Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Carl F Bucherer Patravi TravelTec GMT

As well as being a practical chronograph, this stunning watch, which features the exclusive CFB 1901 calibre, also boasts a range of functions enabling several time zones to be displayed. The third time display is operated by a newly developed single push-button mechanism. Local time can be quickly and easily set, moving the hour hand an hour at a time using the crown, while the watch continues running, ensuring that the exact time is kept. Should the time change pass midnight, the date will change automatically backwards or forwards. Together with the red 24-hour hand, two 24-hour rings show a second and third time zone – the Patravi TravelTec GMT can thus display the time in three locations in the world at the same time. The inner ring can be moved an hour at a time both forwards and backwards, using a brand new single push-button mechanism – a first in the history of watchmaking. Movement: CFB 1901. Power reserve of 42 hours. 39 Jewels, automatic. Chronograph GMT. Third time zone . Date indication. Chronometer COSC. Stainless steel case. Screwed crown. Sapphire crystal. Water-resistant to 50 m. Case diameter 46.6 mm. Calf leather strap.