Friday, May 6, 2016

Carl F. Bucherer Patravi Traveltec II Rose Gold

Presented in 2015, the PatraviTravelTec II is a unique chronograph with three time zones. This year, the brand is launching a new model of PatraviTravelTec II featuring a distinctive case in warm rose gold coupled with a case back and pushers in lightweight titanium with a black DLC coating. This creates a highly vibrant and elegant color combination that is rounded off by a black dial and a black strap to ensure a sophisticated timepiece that really catches the eye.
Dressed in a 47.4 mm rose gold case, this sporty, traveller’s watch offers water-resistance up to 100 meters. The technical features are also highly appealing, particularly the unique addition of a chronograph with three time zones. A specialty of the TravelTec family, this patented mechanism exclusive to Carl F. Bucherer is integrated into the case and can be admired through a lateral viewing window. The pusher at 10 o’clock adjusts the rotating bezel with 24-hour scale beneath the sapphire crystal: Depending on whether the wearer is traveling west or east, the 24-hour ring can be moved forward or backward in one-hour steps.
The local time is indicated by the hours and minutes hands on a 12-hour basis. The minutes hand moves continuously, while the hours hand can be adjusted forward or backward in one-hour steps. When passing midnight, the date also changes both forward and backward. The second time is indicated by the 24-hour hand and the fixed outer bezel, while the third combines the 24-hour hand with the rotating bezel mentioned above. This unique system equipping the PatraviTravelTec is both a masterpiece of watchmaking art and an immensely useful function for everyday travel. The 24 time zones and associated reference cities are engraved on the base, with Lucerne—the home of Carl F. Bucherer—representing Central European Time (CET).
The PatraviTravelTec II also masters short-time measurements thanks to its highly precise, chronometer-certified caliber CFB 1901.1, which also features a chronograph function for timing sporting events that last anywhere between one second to twelve hours.

Technical details
PatraviTravelTec II in rose gold
Reference number: 00.10633.03.33.01

Movement
Automatic caliber CFB 1901.1, chronometer, diameter of 28.6 mm, thickness of 7.3 mm, 39 jewels, 42 hours of power reserve

Functions
Date, hours, minutes, small seconds
Chronograph: hours, minutes and seconds
Three time zones

Case
18-karat rose gold and blackened titanium
Screw-down crown
Sapphire crystal with antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant to 100 m (10 atm)
Diameter of 47.4 mm, thickness of 15.9 mm

Dial
Black

Strap
Rubber strap, adjustable folding clasp in 18-karat rose gold and blackened titanium

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