The latest offering by the Bucherer Group features a three time zone display combined with a deep matt black finish. New for Baselworld 2016, the robust GMT chronograph is a bold statement for a new year in the watch industry.
A completely blacked-out watch with a strong presence on the wrist, the new Patravi TravelTec by Carl F. Bucherer gets straight to the point: black is back in the new year.
The new timepiece by the family-run Swiss watchmaker is set to take the stage at Baselworld 2016, and it will certainly try to steal the show. The brand has decided to completely immerse the model in imposing black, emphasizing the carbon finish on the stainless steel case and wristband.
The hard, deep matt black shell of the Patravi TravelTec is thanks to a DLC finish, which has been elaborately applied in a multi-stage process. The thin yet resilient diamond-like crystalline carbon structure adds to the scratch-resistance of the watch and also improves shock absorption.
The bold design is paired off with a black dial, which still manages to provide excellent readability through a display of contrasting, light-coloured indices and scales.
The sophisticated, chronometer-certified CFB 1901.1 caliber inside provides the technology to back up the bold exterior of the watch, ensuring an intelligent interplay between the case and movement. It allows the Patravi TravelTec to display three time zones simultaneously. Two time zones are visible on the dial, and the third is displayed by a contrasting red 24 hour-hand on a rotating bezel. Through a patented mono-pusher, the user can easily set the third time zone to an eastern or western direction of travel.
The deep matt black finish of the watch is made to impress. While most blacked-out timepieces simply blend in, this one commands attention. And that’s a good thing, because the strong outside appearance of this watch is complemented by a technologically sophisticated core. All in all, Carl F. Bucherer has provided the ideal functional and style companion for frequent flyers with the Baselworld 2016 edition of the Patravi TravelTec chronograph.
Movement: Automatic, CFB 1901.1 caliber, chronometer, 28.6 mm diameter, 7.3 mm thickness, 39 jewels, 42 h power reserve Functions: Chronograph; Hour, minute and second counters; three time zones, date, display of hours, minutes and seconds Case: Stainless steel, DLC coating, screwed crown, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, watertight to 50 m (5 atm), 46.6 mm diameter, 15.5 mm thickness Bracelet: stainless steel bracelet with DLC coating, folding clasp in stainless steel with DLC coating