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Carl F. Bucherer Launch of the Patravi ScubaTec Black Manta Special Edition

Following the premiere at this year’s Baselworld, the Patravi ScubaTec Black Manta Special Edition is now available around the world.

With this COSC-certified timepiece, Carl F. Bucherer is demonstrating its commitment, as part of its long-standing partnership with the Manta Trust charitable organization, to the conservation of the oceans and of a particularly rare species: the black manta ray. The watch brand also relies on sustainable materials in the process.

The unlimited Black Manta edition unites an elegant sporty aesthetic with robustness, useful functions, and a water resistance of up to 50 bar (500 m). Its 44.6 mm titanium case – new in the Carl F. Bucherer collection – boasts a DLC coating whose black hue contrasts with the case’s bronze-colored elements, as a tribute to historic diving helmets.  Super-LumiNova adorns the indices and hands, which frame the silhouettes of two manta rays on the black dial. The unidirectional rotating ceramic bezel enables the wearer to set the dive time – one of the watch’s safety features, alongside the automatic helium release valve. The DLC-coated titanium case back features a detailed engraving of a black manta ray.

Lancement de la Patravi ScubaTec Black Manta Special Edition

Patravi ScubaTec Black Manta Special Edition © Carl F. Bucherer

Lancement de la Patravi ScubaTec Black Manta Special Edition

© Carl F. Bucherer

The timepiece is powered by a CFB 1950.1 caliber automatic movement with a power reserve of 38 hours. Its high level of precision has earned it official chronometer certification from the independent Swiss Chronometer Institute (COSC). Each watch is accompanied by an individual COSC certificate.

Lancement de la Patravi ScubaTec Black Manta Special Edition

© Carl F. Bucherer

Sustainable strap

The fabric used in the distinctive natural rubber strap of the timepiece, sewn in with bronze-colored contrast stitching, is composed entirely of recycled bottles recovered from the Mediterranean Sea. Around 30 bottles are processed into a firm yarn to produce the textile component in each strap. The fabrics are manufactured in Italy, which guarantees short transportation distances.

A committed partnership

Carl F. Bucherer has worked with the Manta Trust, the UK-based charity, for more than seven years to help conserve the oceans and the habitats of manta rays. The new special edition is the second timepiece inspired by this cause. Its predecessor was the Patravi ScubaTec Manta Trust Limited Edition of just 188 watches launched in 2017. The previous version featured a different manta ray engraving on the back that transformed each item into a unique piece.

The Manta Trust: Conserving a Rare Species

The charitable foundation has dedicated itself to the rare manta rays’ cause since 2011. The Manta Trust is active in over 20 countries, tirelessly leading projects and awareness campaigns on behalf of this endangered species. Its goal is to conserve the maritime ecosystem and the rays’ habitat on a long-term, sustainable basis. The Manta Trust works to achieve this with an international team of researchers, scientists, conservationists, and education and media experts in the fields of research, teaching, and cooperation. Carl F. Bucherer has already contributed in a number of ways over the course of the years – for instance by sponsoring satellite tags to track the movements of manta rays and funding an educational movie. Together, the partners hope to make a lasting contribution to the conservation of this fascinating species.

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