Franc Villa creates innovative timepieces utilizing high-tech materials and forward-thinking technology. All of this comes together beautifully in this FVa35 SuperSonico 5 Minutes Repeater, Superligero Concept watch.
All timepieces in the SuperLigero Concept collection are built using Lightnium, an aluminium-lithium based alloy from the aeronautical engineering field. This alloy is incredibly light weight yet offers extremely high strength – perfect for optimum performance. The inner part of the watchcase is created in this alloy, and transmits the sound to the outer part of the case, which is high-grade blackened titanium. The case shape is the brand’s signature “Esprite Unique” shape with elliptical and circular bezel. The crystal and caseback are both sapphire with double-sided anti-glare treatment, and the watch is water resistant to 100 meters. The repeater pusher is located at 8:00, and with its activation – the watch chimes the time harmoniously with one low frequency chime to indicate the hours and two tone combined chime (low and high frequency) to indicate segments of 5 minutes. The watch is created in a limited edition of just 88 pieces. It retails for a cool $52,000.