Multi-generational family-owned Swiss companies are a relative rarity on the earth of luxurious items, however amongst them are Lucerne-based watchmaker Carl F. Bucherer and Genevan writing instrument purveyor Caran d’Ache. The celebrated maisons have now teamed as much as produce the so-called Signature Moments undertaking — a limited-edition set pairing a specifically designed Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback timepiece with an equally unique, personalized Caran d’Ache rollerball pen.
The Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback Signature, restricted to 188 items, will look acquainted to connoisseurs of the mainline Manero Flyback fashions but additionally instantly hanging for its variations. The subdials are executed in a graphite grey, contrasting sharply with the silvered dial, which itself performs host to a multicolored array of hour markers. The colours chosen for the dial particulars evoke these of the artists’ coloured pencils that Caran d’Ache produces as a part of its repertoire. Like earlier variations of the Manero Flyback, the restricted version has a 43-mm stainless-steel case, outfitted with the self-winding Caliber CFB 1970, which boasts a 42-hour energy reserve and a column-wheel-driven chronograph with a flyback perform. Activated by the vintage-style pump pushers on the aspect of the case, the stopwatch is ready to make a number of time measurements in fast succession, since each chronograph fingers — the center-mounted seconds counter and the small counter of the elapsed-minutes subdial at 3 o’clock — might be reset to zero immediately to start timing a brand new interval.
The Caran d’Ache Signature rollerball pen that accompanies the watch takes stylistic cues from it: its rhodium- and silver-coated physique is embellished with a “crown impact” guillochage and a hand-lacquered multicolored triangle motif that echoes the coloured triangular indices on the dial. The skinny crimson line engraved within the pen’s tip is designed to resemble the watch’s fingers, whereas the cap is enhanced with a carefully lacquered, graphite grey hexagonal isotype that calls to thoughts the watch’s subdials and, by extension, the Caran d’Ache graphite pencils that impressed them. Just like the watch, the pen is proscribed to 188 complete items.
The Manero Flyback Signature watch is mounted on a striped beige-and-graphite-gray NATO textile strap with crimson highlights; it’s introduced in a customized touring pouch, along with the Caran d’Ache Signature pen and a further striped NATO strap with blue tones. In response to Carl F. Bucherer, each straps are constructed from 100% recycled PET and thus 100% sustainable.
The Signature Moments set, containing each the luxurious watch and its made-to-match pen, crafted in a partnership between two family-led Swiss companies greater than a century outdated, retails for $6,900.