At Baselworld2011, Carl F. Bucherer presented new models of the Patravi EvoTec BigDate, based on the visionary EvoTec Manufacture Concept.
The CFBA1003 Manufacture movement of the Patravi EvoTec BigDate and its function module are the result of a progressive approach by Carl F. Bucherer. A fascinating feature of the calibre is the first ever reliably functioning peripheral rotor, which offers an unimpeded view of the caliber with its modern decoration, in addition to innovative developments such as a patented dynamic shock absorption (DSA) for the rotor and a new fine adjustment system(CDAS), which requires adjustment only once. An intelligent solution has also been found for the switching of the big date. This functions with a moveable finger which is integrated into the relevant ring. This finger makes it possible, when changing the date from the 31st to the 1st of the following month, to change only the disk with the second digit while that controlling the first digit stays still.
Typical of the models from Carl F. Bucherer that include the term “EvoTec” in their name as a distinguishing feature is the unmistakable cushion-shaped case. In the new red gold version, the bezel is fitted with 56 of the purest diamonds, emphasizing the character of this watch as a modern piece of jewellery. With the jewels becoming finer towards the corners and their slightly convex shape, this setting perfectly emphasizes the elegant shape of the case. This new model boasts highly exquisite, white mother of-pearl dial.
In addition to this model, other variations of the Patravi EvoTec BigDate are also available: First one is an 18 K rose gold case model featuring white mother-of pearl dial with 5 FCTW vvs diamonds, alligator leather strap with 18 K rose gold ardillon buckle.
Other variations as follows: Stainless steel case, 56 TW vvs diamonds 1.1ct, water-snakeskin strap with stainless steel folding clasp/ Stainless steel case with 56 diamonds TW vvs 1.1ct., black mother-of-pearl dial with 5 diamonds,varnished calfskin strap with stainless steel folding clasp/ Stainless steel case, black mother-of-pearl dial with 5 diamonds, alligator leather strap with stainless steel folding clasp.
The silver dial of the Patravi EvoTec BigDate presents an elegantly sleek look with fine index marks for the hours. The black dial offers an extremely attractive alternative: with fascinating high-quality black mother-of-pearl with its natural play of colours at the centre, while on the outside there are longitudinal index marks and five diamonds, also set in a dome-shaped framework, indicating the hours.
A striking feature of the Patravi EvoTec BigDate is the date indication in the double window, positioned in the upper left quadrant of the dial, the dimensions of which are unusual even for a big date. The elegant small seconds at 6 o’clock skillfully takes up the shape of the case and is a perfect counterpart to the date. Naturally not only the front face but also the back of the Patravi EvoTec BigDate has a sapphire crystal, which permits an unimpeded – and above all admiration-inducing– view of the precisely and evenly ticking microcosm of the Manufacture movement. This extraordinary women’s watch is complemented by a strap made of brown python skin, white or brown water-snake skin, black alligator skin or calfskin.
Model: Patravi EvoTec BigDate, 18 K rose gold, Mother of Pearl Dial
Reference number: 00.10628.03.77.11
Automatic, Manufacture caliber CFB A1003
Diameter: 32 mm, height 6.3mm
Power reserve: 55 hours
Big date, small seconds
18 K rose gold, 56 diamonds TW vvs 1.1 ct.,
Screw down crown
Curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Caseback with sapphire crystal
Water resistant to: 50m (5 atm)
Size: 38.54mm x 39.25 mm
Height: 12.9 mm
White mother-of-pearl, 5 FCTW vvs diamonds
Water-snake skin, with18K rose gold, pin-lock, folding clasp
00.10628.03.77.01: 18 K rose gold case, white mother-of pearl dial with 5 FCTW vvs diamonds, alligator leather strap with 18 K rose gold ardillon buckle
00.10628.08.23.11: stainless steel case, 56 TW vvs diamonds 1.1ct, water-snakeskin strap with stainless steel folding clasp
00.10628.08.87.11: stainless steel case with 56 diamonds TW vvs 1.1ct., black mother-of-pearl dial with5 diamonds, varnished calfskin strap with stainless steel folding clasp
00.10628.08.87.01: stainless steel case, black mother-of-pearl dial with 5diamonds, alligator leather strap with stainless steel folding clasp