Carl F. Bucherer PATRAVI Brown Dial Edition

At Baselworld 2008, Carl F. Bucherer has unveiled the new brown edition of five timepieces from their PATRAVI line. The new edition consists of brown dial versions of the Patravi ChronoGrade, the Patravi T-Graph, the Patravi TravelTec, the Patravi ChronoDate Annual and the Patravi T24 models.

All these new watches coordinated in a warm, noble, brown tone from the dial framed within its gold case to the artistically embellished leather strap, offering an aura of timeless, classical sovereignty as an integrated stylistic unity.

The Patravi ChronoGrade comprises six highly practical functions, among which the retrograde hour display is particularly noticeable. After each rotation of the central chronograph hand, the minute totalizator at 9 o’clock moves along one more graduation mark. Once the hand has completed one full rotation, this information is in turn transferred via an imposing gearing mechanism to the hours counter between 7 and 8 o’clock, where the corresponding counter moves downwards through a semi-circular scale. When the hours counter reaches the end of its scale, it shoots instantly back to its starting position, in order to start its journey again from this position.

Just as unusual as the retrograde display is the fly-back function, which enables the chronograph to restart, without an intermediate stopping operation, with one simple press on the push-piece. The exemplary functionality of this exclusive timekeeper is finally completed with a power reserve mechanism and date display in two windows.

Naturally, the Patravi T-Graph distinguishes itself from the first model primarily at the visual level, with its original barrel-shaped case. However, there are also considerable differences in the implementation of the individual complications. For example with the power reserve: at 6 o’clock there is an arc-shaped scale with high/low scale in the shape of a disc, which rotates in a clockwise direction, when the watch is wound up.

Superimposed on this disc is a hand, which also turns in the natural direction of rotation (clockwise), so that the hand does not behave in a retrograde way. This technical refinement was first introduced by Carl F.Bucherer in the unique combination with chronograph, large date and barrel-shaped case in the Patravi T-Graph. At this point, it is worth mentioning the special location of the minute circle of the chronograph function. The timer scale has been deliberately situated along the inner edges of the indexes, making the stop-second quickly and completely legible to the nearest quarter of a second.

Patravi ChronoGrade Brown Dial Version
Reference number: 00.10623.03.93.01
Movement: automatic, CFB 1902.1 caliber, chronometer, 51 jewels, power reserve 42 hours
Functions: big date, annual calendar, automatic chronograph with flyback function, retrograde hours totalizator, power reserve indicator
Case: 18 K rose gold, screw-down crown and back cover, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides, water-resistant to 50 m, diameter 44 mm, height 14.1 mm
Dial: brown dial with superimposed indexes, luminescent hands and indexes
Strap: brown Louisiana alligator leather strap, 18 K rose gold folding clasp
Price: CHF 31’000.–, EUR 20’800.–

Patravi T-Graph Brown Dial Version
Reference number: 00.10615.03.93.01
Movement: automatic, CFB 1960.1 caliber, chronometer, diameter 30 mm, height 7.3 mm, 47 jewels, power reserve 42 hours, personalized flywheel
Functions: big date, chronograph, power reserve indicator
Case: 18 K rose gold, screw-down crown and back case, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides, water-resistant to 50 m, size 44.6 x 39 mm, height 13.8 mm
Dial: brown dial with superimposed indexes, luminescent plated hands and indexes
Strap: brown Louisiana alligator leather strap, 18 K rose gold folding clasp
Price: CHF 23’500.–, EUR 16’200.–

The Patravi TravelTec, the Patravi ChronoDate Annual and the Patravi T24 are also available with the exceptional and exclusive brown dial.

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