FRANC VILA FVa15 Column Regulator Automatique with Meteorite and Sapphire Glass Dial
by Kyle Stults on July 24, 2009
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Limited edition of 88 pieces with Meteorite Dial

Here is a new watch from ultra-exclusive Spanish watchmaker Franc Vila – the “FVa15 Column Regulator Automatique”.   I tend to find Franc Vila’s watches as interesting as his watch names.  As with many watchmakers who defy the conventional, Franc Vila’s watches do not win the hearts of every watch enthusiast.  But there is no denying the uniqueness of this watch and its reflection of the Franc Vila style, right down to his  signature “espirit unique” shaped watch case.  Also neat about this watch is the use of meteorite and sapphire glass in the dial – perhaps a reflection of Mr Vila’s education in chemistry and thus a unique perspective and understanding of materials such as these.

franc vila FVa15_Ti

The timekeeper is equipped with the FRANC VILA FV15 automatic calibre, which features regulator function indicating hours, minutes and seconds, and the additional indication of date in a window in the dial.

Case:  Bezel in DieHard Extreme Steel. Carrure in titanium. Special “Esprit Unique” shape with elliptic and circular bezel. Crystal and caseback both in sapphire with double sided anti-glare treatment. Water resistant to 100 meters.

Movement:  High Grade Mechanical Self-Winding hand finished complicated movement Caliber FV15. FRANC VILA Exclusive “Gold Concept Rotor”. Power reserve of 42 hours.

Dial: Meteorite, brushed metal, and sapphire glass. Date indication at 3′.

Straps:  Rubber sport straps with DieHard Extreme Steel deployant buckle. Crocodile leather straps also included.

source: Franc Vila.