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March 14, 2010

Carl F. Bucherer Presents the First Ladies’ Watch Based on the EvoTec Manufacture Concept

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Lucerne, Switzerland – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine

With the Patravi EvoTec BigDate, Carl F. Bucherer presents the first ladies’ watch based on the EvoTec Manufacture Concept. In so doing, the Lucerne brand is responding to the growing number of women who demand a high level of mechanical and technical sophistication without wishing to sacrifice the independent, feminine aesthetic appeal of their watch.

In order to satisfy these expectations, with the Patravi EvoTec BigDate Carl F. Bucherer presents the first women’s watch that is based on the integrated “Evolution Technology” Manufacture Concept—EvoTec for short. This concept concentrates in particular on the design of Manufacture movements and mechanisms with genuine added value as well as practical additional functions.

The CFB A1003 Manufacture movement of the Patravi EvoTec BigDate and its function module are the result of this progressive approach. A standout feature of the caliber is the first ever reliably functioning peripheral rotor, which offers an unimpeded view of the caliber with its modern decoration, in addition to developments such as a patented dynamic shock absorption (DSA) for the rotor and a new fine adjustment system (CDAS), which requires adjustment only once. A solution has also been found for the switching of the big date. This functions with a moveable finger that is integrated into the relevant ring. This finger makes it possible, when changing the date from the 31st to the 1st of the following month, to change only the disk with the second digit while that controlling first digit stays still.

Typical of the launch models from Carl F. Bucherer that include the term “EvoTec” in their name as a distinguishing feature is the cushion-shaped case. For the Patravi EvoTec BigDate, its dimensions have been reduced to a still extremely generous 39.2mm x 38.5mm. In two of the four versions so far available, the bezel is fitted with 56 of the purest diamonds, emphasizing the character of this watch as a modern piece of jewelry. With the jewels becoming finer towards the corners and their slightly convex shape, this setting emphasizes the elegant shape of the case.

The silver dial of the Patravi EvoTec BigDate presents a sleek look with fine index marks for the hours. The black dial offers an attractive alternative: with fascinating high-quality black mother-of-pearl with its natural play of colors at the center, while on the outside there are longitudinal index marks and five diamonds, also set in a dome-shaped framework, indicating the hours.

A striking feature of the Patravi EvoTec BigDate is the date indication in the double window, positioned in the upper left quadrant of the dial, the dimensions of which are unusual even for a big date. The small seconds at 6 o’clock takes up the shape of the case and is a perfect counterpart to the date. Not only the front face but also the back of the Patravi EvoTec BigDate has a sapphire crystal, which permits an unimpeded view of the precisely and evenly ticking microcosm of the Manufacture movement. This women’s watch is complemented by a strap made of either brown python skin, white water-snake skin, black alligator skin or calfskin.

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