Trot the globe with the Patravi TravelTec II

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August 2015

Mr. E

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Patravi TravelTec line, Carl F. Bucherer unveils an impressive new addition to the collection. Featuring a three-time zone display, the bold Patravi TravelTec II chronograph provides world time on your wrist.

Carl F. Bucherer’s Patravi TravelTec models have had the trust of watch lovers for a decade now. To mark this special occasion, the Swiss family-run business with roots in Lucerne has unveiled the new addition to the line, the Patravi TravelTec II.

The timepiece is capable of meeting the most sophisticated demands of the watch world. The robust 47.4 mm case, which is water resistant to 100m, features a side-mounted sapphire glass window. It’s an essential feature of the Patravi TravelTec timepieces that reveals their built-in complication. Through the looking glass we see the automatic caliber CFB 1901.1, which allows for the simultaneous display of three time zones in combination with chronograph functions. Like all Carl F. Bucherer timepieces, this unique movement is developed in-house.

Trot the globe with the Patravi TravelTec II

In some cases, such technical innovations can result in a cluttered dial; there is only so much space to incorporate so many functions. But the face of this watch is rather well-organized, despite the relatively compact stainless steel case, meaning that clarity and readability are not sacrificed.

Nine applied hour indices on the Patravi TravelTec II dial identify the first time zone. The second time zone can be found on an outer ring on the dial. While the hour digits for the third time zone appear clearly on the bezel. The three time zone displays are large and clear enough to make it relatively easy to switch the glance from one to the other.

Trot the globe with the Patravi TravelTec II

While we’re on the topic of travel and time zones, the brand states that this watch is “ideal for travelers, who communicate in and with the world”. Besides the three world times functionality, a unique Monopusher incorporated in this model also enables rapid switching between East and West travel directions, with a single push of a button. Such small details make it easier to communicate the world, as the brand says, but that can only be achieved by first making it easy to communicate with the watch itself. With this model, it’s a breeze.

The time and travel motif is omnipresent in all design aspects. Adorning the case back is a time-zone sun, which shows the hour differences of 24 cities compared to the prime meridian. Of course it’s Lucerne – the home base of Carl F. Bucherer – that stands out on the back as a black engraving. Even in the choice for brand ambassador there is Murat Yakin, the well-travelled former Swiss national football player, now turned coach.

Trot the globe with the Patravi TravelTec II

Convenience, functionality, and unpretentious design. Three concepts that sum up this watch, and the ethos of Carl F. Bucherer, which make us look forward to what the brand will come up with for its 20th anniversary.

Technical information

  • Reference number: 00.10633.08.33.01
  • Movement: Automatic, Caliber CFB 1901.1, chronometer, diameter 28.6 mm, depth 7.3 mm, 39 jewels, power reserve 42 hours
  • Functions: Chronograph: Hour, minute and second counter; three time zones, date, hour, minute, second
  • Case: Stainless steel screw-down crown, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on two sides, water resistant to 100 m (10 atm), diameter 47.4 mm, depth 15.9 mm
  • Bracelet: Rubber strap, folding clasp with stainless steel comfort extension
  • Variations: 00.10633.08.33.21 stainless steel bracelet, stainless steel folding clasp