The Swiss know how to reach a woman`s heart. The new Carl F. Bucherer Patravi EvoTec BigDate ladies watch offers not only lots of gold and precious stones, but also adds to the grand total an in-house automatic movement!
Judging by the looks of it, the new timekeeper is a re-issue of their current Patravi EvoTec BigDate Ref. 00.10628.08.87.11 model with stainless steel exchanged for a more noble material: 18-carat rose gold.
The watch comes in the same barrel-shaped case with its dial featuring a natural white mother-of-pearl insert surrounded with five diamonds.
The same precious stones (56 of them, to be more precise) occupy the bezel making the watch look a trifle lighter.
The shape of the main dial is repeated in a smaller subsidiary seconds sub-dial at 6 o’clock. The large date aperture at 11 o’clock also features a barrel-shaped design.
Its CFB A1003 automatic movement with the brand’s signature peripheral winding rotor design is designed and made solely in house. Although very flat, the engine still holds enough energy to supply the watch with power for as long as 55 hours.
What I love the most in this beautiful timepiece is its sea snake leather strap. I do not suffer from ophidiophobia, but it somehow makes me feel better that there is one snake less lurking in a sea.
Photos: Carl F. Bucherer
Carl F. Bucherer Patravi EvoTec BigDate automatic ladies watch specification
Movement: Automatic, CFB A1003, 33 jewels, in-house, Swiss Made
Movement decoration: N/A
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, large date
Power reserve: 55 hours
Case material: Rose gold
Bezel material: Rose gold set with 56 TW VVS (1.1 cts) diamonds
Case shape: Barrel
Bezel shape: Barrel
Case size: 38.54 mm x 39.25 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: N/A
Dial: Silvered with white mother-of-pearl
Hands: Rose gold
Water resistance: 50 meters
Strap: Sea snake leather strap with 18-carat rose gold folding clasp
Crystal: Sapphire, double antireflective
Case back: Sapphire