Carl F. Bucherer Patravi TravelGraph11:01 am
If you travel frequently and regularly need to adjust your watch – as well as yourself – to the local time, you probably know the importance of having a sturdy and reliable dual time zone watch. The Carl F. Bucherer Patravi TravelGraph from has been specifically designed for globetrotters and takes dual time zone watches to a whole new level with its sporty design and clearly distinguishable time zones.
Carl F. Bucherer began operations in 1888 with its first store on the Falkenplatz in Lucerne. Since then, the Swiss brand has had quite an illustrious history of watchmaking. In the early 20th century, the imperial court of Berlin recognized the company’s excellent reputation for precision and reliability and endowed the brand with the prestigious title of “Official Watchmaker”. The company today produces approximately 20,000 timepieces per year in its studios in Switzerland. Over the years, the brand has developed quite a reputation for itself and earned a unique place in the hearts of watch connoisseurs.
The Patravi Travelgraph is powered by the CFB 1901 Calibre, an automatic movement that is developed by Carl F. Bucherer and is used by the brand exclusively. The movement has a power reserve of 42 hours and contains 39 jewels. The CFB 1901 Calibre combines a chronograph with a dual time zone display. In spite of the expected complexity, the watch is surprisingly quite simple to adjust. Simply pull out the crown and the hour hand gets disengaged from the movement. In this way, the time can be adjusted one hour at a time. You may simultaneously adjust the date as well. While all this is happening, the time continues running normally. The second time zone is displayed through the black bezel which is marked with 24 hour Arabic numerals.
The stainless steel case has a diameter of 42 mm and is 15 mm thick. It is fitted with a sapphire crystal that is coated with anti-reflective treatment on both sides to ensure exceptionally clear readability. The caseback is also covered with a sapphire crystal to show the movement that drives the TravelGraph. The strap is made of black calfskin and coloured red on the underside. The dial is black in colour and has index markers for the hours and minutes. The date is shown between 4 and 5 o’clock. There are three sub-dials for chronograph hours, minutes and seconds.
The Patravi TravelGraph is a distinctively designed timepiece that sets a new benchmark in dual time zone watches. Of course, there are many timepieces that are similar in their functionality, but very few that offer such ease of readability and such class in design. Coming from the house of Carl F. Bucherer, one can be assured of extreme precision and reliability from this extraordinary timepiece.
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