Meccaniche Veloci is born from a passion. The passion for cars and watches. If these two worlds are often intertwined, the Italian born brand made the next step into combining these two domains. The watches of the Milan originated brand are a powerful statement. Made for the ones who don’t care about norms and don’t believe in classic horological canons. For those of you wanted to be bold in other ways, Meccaniche Veloci presents the new Icon Damascus.
The Icon’s watches design is inspired by the motor-car world. Taken from the deep inside of the car, more precise from the engine’s guts, the Icon is shaped like a piston. The 4 valve per cylinder is a classic built, in motor-sport cars. It goes so far, that is even replicated the simmering seal of the piston. In a stylised way, of course.
The Icon’s 49mm case is manufactured from Damascus steel. This forging technique created unique patterns in the steel. It gives this bold piece an even more exclusivity.
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MECCANICHE VELOCI ICON Damascus Technical Specifications
Price: Euro 10.900
Case: Damascus steel
Bezel: Damascus steel
Glass: anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Caseback: with mineral glass
Dial: black a-DLC titanium
Indexes and Hands: Super-LumiNova® C1BL X1
Water-resistance: 5 atm (50 mt)
Strap: Black leather / red finishing
Clasp: Folding Clasp MV, stainless steel
Calibre: MV 8802
Movement: Mechanical, unidirectional self-winding
Dimensions: 44.30 mm Ø Height: 7.60 mm
Functions: 4 independent time zones, instantaneous date, stop-seconds
Main dial: Hour, minute and date at 9 o’clock
Ancillary dials: Hour, minute, and seconds (1) / hour and minute (2)
Rotor: MV cog, perlage finishing
Power reserve: Approximately 48 hours
Frequency: 28’800 oscillations / hour
Number of parts: 328
Number of jewels: 33
Incabloc shock protection system
Finishings: perlage, sablage, rodiage, paint.
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 engines 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 produce unique pieces for individual clients.