Carl F. Bucherer has joined forces with Manta Trust, a UK-based charity with the mission of conserving the oceans and the habitat of the rare manta rays. Manta Trust is active in over 20 countries, tirelessly leading research projects and awareness campaigns on behalf of this endangered species. The Patravi ScubaTec Black Manta Special Edition is Carl F. Bucherer’s second special- edition timepiece dedicated to this cause. Guy Stevens, CEO of Manta Trust, remarks: “Thanks to the kind support of Carl F. Bucherer, this year 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. Increasing our understanding of this little-studied species will enable us to introduce more effective regional protection.”
No matter how its functionalities are used, the Patravi ScubaTec Black Manta Special Edition remains a symbol of conservation and values that endure over generations. Developed especially for Carl F. Bucherer, its innovative textile strap is mostly composed of recycled PET bottles and features bronze-colored contrast stitching. The DLC-coated case back shows a detailed engraving of the creature that inspired the timepiece: the black manta ray.