Carl F. Bucherer is thrilled to welcome Swiss hurdler Jason Joseph to its family of talented ambassadors. Jason is one of his sport’s most promising young competitors and a growing number of fans around the world are following his progress every step of the way. This partnership brilliantly reflects Carl F. Bucherer’s Sports and Adventure brand world. One thing is clear: his best is yet to come.
Carl F. Bucherer and Jason Joseph are kindred spirits, united in their shared Swissness and their understanding of precision timekeeping. Family is important to Jason and, of course, Carl F. Bucherer is a family-owned and led company, just as it has been since it was founded in 1888. Jason himself says that he greatly benefits from his unique background, which is a combination of Swiss discipline and what he describes as the laid-back patience of the Caribbean.
Carl F. Bucherer, the Lucerne-based prestige watch manufacturer, was founded in 1888 by its namesake. More than 130 years later, it is one of the few Swiss brands that continues to be owned and led by the founding family. It has established a global reputation for its outstanding luxury watches and for its leadership in the use of peripheral technologies in watchmaking. Carl F. Bucherer is proud to work with an impressive family of ambassadors, including Jason Joseph, who share the brand’s values and its passion for performance.
Jason Joseph: a passion for overcoming hurdles
The 22-year-old has already made quite an impression on European tracks – he won the 110m hurdles event at the European Under-20 Championships in 2017 and in 2019, won in the same discipline at the European Under-23 Championships. At home in Switzerland, he has also claimed victory in the National Championships in 2019 and 2020. Jason looks forward to defending the title later this year. Jason has also left his competitors behind at the National Indoor Championship 60m Hurdles every year since 2017.
Carl F. Bucherer and Jason Joseph: natural partners
Jason looks forward to his partnership with Carl F. Bucherer, pointing out that time is what defines success in his sport and suggesting that he is probably as obsessed by it as the brand’s Swiss watchmakers. He says, “When I met the people from Carl F. Bucherer, I realized that they are as disciplined as I am. They’re always pushing themselves to do more, which I identify with. I always point out that I’ll try to be better today than I was yesterday and they get that. We also have other things in common. They’re a family company and family is important to me – in fact, my parents are part of my support team. I’m really happy that Carl F. Bucherer is also on my team.”
A brand committed to nurturing young sporting talents Carl F. Bucherer’s CMO Uwe Liebminger is excited about the qualities the young hurdler brings to the brand, saying, “Obviously, Jason is an incredible talent but there’s so much more to him than that. He’s cool and relaxed and has a cheeky sense of humour. He has the potential to be one of the best hurdlers of his generation but he’s also a great guy!”
Jason Joseph’s second family Jason Joseph joins a family of Carl F. Bucherer’s sporting ambassadors, which includes alpine ski superstar Wendy Holdener and the all men and women Swiss National Football Teams. They brilliantly represent the brand’s Sport and Adventure brand world and highlight the accomplishments of some of Switzerland’s – and the world’s – greatest competitors.
We can notice on the Jason’s wrist the colourful Patravi TravelTec Color Edition Four Seasons.
Carl F. Bucherer Patravi TravelTec Color Edition Four Seasons
Cosmopolitans around the world know: not every voyage requires travelling. The journey through the seasons needs no aeroplane and no passport either. And it has just become brighter and more colourful than ever: The Patravi TravelTec Color Edition Four Seasons by Carl F. Bucherer celebrates the beauty of “Spring”, “Summer”, “Autumn”, and “Winter” while putting the world with three different time zones on every cosmopolitan wrist. The ingenious COSC-certified chronograph, first introduced in 2006, has now been enhanced with four intense new colours – all as bold and stylish as the worldly men and women who love to stay globally connected on their journey through the year.
