Franc Vila FVi N°8 Tourbillon Intrepido SuperLigero Skeleton

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Franc Vila Fvi 8 Intrepido Tourbillon Superligero

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.

Franc Vila Fvi 8 Intrepido Tourbillon Superligero closeup

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

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>>>)