Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Carl F. Bucherer and Caran D’Ache, the Geneva-based maker of outstanding writing and drawing instruments, have joined forces for the new Signature Moments limited edition set comprising of a luxury wristwatch and a striking writing instrument.
Unveiled on October 8 this year, the Signature Moments project includes a special limited edition (188 pieces) of the Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback Signature watch and a superb Caran d’Ache Signature rollerball pen. The watch and the writing instrument are presented together in an innovative travel pouch made from eco-friendly material, which is delivered in a beautifully crafted wooden box.
The new Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback Signature combines technical sophistication, sporty chic design, and the cosmopolitan essence that characterizes the line. With its flyback function – the ability to reset and restart the chronograph timer with a simple touch – it is a stunning example of the brand’s Made of Lucerne horological craftsmanship.
Its graphite gray chronograph subdials offer a sharp contrast to the silvered dial, whose hour markers recall some of the colors of the pencils that are such an important part of Caran d’Ache’s best-known products. Inside the 43 mm stainless steel case is the CFB 1970 automatic caliber with a power reserve of 42 hours.
The watch is presented on a stylishly striped beige and graphite gray NATO strap with red highlights, but anyone who wants to be able to make a different style statement or express a different mood in the space of a few seconds will be excited to find a second striped NATO strap – this one in two blue tones – nestled in the travelling pouch with the Caran d’Ache pen.
Both straps are crafted from 100% sustainable materials. The watch is water resistant to 30 m (3 atm).
The Caran d’Ache Signature writing instrument echoes the Manero Flyback’s traditional form; its rhodium- and silver-coated body is adorned with a deep “crown effect” guillochage and decorated with hand-lacquered multicolored triangles that perfectly complement the watch’s face.
A thin red line engraved in the clip is reminiscent of the watch’s hand and the cap features a delicately lacquered graphite grey hexagonal isotype.
The Caran d’Ache Signature rollerball pen is a subtle blend of precious materials that is magnified by the traditional guillochage and lacquering techniques, which are still upheld by Caran d’Ache today. With its streamlined body, this exceptional writing instrument offers easy handling and optimum writing comfort, complete with a touch of timeless elegance.
Carl F. Bucherer X Caran d’Ache Signature Moments Project
Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback Signature, Reference number 00.10919.08.13.98
Automatic, CFB 1970 caliber, diameter 30.4 mm, height 7.9 mm, 25 jewels
Power reserve: 42 hours
Chronograph: minute and seconds counters, flyback function, date, hour, minute, small seconds
Stainless steel, double-domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Case back with sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 30bar (3m)
Diameter: 43 mm, height 14.45 mm
Numbered on the caseback – 001/188 until 188/188
Silver colored, indices in rainbow colors, graphite grey counters
NATO textile strap, 100% recycled PET with calfskin patch (beige/grey/red), stainless steel pin buckle
Additional strap: NATO textile strap, 100% recycled PET with calfskin patch (blue), stainless steel pin buckle
Caran d’Ache Signature rollerball pen
- Body: Rhodium- and silver-coated body with deep “crown effect” engraving
- Diameter: 12.2 mm, length: 135.73 mm
- Body and cap decorated with hand-lacquered triangles in 12 different colors in reference to Caran d’Ache color wheel
- Cap: Graphite grey hexagonal isotype in reference to the watch counters and Caran d’Ache graphite pencils
- Clip: Hinged clip engraved with a line of Caran d’Ache red lacquer
- Engravings: Engraved number on writing block – 001/188 to 188/188
- Cartridge: Equipped with a black rollerball cartridge F
- Limitation: 188 pieces