The launch of the Patravi EvoTec DayDate at Baselworld 2009 marked the first step into a new watchmaking era for Carl F. Bucherer. This was the first model from the brand to have its own CFB A1000 Manufacture caliber, characterized by its peripherally mounted and bidirectional winding oscillating weight, its shock-absorption system (DSA) (patent pending) and an intelligent precision adjustment method with a central control element. The CFB A1000 was developed by construction engineers to serve as an ideal platform for housing specially developed functional modules. Carl F. Bucherer then went on to launch two more Patravi models in 2010: the EvoTec PowerReserve and EvoTec BigDate, both presented in eye-catching cushion-shaped cases.
Innovative technology combined with classic elegance. At Baselworld 2011, Carl F. Bucherer now presents the Patravi EvoTec Calendar, the first model which – while being based on the extremely resistant and reliable CFB A1000 Manufacture caliber – has a round case. Carl F. Bucherer thus reflects the preference many watch lovers have for a round timepiece. The case is produced in stainless steel or 18 K rose gold and has a diameter of 42.6 mm. The dial, which is available in black or silver, has a clearly defined design. Once again – as is typical of the Patravi EvoTec range – the Patravi EvoTec Calendar features a big date at 11 o’clock, confirming that this model belongs to the Patravi EvoTec family despite its round case. The small seconds function is indicated on the case by means of a disk. As this does not visually obstruct the indication of the weeks, it ensures optimum readability for the wearer.
An additional touch of elegance for the Patravi EvoTec Calendar is provided by the calfskin strap, available in black or brown.
The indication of 53 calendar weeks. The internal workings of the Patravi EvoTec Calendar features fascinating functions including a big date, a date indication and a small seconds display. In contrast with its predecessors, this model also has a indication of the weeks display, which reflects the round shape of the case within the dial-train, and displays the current calendar week by means of a pointer. Finally, this innovative model is equipped with the automatic CFB A1004 Manufacture caliber, which – like the CFB A1001, the CFB A1002 and the CFB A1003 that preceded it – is based on the “Evolution Technology” Manufacture concept. In addition to the indication of 52 calendar weeks, the CFB A1004 also includes a 53rd calendar week to avoid having to put the week calendar back in the relevant years.
The Patravi EvoTec Calendar was designed both for elegantly sporty men and for self-assured, independent women. With this functionally powerful timepiece, Carl F. Bucherer once again demonstrates its constant quest for perfection and its desire to create something truly extraordinary.
Movement – Automatic, CFB A1004 Manufacture caliber, diameter 32 mm, height 6.9 mm, 33 jewels, power reserve 55 hours.
Functions – Display of the week, big date, date, small seconds.
Case – Stainless steel, screw-down crown, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides, case back with sapphire crystal, water-resistant to 50 m, diameter 42.6 mm, height 12.85 mm.
Strap – Calfskin, folding clasp.
Variants – 18K rose gold case, calfskin strap with rose gold folding clasp.
Source: Carl F. Bucherer