This is a visually striking piece. It's an interplay of circles and curved lines. The design is both sporty as well as visually satisfying the stimulating. The dial is amazing and it has a 3-dimensional "floating" look, with partially skeletonized subdials. Through the exposed subdials you can see the "perlage" circular decorative patterns on the main-plate. Amazing workmanship!
From Franc Vila website: "Franc Vila developed his finely hand-crafted complicated wristwatches and fundamentally reinvented forms, building into the future by respecting the past, creating watches that are contemporary while retaining their classical spirit. They have an individual and exceptional global approach where all the elements case, dial, strap, mechanism, rotors, screws, crown and hands form a unique whole in which modernity, beauty, quality, precision and exclusivity play a balanced role. Franc Vila timepieces are a form of art and he who wears them has time for leisure pursuits, appreciates life's special moments and needs different and special products, not mass produced watches, but pieces that provide a unique experience to each individual. Owning an exceptional unique watch is a rare privilege and to wear it an exclusive art. It is Franc Vila's commitment to present new classics through the understanding of the contemporary world."
The unique-shaped case is a beautiful interplay of brushed and high polished hand-finishing. The quality is superb. The dial is made with a solid piece of precious carbon fiber, a hard to find material normally reserved for very special pieces and is extremely difficult to cut into the desired shapes
Amazing workmanship on case works. From the above links, and from a quick Internet search, you can see that Franc Vila's focus is on super high-end complications that retail for $150,000 to $250,000. It is one of the very few brands that devotes that same amount of attention and quality to the cases and movement finishing, regardless of whether it is a $250,000 watch or a $20,000 watch. Hence, this type of quality finishing makes this watch a fantastic value for connoisseurs.
It's a large watch, featuring 47mm in diameter, it's the ultimate luxury sport/casual piece, but can also make a strong statement in a business meeting. It featuresÂ sapphire display back to view the movement and the "Gold concept" solid rose gold automatic rotor that all automatic Franc Vila watches have.
Water resistance up to 100 meters.
Comes with original Franc Vila rubber strap and deployant buckle.
It is a world-wide limited edition of 88 pieces, due to the rarity of the piece, and to protect potential winners, I have blackened out the serial number in the photos.