Carl F. Bucherer Patravi ScubaTec Black Manta Special Edition is a luxury dive watch defined by a charmingly long name, a genuinely good cause and a distinctive design specific to the Lucerne-based brand.
As the latest stage in Carl F. Bucherer's long-standing partnership with the Manta Trust charitable organisation, the owners of the ScubaTec Black Manta watch will not only own a piece of high-end watchmaking, but also a symbol of sustainability and proof of an active contribution to ocean conservation.
A company with deep-rooted efforts towards eco-friendly operations, Carl F. Bucherer has used a novel, Italian-made fabric in the construction of the natural rubber strap on the ScubaTec Black Manta. Plastic bottles recovered from the Mediterranean Sea are given a new lease of life in the complex, yet comfortable construction of this strap.
For over seven years, Carl F. Bucherer has been working with UK-based Manta Trust to help conserve the oceans and the habitats of manta rays. Guy Stevens, CEO of the Manta Trust, explains the specific effects of this contribution: “Thanks to the kind support of Carl F. Bucherer, the Manta Trust will be able to launch an exciting, explorative research project to gain new insight into the movement patterns and behavior of manta rays in the Yucatán Peninsula.”
The Patravi ScubaTec Black Manta Special Edition: a beautifully crafted Swiss watch to support an active lifestyle — and a great cause.
Words: David B.
Photos: Carl F. Bucherer