Carl F. Bucherer’s Patravi TravelGraph combines two of the most useful and popular functions: a chronograph and GMT. The brand has invested over a million dollars to bring this watch to life. All displays are controlled by the automatic caliber 1901 movement, developed by Bucherer, together with Swiss specialists well known for creating mechanical watch complications. The 1901 is no ordinary caliber. Find specs, pricing and wallpaper inside.
The automatic caliber 1901 is unique to the Patravi TravelGraph, and it offers some sophisticated features. The second time zone (GMT) is displayed by the red hand and the bezel, complete with 24-hour markings. Current local time is shown by the conventional hour hand, which can be quickly set forwards or backwards without affecting timekeeping because the movement continues to run when the quick setting mechanism is used. The date also changes forward and back, corresponding to the hour hand.
The Patravi TravelGraph is also well designed on the outside. The hands are partially skeletonized to facilitate viewing the chronograph subdials. Luminous hands and hour markers allow reading in the dark. The screw-in crown and caseback protect the movement from the elements. The solid link bracelet is screwed into the case. The bezel is bi-directional, allowing a quick check of a third time zone. A sapphire display back allows a view of the caliber 1901. At 42mm, the case is neither too large nor too small.
The Patravi TravelGraph is priced at $6,900 on strap and $7,500 on a bracelet. Additional technical information appears below the images, which may be enlarged with a click.
Facts & Figures
Movement: automatic, CFB 1901 calibre, diameter 28.6 mm, height 7.3 mm, 39 jewels, power reserve 42 hours
Functions: chronograph, second time zone, date
Case: stainless steel, screw-down crown, sapphire crystal with anti-relfective coating on both sides, water-resistant to 50 meters (5 atm), diameter 42 mm
Watchband: calfskin, folding clasp