The Time of the Season
Every season has its own special beauty. With four vivid new variants in its technically ingenious Patravi TravelTec collection, Carl F. Bucherer pays tribute to the beauty of all of the four seasons with new models that capture their unique hues and colours. With the “Spring” (green), “Summer” (yellow), “Autumn” (orange), and “Winter” (blue) variants, the Lucerne-based manufacturer offers modern cosmopolitans perfect companions for a stylish journey through the year. “After the past couple of challenging months, we felt it was time to bring some bright colors onto the wrists of watch aficionados around the world. The TravelTec collection celebrates above all the strong connection between people across time zones and borders; something that has never been more important than now. The four seasons, on the other hand, represent the imperative nature of change; something that Carl F. Bucherer has always embraced, even in this very demanding year with all its obstacles. All of that comes together in the Patravi TravelTec Color Edition Four Seasons, which we are introducing during our exclusive brand and product experience in Geneva from August 26 to 29 this year,” says Sascha Moeri, CEO Carl F. Bucherer.
A distinctive and ultra-robust stainless-steel case of 46.6 mm frames the colourful and bright dial, which features two chronograph counters, a small-seconds subdial, a date display, and central hour and minute hands. A visual delight is provided by the date indication under an effective loupe – the figures are milled out of the date ring and remain invisible until they appear over a white background in the date window. The four new models come on radiant rubber straps that match the unique colours of the dials.
For those who want to stay globally connected and keep up with life and work across borders while moving through the seasons, the Patravi TravelTec offers the chance to keep track of not just two, but three different time zones at a glance: an outstanding technical achievement that the construction engineers at Carl F. Bucherer realized by integrating part of the time zone mechanism into the case of the watch. This was a true innovation in the industry when it was first introduced in 2006, and it has since been patented.
This sophisticated mechanism required for selecting the corresponding time zone can be geared in two directions – east and west, or with and against time – via a single monopusher. This fascinating process can even be observed through a window that has been cut into the side of the case. Those who enter another time zone and thus need to adjust their local time can do so very conveniently by moving the wedge-shaped hour hand forward or backward an hour at a time. Anyone who needs to communicate frequently with other time zones will appreciate the combination of the patented Patravi TravelTec time zone mechanism and the 24-hour indication for the second and third time zones, which enable the wearer to quickly and easily discern between day and night time.
These colourful and most recent additions to the TravelTec collection by Carl F. Bucherer represent the manufacturer’s quest to offer innovative and complex technology combined with ultimate functionality and usability. The Patravi TravelTec Color Edition Four Seasons models thus represent true “Made of Lucerne watchmaking” while celebrating the desire to explore and discover that has driven the company always since its foundation by Carl-Friedrich Bucherer in 1888. Back then, he not only laid the foundation for the brand, but also for the cosmopolitan, international corporate culture that Carl F. Bucherer actively adheres to today. His sons, Carl Eduard and Ernst, travelled the world, studied abroad, opened the first branch in Berlin in 1913, and expanded to South America just a few years later, and yet always remained loyal to their home in Lucerne.
Precise on Every Journey
The Patravi TravelTec is powered by the masterfully crafted CFB 1901 automatic movement, which combines a very useful chronograph function with an ingenious time zone mechanism capable of displaying the time in three different time zones at once. The power reserve won’t keep it running for an entire season, but certainly for 42 long hours. Meanwhile, cosmopolitans will not have to worry about the accuracy and precision of their bright companion, as every TravelTec model is certified as a chronometer by the renowned Swiss COSC Institute.
Carl F. Bucherer Patravi TravelTec Color Edition Four Seasons Technical Specifications and Price
- 00.10620.08.93.01 Stainless steel, yellow dial, rubber
- 00.10620.08.93.03 Stainless steel, orange dial, rubber
- 00.10620.08.93.02 Stainless steel, green dial, rubber
- 00.10620.08.53.02 Stainless steel, blue dial, rubber
- three time zones,
- hour, minute, small seconds
- Automatic CFB 1901.1 calibre,
- COSC-certified chronometer,
- diameter 28.6 mm,
- height 7.3 mm,
- 39 jewels,
- power reserve 42 hours
- Stainless steel,
- sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides,
- screw-down crown,
- water-resistant to 50 m (5 atm),
- diameter 46.6 mm, height 15.5 mm
- Green (“Spring”),
- yellow (“Summer”),
- orange (“Autumn”),
- blue (“Winter”)
*Recommended retail price