Luxury Watchmaker’s New Maldives Inspired Watch Sales Help to Preserve Manta Rays
Horology meets environmental conservation as the Patravi ScubaTec Maldives dive watch applauds Carl F. Bucherer’s long-standing partnership with the Manta Trust. The newest member of the Patravi ScubaTec family, the Maldives watch, was created to raise awareness of the Manta Trust and its outstanding commitment to preserving endangered manta rays in the Indian Ocean nation.
The Patravi ScubaTec Maldives is the fourth watch Carl F. Bucherer has launched in partnership with the Manta Trust since 2017. A slice of sales proceeds from each watch is donated to the foundation, and a contribution from the Patravi ScubaTec Maldives in particular will fund the Manta Trust’s new floating research station project. It will allow the world’s leading manta experts to reach far-flung areas in the archipelago and observe and record in real time. The UK-based charity is admired around the world for its remarkable commitment to preserving endangered mantas and the ecosystems and habitat they need to survive.
The Patravi ScubaTec Maldives has a striking 44.6 mm stainless-steel case and an unidirectional rotating stainless-steel bezel with blue and white ceramic inlays. A bold 60-minute scale with luminous markings makes it easy to calculate elapsed time underwater – a real benefit for serious divers. The bright blue dial with lacquered wave decoration is as eye-catching on land as it is in the water.
With its screw-down crown, automatic helium valve, and exceptional water resistance (50 bar), it was designed for any underwater adventures that might come its way. Inside, the case beats an automatic caliber, a COSC-certified chronometer with a power reserve of 38 hours. The watch is presented on a unique blue strap made of natural rubber; its fabric insert is made of 100 per cent recycled bottles recovered from the Mediterranean Sea. Environmental conservation is a cause close to the heart of the Maldives, which will be the first nation to be affected by rising sea levels because of climate change due to its low-lying geography. So, this collaboration ticks to the beat of the nation as it helps to preserve its unique marine life.
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