FRANC VILA introduces two new dial variations for 2013 as part of the “Cobra” collection.
Housed in the first evolution of his iconic “esprit unique” watch case, the timepieces are accented with electric blue or scarlet red luminescent material, highlighting the numbers, indexes, skeleton hands and logo. Furthermore, the dial center is now accented with carbon fiber.
The oval shape of the ‘Cobra’ case, with its elliptically-shaped dial that resembles the head of a cobra, is sculptured from titanium with a Die Hard Extreme Steel and carbon fiber bezel. The case is endowed with an elongated chronograph start/stop pusher, positioned at 2 o’clock and reset pusher located at 4 o’clock, surrounded by a carbon fiber crown protector. It’s impressive size, measuring 58 mm wide by 42mm tall; however, on the wrist it is elegant and flattering.
Built to stand depths of 300 meters, the “Cobra” collection of timepieces are strengthened by carbon fiber inserts to ensure the protection of the watch, and were specially conceived for extreme and intense water activities that can withstand even the most strenuous sports.
Polished carbon fiber also graces the bezel, and slopes inwards drawing your eye towards the dial. The automatic Caliber FV8Ch movement is embellished with hand finished decoration incorporating a custom automatic “Gold Concept” central rotor, exclusively created in the FRANC VILA workshop. Using gold for weight, the rotors resemble the shape of the watch case and dial. The chronograph movement also features a double-window calendar clearly displaying the date. The subdials are located at the 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions with the functions of the small seconds counter, 12 hour counter, and the 30 minute counter respectively. Both the dial and the case-back are protected by sapphire crystal, glare-proofed on both sides.
Bezel in DieHard Extreme Steel and carbon-fiber
Case in Titanium
Special “Esprit Unique” shape with elliptic and circular bezel
58 mm wide by 42mm tall
Thickness 18 mm
Chronograph start/stop pusher at 2’
Chronograph reset pusher at 4’
Crystal and case back both in sapphire with double sided anti-glare treatment
Water resistant 300 meters
High Grade Mechanical Self-Winding hand finished complicated movement Caliber FV8Ch
FRANC VILA Exclusive “Gold Concept Rotor”
Power reserve of 42 hours.
Hours, minutes and seconds
Center in carbon fiber
“Big date” indication in central window
Chronograph subsidiary dials at 6’ (minutes) and at 9’ (hours)
Chronograph seconds indication displayed by central hand
Seconds indication at 3’
Arabic numbers, indexes, hands and logo in red or blue luminescent material
Black Rubber Strap with DieHard Extreme Steel deployant buckle or crocodile leather strap with red or blue stitching
Limited edition of 88 pieces