FRANC VILA FVt Nº 1 Tourbillon Planètaire

Franc presented its first tourbillon timepiece for ladies at Baselworld 2012. The FVt Nº 1 is included in the brand’s Tribute collection, in which Mr. Vila faced the challenge of designing a feminine collection for sophisticated women with strong character. The heart of the timekeeper is the FV Nº 1 manufactured calibre, hand-made and hand decorated. Equipped with a flying tourbillon with 5 days power reserve, this movement made history adopting an aesthetic shape for the first time: the “esprit unique shape”.

This movement is equipped with advanced systems and technologies that turn this piece into a very contemporary tourbillon. The “Inertial Moment Control” technology allows a precise adjustment through inertial moment, and the “Wheels Differential System” is a radically new spherical differential system used to wind the power reserve, with wheel arms directly incorporating the planetary gears. This innovative system allows a fast planetary winding function reduces the time to wind this exclusive timepiece by two-thirds.

Technical details

Case
DLC DieHard Extreme Steel
2 rubies in frontal part of the bezel
Special “Esprit Unique” shape with elliptic and circular bezel
Crystal and caseback both in sapphire with double sided anti-glare treatment
Water resistant 100 meters

Movement
FV Nº 1 exclusive mechanical movement with manual winding, manufactured, assembled and hand decorated by FRANC VILA
Mechanism manufactured in the characteristic “esprit unique” shape
Movement finished and polished by hand
Frequency 21600 vph
24 rubies
120 hours power reserve
Suspended tourbillon without ball bearing, with “Wheels Differential” and “Inertial Moment Control” systems
“Balancier à Masselottes” in gold
Manufactured Lever Escapement and Escape wheel
Unique Barrel “Planétaire Sphérique”

Functions
Hours, minutes and power reserve indication

Dial
Black mother of pearl with “clous de Paris” and red numbers
Power reserve indication at 9′

Strap
Genuine Alligator hand stitched strap
DLC DieHard Extreme Steel pin buckle

Edition
Ultra-limited edition 8 pieces

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