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By Zahra Al-Kateb | January 7 2016
The new concept car Σtos by Rinspeed serves as an exclusive watch winder for Carl F. Bucherer’s global novelty of 2016 – the brand new Patravi TravelTec, with a diamond-like-carbon coating in a matte black hue.
The Patravi TravelTec in Black will be prominently presented in the dashboard, when Rinspeed reveals their newest concept car at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The indestructible DLC coating makes the GMT chronograph an imposing statement on the wrist.
A shared philosophy binds Carl F. Bucherer and Rinspeed: the everlasting quest for technological innovation, progressive ideas, and materials. “We’ve been successfully cooperating with Rinspeed for many years. The realization of a shared vision relating to aesthetics and technology is crucial to both of us”, expresses Sascha Moeri, CEO of Carl F. Bucherer. “Together we create movements in time.”
A Smart Caliber At The Core
The new Patravi TravelTec in Black is the ideal timepiece for frequent travelers. The simultaneous display of three time zones in combination with a chronograph is unparalleled. The clearly arranged dial allows for registering the different timezones at a glance. In addition, the patented monopusher makes it possible to swiftly switch between Eastern and Western travel direction. However, at the heart of the matter, the chronometer-certified, in-house caliber CFB 1901.1 beats away.
A Tough Yet Velvety Black Shell
The DLC coating of the new black Patravi TravelTec that is applied in a complex, multi-stage process embraces the resilience and lightness of carbon. The wafer-thin, crystalline carbon structure ensures an especially high scratch resistance and shock absorption. Optically, the timepiece convinces with the deep, matte black color that is created by the used percentage of carbon. The design is completed by a black dial on top of which instruments such as the light colored totalizator, indices and scales create a neat look.
An Exclusive Watchwinder
In the concept car, the Patravi TravelTec is placed in a special display case that swings from right to left in regular intervals, winding the automatic caliber. Σtos itself, however, is the great watch winder. When the car is in motion, the energy of the movement also powers the new black Patravi TravelTec. In case of an incoming call, the camera, built sideways into the special display case, swivels to the speaker. The times of the Patravi TravelTec are then displayed digitally in both driver displays, fromEast to the West.
A watch in satiny matte black for an unforgettable performance: the new black model of the Patravi TravelTec does not merely dazzle, but truly impresses.