Carl F. Bucherer Patravi TravelTec Colour Edition Four Seasons
The Carl F. Bucherer Patravi TravelTec Colour Edition Four Seasons pairs cheerful hues with serious watchmaking know-how. This model is certified as a chronometer by COSC and can simultaneously display the prevailing time in three different time zones. The watch is also endowed with a chronograph making it ideal for all situations, any time of the year.
When Antonio Vivaldi composed ‘The Four Seasons’ he skilfully expressed the four phases of the year with numerous notes. The four concertos convey emotion and use violins to impart the mood and tempo of each season. Sometimes, the music is sprightly evoking optimistic thoughts, while at other times it exudes melancholy.
Carl F. Bucherer, the high-end watch brand based in Lucerne, has recently unveiled its own interpretation of ‘The Four Seasons’. The Carl F. Bucherer Patravi TravelTec Colour Edition Four Seasons includes a quartet of watches, presented in green (spring), yellow (summer), orange (autumn) and blue (winter). However, while Vivaldi’s concertos embraced a range of different emotions, the Swiss marque has created four models rich in cheer. Indeed, they could even be described as ‘fun’, albeit this would be inappropriate as each model employs serious watchmaking know-how.
Although the Swiss brand’s headquarters is located in Lucerne, the firm’s Manufacture is based in Lengnau approximately one hour away. This centre of excellence is highly modern and produces impressive watches. It makes an array of in-house movements including the remarkable peripheral tourbillon.
In this instance, the Carl F. Bucherer Patravi TravelTec Colour Edition Four Seasons infuses the existing Patravi TravelTec with vibrant tones. The automatic movement, the CFB 1901.1 Calibre is COSC-certified and the dial can simultaneously display the prevailing time in three different time zones. The model is also endowed with a chronograph making it ideal for all situations, any time of the year.
The brand’s press release
The Time of the Season
Every season has its own special beauty. With four vivid new variants in its technically ingenious Patravi TravelTec collection, Carl F. Bucherer pays tribute to the beauty of all of the four seasons with new models that capture their unique hues and colours. With the “Spring” (green), “Summer” (yellow), “Autumn” (orange), and “Winter” (blue) variants, the Lucerne-based manufacturer offers modern cosmopolitans perfect companions for a stylish journey through the year. “After the past couple of challenging months, we felt it was time to bring some bright colours onto the wrists of watch aficionados around the world. The TravelTec collection celebrates above all the strong connection between people across time zones and borders; something that has never been more important than now. The four seasons, on the other hand, represent the imperative nature of change; something that Carl F. Bucherer has always embraced, even in this very demanding year with all its obstacles. All of that comes together in the Patravi TravelTec Color Edition Four Seasons, which we are introducing during our exclusive brand and product experience in Geneva from August 26 to 29 this year,” says Sascha Moeri, CEO Carl F. Bucherer.
A distinctive and ultra-robust stainless-steel case of 46.6 mm frames the colourful and bright dial, which features two chronograph counters, a small-seconds subdial, a date display, and central hour and minute hands. A visual delight is provided by the date indication under an effective loupe – the figures are milled out of the date ring and remain invisible until they appear over a white background in the date window. The four new models come on radiant rubber straps that match the unique colours of the dials.
For those who want to stay globally connected and keep up with life and work across borders while moving through the seasons, the Patravi TravelTec offers the chance to keep track of not just two, but three different time zones at a glance: an outstanding technical achievement that the construction engineers at Carl F. Bucherer realized by integrating part of the time zone mechanism into the case of the watch. This was a true innovation in the industry when it was first introduced in 2006, and it has since been patented.
This sophisticated mechanism required for selecting the corresponding time zone can be geared in two directions – east and west, or with and against time – via a single monopusher. This fascinating process can even be observed through a window that has been cut into the side of the case. Those who enter another time zone and thus need to adjust their local time can do so very conveniently by moving the wedge-shaped hour hand forward or backwards an hour at a time. Anyone who needs to communicate frequently with other time zones will appreciate the combination of the patented Patravi TravelTec time zone mechanism and the 24-hour indication for the second and third time zones, which enable the wearer to quickly and easily discern between day and night time.
These colourful and most recent additions to the TravelTec collection by Carl F. Bucherer represent the manufacturer’s quest to offer innovative and complex technology combined with ultimate functionality and usability. The Patravi TravelTec Color Edition Four Seasons models thus represent true “Made of Lucerne watchmaking” while celebrating the desire to explore and discover that has driven the company always since its foundation by Carl-Friedrich Bucherer in 1888. Back then, he not only laid the foundation for the brand, but also for the cosmopolitan, international corporate culture that Carl F. Bucherer actively adheres to today. His sons, Carl Eduard and Ernst, travelled the world, studied abroad, opened the first branch in Berlin in 1913, and expanded to South America just a few years later, and yet always remained loyal to their home in Lucerne.
Precise on Every Journey
The Patravi TravelTec is powered by the masterfully crafted CFB 1901 automatic movement, which combines a very useful chronograph function with an ingenious time zone mechanism capable of displaying the time in three different time zones at once. The power reserve won’t keep it running for an entire season, but certainly for 42 long hours. Meanwhile, cosmopolitans will not have to worry about the accuracy and precision of their bright companion, as every TravelTec model is certified as a chronometer by the renowned Swiss COSC Institute.