For the elegant giants of the oceans.
Swiss watchmaker Carl F. Bucherer supports Manta Trust, a non-profit organization that conducts research to be used to protect the impressive manta ray. The Swiss company’s commitment to this animal is symbolized by an engraving of two manta rays on the back of the PATRAVI ScubaTec diver’s watch.
The PATRAVI ScubaTec appears as if it has emerged from the depths of the ocean. This timepiece is not just a reliable diving companion, its sporty elegance and distinctive power make it an unforgettable impression. The emblem featured on this diver’s watch by Carl F. Bucherer is the manta ray, a majestic creature exuding more dignified grandeur than any of the sea’s other inhabitants.
Protecting the fascinating underwater world
“The PATRAVI ScubaTec is made for explorers,” explains Sascha Moeri, CEO of Carl F. Bucherer. “Divers all around the globe explore the fascinating world below the sea’s surface.” Manta Trust’s objective is to preserve this habitat and protect the endangered manta ray. Through systematic observation and scientific analysis of this majestic sea creature, Manta Trust wants to raise awareness of the fragility of the underwater ecosystem. Carl F. Bucherer is supporting Manta Trust by becoming the patron of the two manta rays “ScubaTec” and “TravelTec,” which were tagged as part of a research project. By attaching satellite transmitters to the manta rays, the project intends to shed new insights into the life of these gentle giants. The carefully collected information will allow for the introduction of far-reaching measures of protection for these. Once the data has been gathered and analyzed, the journeys of “ScubaTec” and “TravelTec” across the Pacific’s expanses will be traced on Manta Trust's home page.
Pointing the way
Guy Stevens, CEO of Manta Trust and a passionate marine biologist, is delighted with the sponsorship’s success. “This commitment demonstrates how important it is to protect our planet and its inhabitants— across all borders.”
The elegant yet powerful animals have also found a place on the PATRAVI ScubaTec: two manta rays are engraved on the back of the diver’s watch, demonstrating Carl F. Bucherer’s commitment to protecting these creatures.
188 Unique timepieces dedicated to countless Manta Rays
Manta rays are one of the many sea creatures whose survival is being threatened by overfishing. The Manta Trust – a UK registered charity – is committed to protecting and ensuring the survival of these mysterious and charismatic animals in more than 20 different countries. Carl F. Bucherer has supported this charity for many years in order to help with the conservation of manta rays. In the summer of 2017, the Swiss watch manufacturer is launching a limited-edition timepiece dedicated to the charity for the first time. Part of the sales proceeds of these 188 watches will go to help finance an entirely new kind of research expedition.