The Patravi ScubaTec family comprises of an array of very special watches, which are iconic in their own right. The latest addition is an ode to a very special ocean dweller: The Black Manta Ray. These gentle giants are epitomes of grace and elegance, as they glide through the ocean waters. Seeking inspiration from these glorious creatures is the new Patravi ScubaTec Black Manta Special Edition.
This COSC-certified chronometer is equipped with an ultra-light titanium case, helium release valve, and is water resistant up to 50 bar. The colour, expectedly, is black. The black DLC coating on the 44.6 mm case forms a contrast with the bronze-coloured elements recalling old diving tools. We all know the importance of Super-LumiNova on a divers watch, and true to purpose, it lights up the indications on the dial.
An elegant aesthetic touch is in the form of silhouettes of two manta rays in the centre of the black dial. Another feature, specially linked to safety, is the unidirectional rotating bezel in titanium and ceramic.
Developed especially for Carl F. Bucherer, the watch’s innovative textile strap is mostly composed of recycled PET bottles and features bronze-coloured contrast stitching. The DLC-coated case back shows a detailed engraving of the creature that inspired the timepiece: the black manta ray.
The titanium case houses the CFB 1950.1 caliber automatic movement with a power reserve of 38 hours. Its extraordinary precision has been officially confirmed by the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) independent Swiss chronometer testing institute. Each watch is accompanied by an individual COSC certificate. With a water resistance of 50 bar (500 m), the Patravi ScubaTec Black Manta Special Edition is as precise under water as it is on land.
The aesthetic similarities and the inspirational relation is not the only point of focus here. The watch has a deep link with the cause of the magnificent creature that has inspired it. Part of the proceeds from the sales of the watch will be donated to the Manta Trust charity.
The UK-based charity has a mission of conserving the oceans and the habitat of rare manta rays. The Patravi ScubaTec Black Manta Special Edition is Carl F. Bucherer’s second special-edition timepiece dedicated to this cause.