The Carl F. Bucherer Patravi EvoTec PowerReserve

Carl F. Bucherer present the Patravi EvoTec PowerReserve.  The Lucerne-based brand unveiled their innovative automatic Calibre CFB A1000 at Baselworld 2008 and this acclaimed movement forms the basis of the latest release.  

The movement is the product of Carl F. Bucherer Technologies SA (CFBT) whose workshop in Sainte-Croix consists of a small but clearly highly skilled team, and the Calibre CFB A1000 will, we feel, form the basis of many more new releases such are its development possibilities.


The CFB A1000 has as (one of …) its most interesting features a bi-directional oscillating weight which is peripherally mounted enabling an unobstructed view of the movement, compared to the usual centrally mounted rotor.  To prevent the rotor being displaced a patented shock absorbing system  was developed using carbon coated rollers filled with ultra durable ball bearings and mountings which are sprung mounted onto rocking bars.



The EvoTec PowerReserve, the latest piece in the Patravi collection is powered by an updated version of this movement - the CFB A1002 which features the addition of a power reserve indicator displayed at the 3 o’clock position using a retro style curved aperture which reads High to Low.


Cushion shaped cases often add an impression of size to a piece and this one, available in stainless steel or rose gold is already a generous 43.75 x 44.5mm. Subsidiary seconds are displayed at the 6 o’clock in a harmonious little cushion shaped dial, large date aperture is at the upper left of the dial with day of the week at the 9 o'clock position.