VALBRAY Oculus V.01 Chrono Collection

In 2010, Valbray presented its debut V1 collection of interactive high-end watches integrating a complex circular shutter system under a rotating bezel.

Thanks to the innovative diaphragm system, the Oculus V.01 Chrono collection offers essentially two watches in one, through a double display. By a simple rotation of the bezel at 90o, the timepiece changes from a classic and sophisticated “TWO-HANDS” to a sportive and contemporary CHRONOGRAPH.

In line with its interactive and avant-garde timepieces, Valbray could not fail to produce one with a less than intriguing and refined design.  Its ovoid case is easily identifiable by the pulled lines and the shining chamfers. The sculpted edges give it an energetic aspect, as it masterfully nests the chronograph pushers and the crown and completely integrates the watch strap.

Oculus V01 Chrono Titanium Full Black

Its dial, hand-assembled and meticulously finished, exhibits a multilayered construction and is decorated with the impertinent display of half-hours at 7.5 and 10.5, for the first time on a watch. The V on the dial “cuts” the wheel of seconds, reinforcing the dynamism of the design and underlining the timelessness of the brand. The hands are constructed from one block and open-worked, then facetted and satin-finished for a unique result. On the titanium models, the dial is enhanced with a honeycomb grid giving it a more sportive and racing appearance.

Oculus V.01 Chrono – Hypnosis Bleu

The back of the watch unveils the beautifully finished automatic Swiss mechanism with the redesigned rotor through the transparent sapphire glass, playing on the element of “hiding and revealing”, identifiable throughout the collection. The V.01 ideally conveys the astonishment triggered by fascinating opposites: energy and sensuality, rigor and audacity, functionality and aesthetics. At the juncture of the open and the close, the traditional and the contemporary the result is equilibrium, richness of content and perfection.

Oculus V.01 Chrono – The Devil Inside

The Oculus V.01 Chrono Collection offers 12 models, each edited in limited and numbered pieces.

1) Oculus V.01 Chrono – Red Gold
Ref: VR01A
Size: 46mm bezel diameter
Materials: 18kt Red Gold – stainless Steel 316 L – PVD coating
Strap: Black alligator – Deployant buckle
Limited to 250 numbered pieces

2) Oculus V.01 Chrono – Race PVD
Ref: VR01B
Size: 46mm bezel diameter
Materials: Stainless Steel 316 L – PVD coating
Strap: Black alligator – Deployant buckle
Limited to 500 numbered pieces

3) Oculus V.01 Chrono – Achromatic Black
Ref: VR01C
Size: 46mm bezel diameter
Materials: Stainless Steel 316 L
Strap: Black alligator – Deployant buckle
Limited to 500 numbered pieces

4) Oculus V.01 Chrono – Achromatic Grey
Ref: VR01D
Size: 46mm bezel diameter
Materials: Stainless Steel 316 L
Strap: Black alligator – Deployant buckle
Limited to 500 numbered pieces

5) Oculus V.01 Chrono – Titanium Red Gold
Ref: VR01E
Size: 46mm bezel diameter
Materials: Titanium grade 5, 18kt red Gold
Strap: Black alligator – Deployant buckle
Limited to 250 numbered pieces

6) Oculus V.01 Chrono – Titanium Full Black
Ref: VR01F
Size: 46mm bezel diameter
Materials: Titanium grade 5, DLC coating
Strap: Black alligator – Deployant buckle
Limited to 250 numbered pieces

7) Oculus V.01 Chrono – Devil
Ref: VR01G
Size: 46mm bezel diameter
Materials: Titanium grade 5, DLC coating
Strap: Black alligator – Deployant buckle
Limited to 25 numbered pieces

8) Oculus V.01 Chrono- Angel
Ref: VR01H
Size: 46mm bezel diameter
Materials: Titanium grade 5, 1,5 ct of diamonds
Strap: Black alligator – Deployant buckle
Limited to 25 numbered pieces

9) Oculus V.01 Chrono – Hypnosis Bleu
Ref: VR01K
Size: 46mm bezel diameter
Materials: Titanium grade 5, DLC coating
Dial: on a superluminova base
Strap: Black alligator – Deployant buckle
Limited to 100 numbered pieces

10) Oculus V.01 Chrono – Argentique
Ref: VR01I
Size: 46mm bezel diameter
Materials: Titanium grade 5, DLC coating
Strap: Black alligator – Deployant buckle
Limited to 100 numbered pieces

11) Oculus V.01 Chrono – The Devil Inside
Ref: VR01L
Size: 46mm bezel diameter
Materials: Titanium grade 5, DLC coating
Dial: Multilayered with 3D
Strap: Black alligator – Deployant buckle
Limited to 100 numbered pieces

12) Oculus V.01 Chrono – Hypnosis Orange
Ref: VR01M
Size: 46mm bezel diameter
Materials: Titanium grade 5, DLC coating
Dial: on a superluminova base
Strap: Black alligator – Deployant buckle
Limited to 100 numbered pieces

Technical details
Water resistance: 5 ATM; (3ATM for the A,B,C,D references)
Patent: Circular opening diaphragm, composed of 16 extra thin blades, activated manually by a 90° rotation of the bezel
Functions: Double display: chronograph / hours, minutes
Diaphragm: 16 extra thin blades with a black multilayer treatment
Dial: Multilayered

Movement
Reference: V.CA1
Mechanical and automatic Swiss chronograph
Hand decoration and finishing
Redesigned tri-material rotor winding with open worked harms
Frequency: 28’800 alt/h (4Hz)
25 functional jewels
44 hours of power reserve

Sapphire Crystal
Bezel: double side hard antireflective coating
Back: double side hard antireflective coating

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