The precious warmth of pink gold frames the 49 mm case of the QuattroValvole Tourbillon, an exceptional timepiece from Meccaniche Veloci. A classic high watchmaking feature becomes the focus of a mechanical and stylistic exercise into which the brand imbues its DNA.
The generously proportioned case, inspired by the shape of a piston, houses the calibre MV8880 entirely developed in-house by Meccaniche Veloci, a movement that operates in three time zones and incorporates a tourbillon.
The fascinating technical complexity is enhanced by the distinctive design of the dial. The characteristic Meccaniche Veloci iconography, with its four distinctive sub-dials, has been embellished and redesigned in order to highlight the beauty and workmanship of some of the movement’s components.
The dial, much of which is skeletonised, allows a view of the tourbillon positioned at the bottom right of the timepiece, an open window allowing the fine workmanship of this part of the calibre to be admired. The movement coordinates three time zones, displayed on two dials at the top and on the bottom left dial, as well as the date and stop seconds. The two left-hand dials stand out against a background decorated with circular graining and frame a number of mechanical components, such as the typically MV-style bridges.
At the top left the date wheel is fully visible, becoming an unusual decorative element; the date can be clearly read through the aperture at 9 o’clock on the carbon dial at the top right. Adjacent to the 4 dials are 4 crowns, three of which are for adjustment.
The hours and minutes are indicated by small central luminescent hands in the three dials dedicated to time zones. The red seconds’ hand is positioned at the centre of the tourbillon seat.
The strap, directly attached to the case via a system that does not require lugs, is in black crocodile skin with black stitching and a pink-gold Meccaniche Veloci folding clasp.
The elegance of Italian style is given a sporty touch by the materials and colours. Quality is guaranteed by the fact that every part of the watch is 100% Swiss Made, including the strap and clasp.
This 100% Swiss Made high-end watch brand with an Italian soul was founded in Milan in 2006 with the QuattroValvole, a watch that instantly embodied the personality of the brand.
In 2016, the company moved to the watchmaking district of Plan-les-Ouates in Geneva, becoming “Meccaniche Veloci – Genève” and creating timepieces with a distinctive aesthetic and technical content developed in-house. The profile of the cases in the Icon and QuattroValvole collections is inspired by the distinctive shape of engine pistons.
The watches are driven by the brand’s own movements, the calibre MV8802 for the four time-zones and the calibre MV8880 that houses a tourbillon mechanism. Annual production is limited to a few thousand pieces.
References to the world of mechanics are numerous on the watches through materials, colours, and the collaborations that the brand regularly forges with brands associated with the automobile industry.
Meccaniche Veloci boasts a following that includes prominent independent watchmaking enthusiasts from various sections of the sporting world.
The brand is currently distributed via an international network of 25 select multi-brand points of sale. Customers can also purchase online via its website www.meccanicheveloci.com. Its Bespoke Atelier customisation service produces unique pieces for individual clients.
Meccaniche Veloci QuattroValvole Tourbillon Technical Specifications and Price
- MV8880 calibre manufacture
- Mechanical, bidirectional self-winding
- Functions: Display of three independent time zones, tourbillon, date, stop seconds
- Material: brushed pink gold 18ct
- Diameter: 49mm
- Bezel: polished
- Glass: anti-reflective sapphire crystal
- Caseback: brushed pink gold 18ct with sapphire glass
- Impermeability: 5 atm (50 mt)
- Carbon fiber. Super-LumiNova® C1BL X1
- Black crocodile leather, black stitching
- Folding Clasp MV, pink gold 18ct
Weight (including bracelet)
- 200 g
- CHF 80.000,00