Yes, I realise we’re not quite clear of SIHH just yet (and plenty of updates to come from there), but at this time of year the main events do tend to run into a bit of a blur :-)
[Press Release] Titanium, ceramic, 18kt rose gold and rubber: with the Patravi TravelTec Four X, time takes on a new material format.
In the new Patravi TravelTec FourX model, the watchmakers at Carl F. Bucherer bring together not only different time zones but also different worlds – worlds of exquisite materials. Fine 18 K rose gold, paired with extra-hard hightech ceramic, which sets the highest standards in the timeconsuming process of forming the bezel. And high-quality titanium and highly resistant rubber also play their role in an extraordinary overall concept. For together, these four very
different materials add yet another dimension to the fourth dimension of time: exclusivity.
Movement and case integrated for the first time.
The design of the Patravi TravelTec, which was first launched in 2006, created entirely new challenges for engineers, watchmakers and designers, since the specification required the clear and simultaneous indication of three time zones, necessitating for the first time ever the integration of movement and case. In the Patravi TravelTec, the case contains part of the time-zone selection mechanism, which is controlled in two directions by means of a single monopusher. The process can even be observed through a window that has been let into the side.
For frequent fliers and globetrotters.
The time and effort put into the design is very much aimed at ease of operation. For example, the direction of travel (east or west) can be pre-selected on the multifunctional monopusher at 10 o’clock and each push causes a jump to the next time zone, the flange with its imprinted 24-hour scale turning in either direction to guarantee that the red hours hand always shows the correct local time.
Unlike other “world time watches”, the Patravi TravelTec is suitable both for frequent flyers and for those who communicate with people all over the world. Those entering another time zone will prefer to make an adjustment at once, moving the wedge-shaped hours-hand forward or backward an hour at a time. Those who frequently need to make calls to other time zones will value the combination of the 24-hours hand and the patented Patravi TravelTec mechanism, with which the time zone of the person called can be selected and it can be seen at a glance whether it is day or night there.
With the new Patravi TravelTec FourX model, Carl F. Bucherer has created an additional highlight. Four different materials are used, forming a unique combination of luxury and high tech: 18kt rose gold, titanium, ceramic and rubber. The technical look of total visibility is enhanced by the coloring. Matt black contrasts with fine rose gold, while red emphasizes important information on the dial.
Reference number: 00.10620.22.93.01
Movement: automatic, CFB 1901.1 caliber, chronometer, diameter 28.6 mm, height 7.3 mm, 39 jewels, power reserve 42 hours
Functions: chronograph, three time zones, date, hours, minutes, small seconds
Case: 18kt rose gold, ceramic bezel, skeletonized dial, screwdown crown and rubber pusher, titanium monopusher, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides, water-resistant to 50 m (5 atm), diameter 46.6 mm, height 15.5 mm
Strap: rubber strap, 18kt rose gold folding clasp
Variants: 00.10620.21.93.01: 950 palladium case, titanium folding clasp