First presented two years ago in Basel, Switzerland, the EvoTec series is once again extended with the beautiful Carl F. Bucherer Patravi EvoTec Calendar automatic watch.
Like the original version, the Carl F. Bucherer Patravi EvoTec Calendar will be officially presented later this month at Baselworld 2011 international trade show.
According to the Swiss watchmaker, the timepiece will be animated by the CFB A1004 automatic caliber, which is designed and produced solely in-house.
Being a modified version of the original CFB A1000 movement that was presented in 2009, the A1004 features the same peripheral winding rotor and offers such functionality as Big Date (at 11 o’clock,) a day of the week (at 9 o’clock,) a subsidiary seconds indicator and an “extended” weeks scale that includes not 52 but whole 53 weeks in order “to avoid having to put the week calendar back in the relevant years.”
In order to make the weeks scale even more legible, the standard small seconds display is substituted with a partly-visible rotating disk with the current date indicated with a bright red triangle.
While previous watches of the EvoTec series sported cushion-shaped cases, this one comes in a more classic-looking round body that visually supports the theme of the weeks scale.
Being 42.6 mm in diameter and 12.85 mm thick, the case is neither large nor small. Comparing it with cars, this is a Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Or, rather, a C63 AMG sports sedan.
Photos: Carl F. Bucherer
Carl F. Bucherer Patravi EvoTec Calendar automatic watch specification
Movement: Automatic, CFB A1004, peripheral rotor, 32 x 6.9 mm, 33 jewels, in-house, Swiss Made
Movement decoration: N/A
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, day, week
Power reserve: 55 hours
Case material: Stainless steel (Ref. 00.10629.08.33.01) or Rose gold (Ref. 00.10629.03.13.01)
Bezel material: Stainless steel or Rose gold
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 42.60 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: 12.85 mm
Dial: Silver or Black
Water resistance: 50 meters
Strap: Calfskin strap in black or brown with a folding clasp
Crystal: Sapphire, antireflective on both sides
Case back: Sapphire