Paying homage to the moment that we glance at our watch to note the time and date and, with a pen in hand, sign a document that will forever change the trajectories of our lives, Carl F. Bucherer and Caran D’Ache have joined forces to introduce their Signature Moments project: a pairing of a special limited edition (188 pieces) of the Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback Signature watch and a Caran d’Ache Signature rollerball pen.
Sascha Moeri, Carl F. Bucherer’s CEO, said that the product pairing focuses on signature moments – those events that change the trajectory of our lives forever – but it does something more: “The Signature Moments release through our Manero Flyback Signature watch and the Caran d’Ache Signature writing instrument also invite people to dream. Very often, these important moments in our lives mark the realization of long-held
dreams. Carole Hubscher at Caran d’Ache and I love the idea of celebrating not only the attainment of a long-held aspiration but also the earlier times in a person’s life that inspired that goal.”
Let’s start with the watch. 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 grey chronograph subdials offer a sharp contrast to the silvered dial, whose hour markers recall some of the fun colours 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 striped beige and graphite grey NATO strap with red highlights, but if you wish to make a different style statement or express a different mood you could do so with a second striped NATO strap in blue tones. 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.
The watch and the writing instrument are presented together in an innovative travel pouch made from ecofriendly material, which is delivered in a beautifully crafted wooden box.
As Carole Hubscher and Sascha Moeri say, their Signature Moments partnership lives up to its name: the paired release is a joyous celebration of the most important events in our lives – the ones that are extensions of our most hopeful dreams and of the aspirations to realize those dreams. While Carl F. Bucherer and Caran d’Ache create analog products in a digital age, seems like they are both prepared to take their quality, innovation, and creativity into the future.