Special Unique Piece for Only Watch
Geneva, 2009, 17th June – FRANC VILA presented today its unique piece for Only Watch: a very special timepiece which is the first fully black FRANC VILA watch in the “Cobra” collection.
The FRANC VILA “Cobra” collection introduced the first evolution of the characteristic “esprit unique” watchcase. The new case is dedicated to aficionados of extreme sports. Built to withstand 300 meters deep, the “Cobra” timepieces are specially conceived for hard and intense water activities. The carbon fiber inserts ensure the protection of the watch for the most exigent sports.
FV EVOS 8Ch COBRA is both extremely sporty and impeccably elegant in the everyday life. Its automatic mechanical movement boasts chronograph functions and a “big date” with a double-window calendar clearly displaying the date, a useful indication, easily readable, that people like to use.
For Only Watch Vila wanted to go one stage further and taking the basis of his Cobra design he based his model on the colors black and red, which are the colors of Only Watch Logo. He wanted to get a real black watch with a touch of red which confered an elegant style within a sportly design case. The red color is used for numbers and hands with of course the special double-side leather bracelet red with black stiches.
Bezel and carrure in Black DieHard Extreme Steel. Special “Esprit Unique” shape with elliptic and circular bezel. Chronographe start/stop pusher at 2’. Chronograph reset pusher at 4’. Crystal and caseback both in sapphire with double sided anti-glare treatment. Water resistant to 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. Chronograph. Big date.
Carbon fiber and guilloché. “Big date” indication in central windows. Chronograph subsidiary dials at 6’ (minutes) and at 9’ (hours). Chronograph seconds indication displayed by central hand. Seconds indication at 3’.
Black Rubber Strap with Black DieHard Extreme Steel. Double side crocodile leather strap with red stitching also included.
Special piece unique for Only Watch.
FRANC VILA SUPPORT ONLY WATCH 09
Franc Vila supports the research into Muscular Dystrophy by creating a special time piece for ONLY WATCH 09.
Under the high patronage of HSH Prince Albert II, Franc Vila is one of 34 of the most prestigious high watchmaking brands which has donated unique timepieces to the Association Monégasque contre le Myopathie, to be sold at auction by Patrizzi & Co, in Monaco, on September 24, 2009. All the proceeds of the sale will go to support research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Franc Vila’s participation in Only Watch 09 is simply due to the fact that he loves children. The future according to Franc belongs to our children and « we therefore have to do our best to help them. Since Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy affects only boys, as a father of two boys, I am deeply concerned about this disease, I could easily have been a victim of this disease as could one of my sons. So participation is the least I can do to help the research. »
For Only Watch, Franc Vila wanted to go one step further. Based on his Cobra design, he used the colors black and red, which are the colors of the Only Watch Logo. He wanted to get a really black watch with a touch of red which conferred an elegant style within a sporty design case. The red color is used for numbers and hands with of course the special double-sided black crocodile leather strap with red stitching.
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