Independent watchmaker, FRANC VILA, has introduced a new addition to the Intrepido Collection, the ultra-limited edition FVi Nº 8 Tourbillon Intrepido SuperLigero Skeleton, launched during Baselworld 2013. Featuring a skeletonized hand wound tourbillon and 100 hours power reserve, the timepiece is set into a grade 5 titanium case coated with black DLC, with an 18kt red gold bezel. Housed in the second evolution of the highly recognizable FRANC VILA case design, the architectural design and construction of the watch reﬂects embodies the synergy between watchmaking expertise and contemporary design.
Visible through the sapphire crystal, the skeletonized dial allows the wearer to see the harmony of the movement and its impeccably balanced proportions. As part of the Intrepido Collection, the timepiece exhibits the same uncompromising aspects as its predecessors, with bridges made in a new generation of Lightnium — an aluminum-lithium alloy which is half the density of the titanium and double the rigidity.
This allows for structural weight reduction of the movement while being rigid enough to stand up the stresses of the barrel, the gears and the tourbillon. The frequency of the regulating organ is 21600 vph and is equipped with silicon escape wheel and lever. The dial is highlighted with red detailing on the hands, a bold contrast to the rich gold of the bezel and crown protector, as well as black DLC and strap.
The introduction of the FVi Nº 8 is the result of a long process of research and innovation during 5 years of work in concept timepieces, blending extreme technical prowess and performance, to ultimately produce a technically advanced, high-performance sports watch.
Franc Vila’s passion for the development of different masterpieces with the characteristic of being very light, while extremely robust, in order to provide to the Haute Horlogerie lovers a collection of contemporary and complicated watches able to withstand exigent sport activities, allows this timepiece to proudly be added to the SuperLigero concept that was introduced in 2008.
Bezel and inserts in red gold or in Black Die Hard Extreme Steel
Carrure in DLC Titanium
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
FV Nº 8 calibre. 17 jewels. 178 components. 21600
vph. 4.5 days of power reserve. Bridges manufactured in 5N or black colored Lightnium. Lever escapement and escape wheel in silicon. Flat balance spring. Fine regulation of balance through
Crystal embedded with numbers and FV logo.
Black rubber sport strap with deployment buckle.
Ultra-limited edition 8 pieces