Carl F. Bucherer expands its Patravi ScubaTec family of marine watches with a special edition model honoring Black Manta.
The new Patravi ScubaTec Black Manta Special Edition is a COSC-certified chronometer featuring an ultra-light titanium case, helium release valve, and water resistance of up to 50 bar (500 m). The part of the proceeds will be donated to the Manta Trust charity.
The family-owned company has been cultivating values that transcend the transient nature of time: the watchmaker has been dedicated to maintaining its long-standing relationships with its partners and preserving its traditions, powers of innovation, and excellent quality standards and consciously practicing sustainability.
In this spirit of sustainable values, Carl F. Bucherer has joined forces with Manta Trust, a UK-based charity with the mission of conserving the oceans and the habitat of the rare manta rays. Manta Trust is active in over 20 countries, tirelessly leading research projects and awareness campaigns on behalf of this endangered species. The Patravi ScubaTec Black Manta Special Edition is Carl F. Bucherer’s second special-edition timepiece dedicated to this cause.
As you might expect from the name, the Patravi ScubaTec Black Manta Special Edition is a diver’s watch par excellence. The lightweight titanium case – new in the Carl F. Bucherer collection – boasts a black DLC coating and an eye-catching diameter of 44.6 mm.
The deep black hue forms a contrast with the bronze-colored elements recalling old diving tools. Super-LumiNova adorns the indices and hands, which frame the silhouettes of two manta rays in the center of the black dial. The dive time can be easily set with the unidirectional rotating bezel in titanium and ceramic – one of the watch’s safety features, alongside the automatic helium release valve.
No matter how its functionalities are used, the Patravi ScubaTec Black Manta Special Edition remains a symbol of conservation and values that endure over generations. Developed especially for Carl F. Bucherer, its innovative textile strap is mostly composed of recycled PET bottles and features bronze-colored contrast stitching. The DLC-coated case back shows a detailed engraving of the creature that inspired the timepiece: the black manta ray.
The titanium case houses the CFB 1950.1 caliber automatic movement with a power reserve of 38 hours. Its extraordinary precision has been officially confirmed by the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) independent Swiss chronometer testing institute. Each watch is accompanied by an individual COSC certificate.
Model: Patravi ScubaTec Black Manta Special Edition
Reference number: 00.106188.8.131.52
Automatic, CFB 1950.1 caliber, COSC-certified chronometer, diameter 26.2 mm, height 4.6 mm, 25 jewels, power reserve of 38 hours
Date, hour, minute, seconds
DLC-coated titanium, titanium/ceramic bezel, automatic helium release valve, screw-down crown, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides, water-resistant to 500 m (50 bar), diameter 44.6 mm, height 13.45 mm
Black dial with manta ray silhouette
Rubber strap with recycled PET textile layer, diving folding clasp in DLC-coated