This year’s lucky color is blue. The vibrant hue adorns the dial, bezel, and rubber strap of the Patravi ScubaTec Only Watch 2019. Water resistant up to 500 m (50 atm), this bold gentleman’s watch boasts a 44.6 mm case crafted from 18 k white gold. The silhouettes of eight manta rays – a nod to how many times the Only Watch auction has been held – grace the dial.
Automatic, CFB 1950.1 caliber, chronometer, diameter 26.2 mm, height 4.6 mm, 25 jewels, power reserve 38 hours
Date, hour, minute, seconds
Rubber, diving folding clasp in DLC-coated titanium
Estimated value CHF 25,000.00 to CHF 30,000.00
A unidirectional rotating bezel in white gold and ceramic, the ample use of Super-LumiNova coating, and a helium release valve flanking the case are the numerous safety features that make this special edition of the Patravi ScubaTec a true diver’s instrument.
The DLC-coated case back features an engraving acknowledging that the watch was part of the exclusive Only Watch auction. The timepiece is powered by a CFB 1950.1 caliber automatic movement with a power reserve of 38 hours. Its high level of precision has earned it official chronometer certification from the Swiss Chronometer Institute (COSC). The Carl F. Bucherer Only Watch 2019 earns high marks when it comes to precision timekeeping, design, and passion for craftsmanship.