FRANC VILA Intrepido Collection – FVi Nº 7 Tourbillon Intrepido and FVi9 Chrono Intrepido

FRANC VILA unveiled in Baselworld 2011 a brand new collection named “Intrepido” which introduces the second evolution of its very characteristic watchcase design. The new collection is composed by a tourbillon and a chronograph with complete calendar and their main feature is that they are built in new nano-technological materials.

The Geneva brand started its research in nanotechnology with the introduction of the FV Nº Cuatro Chronograph Tourbillon SuperLigero Concept and has been working for more than two years in the search and development of two new materials based on the ones used in the aerospace industry, concept car manufacturing and Formula 1.

FVi9 Chrono Intrepido – Chronograph with complete calendar

One of them is NanoTube Titanium (NTT), a very special titanium internally structured in
nanotubes which is 35% less dense that the regular titanium. The other material is a new high-end performance composite developed by FRANC VILA which is made of carbon-graphene and a relevant percentage of NanoTube Titanium named Deep NanoTube Titanium Carbon-Graphene Composite.

FVi Nº 7 Tourbillon Intrepido

With a density almost four times less than steel, more than two times less than regular titanium, and about 70% less dense that NanoTube Titanium, the main characteristics of this material are: outstanding elastic module, ultimate thermal stability with amagnetic properties, and overall impressive resistance while being extremely light.

The “Intrepido” collection introduces the second evolution of the unique FRANC VILA watchcase, respecting the original philosophy of creating extremely resistant watches for modern active lifestyles. The “Intrepido” watchcase benefits of ultimate performance properties of the new nanotechnology materials, by providing even more resistance while being lighter and slimmer.

The new design improves the protection system of inserts in the carrure, as already adopted in the “Cobra” collection, by using mono-block technology. The new watchcase is produced in two versions, according to the two exclusive materials: The NanoTube Titanium and the Deep NanoTube Titanium Carbon-Graphene Composite. The NanoTube Titanium version benefits of the strong nanotube structure resulting more resistant, while the version in Deep NanoTube Titanium Carbon-Graphene Composite is also equipped with two additional innovative protection technologies. First, this advanced composite embeds a relevant percentage of NanoTube Titanium material, which provides internal diffused focal points for energy-absorption, preventing damages in case of shock, thanks to difference in density.

Furthermore, the three parts of the watchcase (front, carrure and back) are assembled with NanoTube Titanium screws, which travel through the case, from the back to the bezel, acting as energy absorption columns in case of shock, thanks again to the difference of density between the NanoTube Titanium and the Carbon-Graphene composite.

FVi Nº 7 Tourbillon Intrepido

The FVi Nº 7 Tourbillon Intrepido inherits the philosophy of the renowned FRANC VILA SuperLigero Concept of creating contemporary extremely light and ultra-resistant timekeepers thanks to the use of state of the art high-end performance materials in the movement. In the Tourbillon Intrepido, Franc Vila has pushed the boundaries a step beyond by bringing the new materials to the watchcase also, thus updating the SuperLigero Concept to what the brand calls SuperLigero2 Concept. In the FVi Nº 7 Tourbillon Intrepido both base plate and bridges of the movement and the watchcase, are built in Deep NanoTube Titanium Carbon-Graphene Composite.

The movement features a tourbillon with day & night three-dimensional indication and 96 hours of power reserve and inherits the innovations already featured in the previous tourbillons of the Brand, such as the “Inertial Moment Control” technology, improving tourbillon accuracy, as well as the fast rotation barrel, which allows a more rapid winding of the movement.

Technical details

Case
Whole watchcase in NanoTube Titanium (NTT) or in NanoTube Titanium Carbon-Graphene Composite
Special “Intrepido” shape with elliptic and circular bezel
Crystal and caseback both in sapphire with double sided anti-glare treatment
Water resistant to 100 meters

Movement
FV Nº 7 calibre. 24 rubies
96 hours power reserve
Tourbillon with inertial moment control mechanism and fast rotation barrel
Base plate and bridges manufactured in Deep NanoTube Titanium Carbon-Graphene Composite
Tourbillon diameter: 14,2 mm. Balancier diameter: 10 mm

Functions
Hours and minutes
3D day and night indication

Dial
Indications printed in the crystal
3D day and night indication at 9′

Straps
Black rubber sport straps and black crocodile leather straps with deployment buckle.
Ultra-limited edition 8 pieces

FVi9 Chrono Intrepido – Chronograph with complete calendar

The new FVi9 Chrono Intrepido inherits the avant-garde technical solutions from the ultimate state-of-the-art nanotechnology watchcase introduced in the Tourbillon Intrepido. This highly complicated movement is able to measure accurate time intervals, and provides also the simultaneous indication of the date, the day of the week, the month and the moon phases.

Technical details

Case
Whole watchcase in NanoTube Titanium (NTT) or in NanoTube Titanium Carbon-Graphene Composite
Special “Intrepido” shape with elliptic and circular bezel. Chronographe start/stop pusher at 2’
Chronograph reset pusher at 4’
Corrector buttons at 2‘(moonphase), at 4’ (day of the week), at 8‘ (date) and at 10’ (month)
Crystal and caseback both in sapphire with double sided anti-glare treatment
Water resistant 100 meters

Movement
High Grade Mechanical Self-Winding hand finished complicated movement Caliber FV9.
FRANC VILA Exclusive “Gold Concept Rotor”
Power reserve of 42 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes and seconds
Chronograph
Date, day of the week and month
Moon phases

Dial
Three layered dial combining brushed and soleil finishing
Chronograph subsidiary dials at 6’ (minutes) and at 9’ (hours)
Chronograph seconds indication displayed by central hand
Calendar indications in subsidiary dials at 12‘ (date), at 6’ (day of the week) and at 9‘ (month)
Seconds indication in subsidiary dial at 12’. Moon phases indication at 3’

Strap
Black rubber sport straps and black crocodile leather straps with deployment buckle

Edition
Limited edition of 88 pieces

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