Baselworld 2013 preview…
This year Geneva-based independent watchmaker Franc Vila adds a new model to his Intrepido collection. First launched in 2011, the Intrepido is the one of two official collection’s offered by Vila. This particular piece features a hand-wound tourbillon movement with Lightnium bridges (aluminum/lithium alloy) and silicon escape-wheel and lever. The elliptical case and bezel are done in a combination of pink gold and DLC-coated titanium. The dial is openworked with nice symmetry.
Of course watches like this will not appeal to everyone, not that it really matters — always a brand of ultra-exclusivity, this new Intrepido Tourbillon from Franc Vila will be limited to just 8 pieces.
If you want more background on Vila check out his (not-so-user friendly) website at http://www.francvila.com/
Or get lots more info in my past articles on Franc Vila watches here>>> (and a hands-on Franc Vila review I did in 2011, here>>>)