Monday, May 26, 2014

Vintage Chrono Bicompax Intrepido

This just in from Franc Villa -

Courtesy of Franc Villa

FRANC VILA launches a new edition of its original calibre FVi17 Chrono Bicompax Intrepido, a new addition to its Intrepido* line of exclusive timepieces, with a classically VINTAGE feel to it. Utilizing a brushed case and colors of the deep blue Mediterranean Sea, the new timepiece also respects the original philosophy of creating extremely resistant watches for modern active lifestyles. 
The Vintage Collection features an automatic mechanical movement boasts chronograph Bicompax functions and a prominent date indication. As with all FRANC VILA timepieces, the architectural design and construction of the watch reflects embodies the synergy between watchmaking expertise and contemporary design.

*The FVi17 Chrono Bicompax Intrepido inherits the second evolution of the unique FRANC VILA watchcase introduced in 2011.

Bezel in DieHard Extreme Steel.  Caseband in titanium.  Special “Intrepido” shape with elliptic and circular bezel and protective inserts.  Chronograph start/stop pusher at 2’.   Chronograph reset pusher at 4’.  Crystal and caseback both in sapphire with double sided anti-glare treatment.  Water resistant to 100 meters.

High Grade Mechanical Self-Winding hand finished complicated movement Caliber FV17. FRANC VILA Exclusive “Gold Concept Rotor”.  Power reserve of 42 hours.

Hours, minutes and seconds.  Chronograph and date.

Applied industrial-cut & polished markers reinforced with Superluminova are displayed all around a deep Royal Blue dial.  The marker indicating the date is treated with red Superluminova to enhance legibility.

Chronograph seconds indication displayed by central hand. Seconds indication subsidiary dial at 3’.  Date indication in window at 6’.  Chronograph subsidiary dial at 9’ (minutes).

Blue crocodile leather sport strap with red stitching and folding clasp.

Limited edition of 88 pieces. 

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