Meccaniche Veloci presents a unique timepiece from the QuattroValvole collection, in partnership with Nardi, the prestigious Italian firm that makes traditionally-crafted steering wheels. The result is QuattroValvole Nardi Edition, a limited-edition collection of 50 timepieces.
The watchmaking brand has enriched its beautiful creations with a new story of Italian excellence in celebration of a highly traditional company, Nardi: a legendary brand that has worked with the greatest names in the automobile industry for over ninety years.
The new Meccaniche Veloci Limited Edition continues the tradition of a partnership that has in the past allowed the brand to tell stories of fascinating engines and explore a wide range of materials in an expression of creative freedom applied to high watchmaking.
With shared conceptual and stylistic intentions, the new timepieces represent the passion that the two brands share for the world of beautiful vehicles, as well as attention to detail. Drawing on their Italian roots, Meccaniche Veloci – Genève and Nardi Personal have a joint philosophy that sets them apart from their contemporaries: producing high-quality creations through the use of select materials, specific production processes and unique style and design.
The characteristic case of Meccaniche Veloci watches, inspired by the design of a piston, is made from titanium and decorated on the edge of the case middle with a narrow, hard wooden insert with beautiful veining and extraordinary resistance. Meccaniche Veloci celebrates wood, the star material of Nardi creations.
The watch dial presents an opaque surface with a delicate guilloché weave. As well as the high quality typical of traditional watchmaking, this finish also renders the dial more precious and clearly recalls the harmonious design of Nardi’s most exclusive pedigree steering wheels that are still hand-crafted to this day.
Four small dials edged in blue in tribute to Nardi’s colours stand out against the QuattroValvole’s dial. The two brands’ logos appear at the centre. All the hours and minutes hands are coated with SuperLuminova® and the seconds function is fulfilled by the small red hand at the bottom right of the dial, while the date may be read through a circular aperture within the dial above.
Featuring a 49 mm case with anti-reflective sapphire crystal, it is driven by the calibre MV8802 developed in-house by Meccaniche Veloci which allows two different time zones to be displayed simultaneously and independently, an expression of both the fleeting nature of time and space and their precise mastery. On the case, four crowns positioned adjacent to the four dials allow each individual time zone to be adjusted.
The strap of the QuattroValvole Nardi Edition model, directly attached to the case via a system that does not require lugs, is in black leather with green stitching and a steel MV folding clasp.
Model: QuattroValvole Nardi Limited edition, 50 pieces
Natural brushed / polished titanium with wood insert
Bezel: Polished titanium
Glass: Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Caseback: Natural brushed titanium with mineral glass
Water-resistance: 5 atm (50 mt)
Guilloché with Meccaniche Veloci and Nardi logos
Indexes: and Hands Super-LumiNova® C1BL X1
Calibre: MV 8802 Mechanical, unidirectional self-winding
Dimensions: 44.30 mm Ø Height: 7.60 mm
Rotor: MV cog, perlage finishing
Power reserve: Approximately 48 hours
Frequency: 28’800 oscillations / hour
Number of parts: 328
Number of jewels: 33
Incabloc shock protection system
Finishings: Perlage, sablage, rodiage, paint.
4 independent time zones, instantaneous date, stop-seconds
– Main dial: Hour, minute and date at 9 o’clock
– Ancillary dials: Hour, minute, and seconds (1) / hour and minute (2)
Black leather, light-blue stitchings
Clasp: Folding Clasp MV, stainless steel