Equipped with chronograph and three time zones functions, the new Patravi TravelTec FourX watch incorporates innovative materials such as Palladium for its case, high-tech ceramic for its bezel, high quality titanium for pushers and buckle and highly resistant rubber for the strap.
The conception of the Patravi TravelTec, first launched in 2006, offers clear visible display of three time zones in parallel. The Patravi TravelTec case contains a part of the necessary mechanism for the selection of the time zone, which can be controlled in two directions via a unique mono push-piece. The operation can even be seen through a window inlaid in the side.
The travel direction, east or west, can be pre-selected using the multi-functional mono push-piece at 10 o’clock and, with each press on the push-piece, one time zone is crossed. The flange with its 24-hour calibration rotates in one direction or the other and guarantees that the red hour hand always displays the correct local time.
Somebody visiting another time zone will prefer to be able to reset the arrow-shaped hour hand quickly in hourly steps forwards or backwards. Somebody frequently telephoning other time zones will appreciate the use of the 24-hour hand in conjunction with the patented TravelTec-mechanism, as this enables the selection of the other person’s time zone and to see at a glance if it’s night or day there.
The skeleteon dial of the Patravi TravelTec FourX reveals the gearing of the intricately decorated automatic movement. The refined date display provides a real feast to behold under a good magnifying glass: the numerals are milled out of the date rim and stay out of sight until they come into view against a red background in the date window.
With the Patravi TravelTec FourX Carl F. Bucherer reaches a further high point, using four different materials, combining luxury and high-tech in a unique way: palladium, titanium, ceramic and rubber. The technical look of the total concept is strengthened by the colour interplay – matt black, contrasting with gleaming metal, and red, highlighting important information on the dial.
Model: Patravi TravelTec FourX
Reference number: 00.10620.21.93.01
Movement: automatic CFB 1901.1 calibre, chronometer, diameter 28.6 mm, height 7.3 mm,
39 jewels, 42-hour power reserve
Functions: chronograph, three time zones, date
Case: palladium 950, ceramic bezel, skeleton dial, rubber screw-down crown and pusher, titanium monopusher, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides, water-resistant to 50 m, diameter 46.6 mm, height 15.5 mm
Strap: rubber strap with titanium buckle
Price: CHF 45’500.–, EUR 32’000.–