Baselworld 2010: Franc Vila EVOS Cobra Watches
by Kyle Stults on March 22, 2010

New colors in the brand’s Cobra collection…

Exclusive Spanish watchmaker Franc Vila is always worth keeping an eye on (see my prior writeups on his watches here and here).  His watches are unmistakable due to their very unique design and shape.  I think the Cobra collection was first unveiled last year, and this year we see some exciting new colors in this particular model, the Big Date Automatic.  Yellow is my favorite, but there is also blue and red-accents this year, and I thought they would be worth sharing here.

Cobra “Yellow”

The case on these watches is a combination of what Vila calls “DieHard Extreme Steel” and carbon-fiber, with titanium accents.  Water resistant 300 meters. Movement is an automatic mechanical hand finished Caliber FV8Ch with Franc Vila’s unique “Gold Concept Rotor”.   Dial is also a combination of carbon fiber and guilloché (decorated) metal, with chronograph and “Big date” indicators.  Comes on a black rubber strap with steel deployant buckle and as a nice bonus a crocodile leather strap with matching stitchings is also included.  Price will be about $20,000.  All are limited to just 88 pieces.

Cobra “Blue Bandido” (exclusive to the U.S.)

Cobra “Red Bandido”