Carl F. Bucherer unveils Patravi ScubaTec Verde to support the Manta Trust

The new timepiece contributes to the charity work in Ecuador in an approach to protect the habitat of Manta Rays
Carl F. Bucherer has been contributing to the Manta Trust for a decade by providing funds for ecological studies, research expeditions, and marine education programs. The brand has also created special diving watches as a tribute to Manta Trust, and donated a portion of each timepiece’s retail value to the charity. In 2023, a vibrant green Patravi ScubaTec Verde launch by the brand is a step forward for charity work in Ecuador, which is a hub of giant Manta Rays. 

Carl F. Bucherer is actively putting efforts to conserve the natural habitat of the manta and devil rays by associating with islanders in the Indian and Pacific Oceans and saving the mobulidae from the threat of overfishing. In August 2023, the brand will be financing a team of researchers from the Manta Trust and Proyecto Mantas Ecuador for two weeks study at Isla de la Plata, a small island about 40 km off the Ecuadorian coast that witnesses more than 22,000 oceanic manta rays which gather there every August and September.
The fresh release — the Patravi ScubaTec Verde is a 44.6 mm stainless steel timepiece having a dark green unidirectional ceramic bezel and an automatic helium valve. The green lacquered dial features a wave pattern with a date window at 3 o’clock. The rhodium-plated hour markers, the tips of the arrow hands, and the dot on the bezel over 12 o’clock are filled with Super-LumiNova®. The dial is capped with sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating on both sides. 

The COSC-certified chronometer timepiece is powered by an automatic CFB 1950.1 caliber boasting about 38 hours of power reserve. The watch is water-resistant to 500 metres and comes with a green rubber strap with a textile inlay made from recycled PET and the diver’s folding clasp made of stainless steel. The green hues of the watch, from the dial to the strap, are inspired by the green waters of the Isla de la Plata.

Images: Courtesy Carl F. Bucherer

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