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Dec 21

Franc Vila 15 Column Regulator Automatic

        A prestigious brand, Franc Vila is an innovative watch manufacturer that earned a well established reputation of implementing ground-braking technologies and for designing contemporary, creative wristwatches defined by sublime functionality and high-end detail touches. Franc Vila is watchmaker that merges the vanguard, fashionable design, with the beauty, refinement and luxury characteristic to a fine watch-making powerhouse.

        Every time around, the skilled watchmaker completely reinvented the forms and brought a very personal approach all parts of the watch- to the case and the bezel, to mechanical complications, to the dial, strap and up to the screws, all elements receive the unmistakable touché of genuine horological art.

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        A remarkable addition to Franc Vila’s watch collection, the new, FVa 15 Column Regulator Automatic watch, astounds through the very modern approach to a classical complication, the hour regulator display. The timepiece features a sophisticated dial that majestically combines sapphire crystal, brushed metal and meteorite, a material used for the first time by the watch-making powerhouse.

        The model features the brand’s Esprit Unique double ellipse signature case, which measures 51mm x 42mm and was sculpted in DieHard Extreme Steel. Defined by generous dimensions, it unfurls a sophisticated combination of brushed and polished surfaces furthermore combined with the bezel’s twin screws it emphasizes the aesthetical value of the watch’s original shape, and at the same time, provides an astounding 100 meters water-tightness.

        The new FVa 15 Column Regulator Automatic watch surprises through the presence of the traditional Regulator hour display complication, defined by horological excellence in terms of precision and time-legibility. Franc Vila brings a revolutionary interpretation to the classic time displays, positioning the minutes in the dial’s center, the hours in a counter located at 12 o’clock position, meanwhile, the small seconds are displayed in a sub-dial located at 6 o’clock. A small aperture in the dial’s meteorite section hosts the date display, and the sapphire panes that vertically transverse the dial allow an inquiring eye to peek at the delicate dance of the mechanism.

        At the heart of this powerful timepiece, beats the Franc Vila Caliber FV15, a high-end movement adorned with perlage and central Gold Concept that can be admired through the transparent case-back, moreover the high-frequency engine provides a 42 hours power reserve.

        The timepiece was manufactured in a limited edition of only 88 timepieces and comes coupled with two straps, either a comfortable textured rubber strap or a stylish crocodile leather strap, all for a price ranging from $30,000.00 up to $40,000.00


 
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