Italian company Palagano Leather debuts in watchmaking with tempus fugit, a 100% Made-in-Italy timepiece celebrating the launch of the fastest super yacht in the world: Bolide 80 by Victory Design.
Founded in 2015 by Lucio Palagano, Palagano manufactures exclusive leather objects combining style, extreme craftsmanship and technology. As a part of this 100% Made-in-Italy philosophy, the brand explores new technological avenues by entering the world of watchmaking with the innovative Tempus Fugit collection.
The inaugural series of Palagano Leather Tempus Fugit Watch will be an extremely limited edition to mark the launch of Bolide 80, the world’s fastest superyacht, conceived, designed and built entirely in Italy by Victory Design.
Meaning shooting star in Italian, Bolide 80 is the first Hyper Muscle Yacht, a new class of vessels born from the vision of Brunello Acampora, founder and driving spirit behind Victory Design, who has conceived a design for a boat that is similar to a high-performance hypercar.
With a heritage hailing from boat racing, the firm has designed and built a missile-like yacht over 24 metres long, completely in carbon fibre and boasting six thousand horsepower, allowing it to reach the record breaking 75-knot barrier and cruise at over fifty.
In line with the exteriors, the yacht interiors have been designed to bring out the best Italian craftsmanship, with exposed carbon fibre and expensive hand-stitched leather from the best artisan workshops.
The Palagano Leather Tempus Fugit Watch is in fact penned by Stefano Faggioni, the Bolide 80’s chief interior designer. The same skills that enabled him to blend tradition and future, to produce pieces of furniture which are unique and entirely tailor-made, are now found in this equally unique timepiece.
Manufactured by DueEmme Lab, the 5-grade titanium case of Tempus Fugit has been finished with a combination of circular and straight graining.
The dial boasts a hub-and-spoke pattern blending with the mechanism’s opening for a unique light effect showing also the balance-escapement group.
Finally, the logo of Bolide 80 is wisely engraved on the case side and the crown. Replicating the same philosophy of the vessel Tempus Fugit Bolide 80 edition will be available in 9+1 units.
Inside the watch beats an exclusive, elegant skeleton pattern mechanical movement made by the famed Italian manufacturer Oisa 1937.
The movement is Oisa 1937’s signature calibre 2950 and boasts 19 rubies, 60 hours of power reserve, manual winding and hour-minute-second indications. Measuring 29.50mm in diameter and 3.5mm in height it stands for its unmistakable 5-bridges design, Oisa’s sign of distinction.
Inspired by the dominant colours of the yacht interiors, the watch box comes in the same unusual cognac-coloured leather of the sofa, dining table and the two side wings of the ceiling.
Inside, it is covered in black leather, matching the matt-treated carbon fibre of the lower deck. The box is also the work of Marine Leather, the specialists responsible for upholstering Bolide 80.
In addition to the display at Marine Leather’s booth, Tempus Fugit will be also exhibited at Victory Design stand – Quai JarlainJ02 – next to the Bolide 80.