Powered by a COSC-certified movement inside an ultra-light titanium case with a helium release valve and 500-metre water-resistance, Carl F. Bucherer is donating part of the proceeds from sales of this Patravi ScubaTec to the Manta Trust in support of its efforts to protect these gentle sea giants.
As you might expect from the name, the Patravi ScubaTec Black Manta Special Edition is a diver’s watch par excellence. The lightweight titanium case boasts a black DLC coating and an eye-catching diameter of 44.6 mm. The deep black hue forms a contrast with the bronze-colored elements recalling old diving tools. Super-LumiNova adorns the indices and hands, which frame the silhouettes of two manta rays in the center of the black dial. The dive time can be easily set with the unidirectional rotating bezel in titanium and ceramic – one of the watch’s safety features, alongside the automatic helium release valve. Its innovative textile strap is mostly composed of recycled PET bottles and features bronze-colored 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.