Tuesday, March 31, 2015

FRANC VILA FVns81 Tourbillon Réveil Manufacture (Automatic Wound Tourbillon with Alarm and One-Piece Peripheral Rotor)

During this year’s edition of prestigious Basel fair, FRANC VILA presented a new automatic tourbillon calibre with alarm housed in a 44mm Neo-Alta watchcase: the FVns81 Tourbillon Réveil Manufacture.

While peripheral rotors are not new in the industry FRANC VILA managed to create a new automatic wound tourbillon calibre which happens to be the first movement ever to be equipped with a single-piece peripheral rotor. Peripheral rotors are usually composed by three pieces due to the difficulty to make such a huge one-piece rotor completely flat. The construction in three pieces solves the problem but introduces a technical drawback: the complication to align the three pieces and assembly them in the movement completely levelled. In the FV81 calibre FRANC VILA has achieved the goal for the first time to manufacture the rotor in just one completely flat single piece marking a milestone in the story of High-end Watchmaking.
The FVns81 Tourbillon Réveil Manufacture is presented with a deep three-dimensional skeleton version of the movement which shows its mechanical beauty including the hammer of the alarm, an entirely diamonds set version including the bezel and the dial and another with one row of diamonds on the bezel and on the openings of the dial to enhance the beauty of the movement.

Technical details
Case
Case and bezel in titanium
Special “Esprit Unique” shape with an elliptical and circular bezel.
Sapphire crystal and case back with double anti-reflective treatment
Water resistant to 100 meters

Movement
FV81 automatic manufactured tourbillon calibre with alarm and peripheral weight.
Frequency 28800 vph
43 hours power reserve
40 rubies

Dial
Skeleton movement without dial
Indications of hours in apliques around the bezel’s “Esprit Unique” shape

Functions
Hours and minutes
Tourbillon
Alarm

Bracelet
Crocodile leather bracelet

Edition
Limited edition 8 pieces

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