A year after the appearance of its famous FVa N° 6 SuperLigero Concept, Franc Vila now introduces a flying chronograph tourbillon based on nanotechnology. The new movement, like last year’s, is made of lightnium, but the design of the bridges has been inspired by the molecular structure of graphene, a recently discovered material. While its density is very low, with a thickness equivalent to an atom, it is 10 to 100 times more resistant than steel and much harder than diamond. By translating the hexagonal nano-structure of graphene into the language of haute horlogerie, Franc Vila has met a longstanding challenge: to create an infinitely light, ultra-resistant movement. Limited edition of 8.

Movement
Hand-wound FV N°4, hand-decorated SuperLigero calibre, 33 rubies, 28,800 vib/h with pierced flying tourbillon with differential gear and inertia control mechanism, mono-pushpiece chronograph with column wheel directly coupled to the tourbillon, 5-day power reserve
Functions
Hours, minutes, chronograph and power reserve indicator
Case
DieHard Extreme steel with special “Esprit Unique” shape, with elliptical and circular bezel
Sapphire crystal front and back with double anti-reflective coating
Water-resistant to 100 m
Dial
Pierced
Minute and seconds counters at 10 and 2 o’clock respectively
9-hour power reserve
Pierced flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock
Bracelet/Strap
Black crocodile or rubber with folding clasp

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