Striking a good balance between function and friendly, this attractive new watch from Carl F. Bucherer
is the Patravi T-ChronoGrade, but I will just call it the "ChronoGrade." They get to call it that as the hour elapsation indicator for the chronograph is a retrograde indicator. Get it? The watch comes in a stainless steel tonneau shaped case that is 42mm wide by 46mm tall.
I like some of the small details the Carl F. Bucherer does nicely such as the fine beveling on the faceted hour markers and the polishing throughout the watch as a whole. The watch is available with either a silvered or black finished dial and a with a fine leather strap or metal bracelet. The black or brown leather straps are almost aviator in style being thickly padded with contrast stitching (I like the red underside as well).
The ChronoGrade watch contains the CFB 1902 automatic mechanical movement that powers the 6 hour flyback chronograph, annual calendar with big date and the month, the power reserve indicator, and of course the time. This watch is a good way to go if you like a functional watch with a high level of finishing in a classic looking tonneau shaped case. Price is about $13,000.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch review