel bezel. Silver dial with luminous silver-tone hands and index hour markers. Minute markers around the outer rim. Dial Type: Analog. Date display at the 3 o’clock position. Carl F. Bucherer calibre CFB 1965 automatic movement with a 42-hour power reserve. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Transparent case back. Case size: 38 mm. Case thickness: 8.75 mm. Round case shape. Tang clasp. Water resistant at 30 meters / 100 feet. Functions: date, hour, minute, second. Luxury watch style. Watch label: Swiss Made. Item Variations: 166.228.2. Carl F. Bucherer Manero Automatic Mens Watch 00.10908.08.13.01.


  • Carl F. Bucherer

  • Manero

  • 00.10908.08.13.01

  • Men’s

  • Swiss Made

  • Automatic

  • Carl F. Bucherer Calibre CFB 1965

  • 42 hours


  • 38 mm

  • 8.75 mm

  • Stainless Steel

  • Round

  • Transparent


  • Analog

  • Silver

  • Scratch Resistant Sapphire

  • Luminous Silver-tone

  • Minute Markers around the outer rim

  • Index

  • Fixed


  • Strap

  • Alligator Leather

  • Black

  • Tang


  • 30 meters / 100 feet

  • Date display at the 3 o’clock position

  • Date, Hour, Minute, Second

  • Calendar, Leather, Stainless Steel

Additional Info

  • Luxury Watches
  • 2 Year Jomashop Warranty

  • unsuitable for prolonged contact with water e.g. swimming, bathing

  • CFB0010908081301

  • 166.228.2

  • Watches

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