Presenting the MECCANICHE VELOCI ICON Damascus

MECCANICHE VELOCI ICON Damascus
MECCANICHE VELOCI ICON Damascus
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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

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.

Icon watch sketches (image courtesy of Meccaniche Veloci)

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.

The side view with the stylised fire ring seal and the oiling ring made with black Teflon anti-seize insert
The side view of the Icon reveals the piston shape case: the two Teflon inserts make a sandwich with a black DLC titanium band.
The unique patterns of the Damascus steel give Meccaniche Veloci Icon a powerful industrial art look. The right side features one dial with instantaneous date and one dial with stop seconds.
Each dial posses its one crown manufactured to resemble the brand’s logo
The Icon watches comes with 4 independent dials. Each of these dials is controlled by 4 separate crowns – 4 independent time zones. The crowns are crown are manufactured to resemble the brand’s logo.
Icon Damascus is driven by the calibre MV 8802 developed in-house, which is visible through the open caseback.
Icon Damascus is driven by the calibre MV 8802 developed in-house, which is visible through the open caseback. Note the rotor cut in the shape of the brand’s logo.
The strap, directly attached to the case via a system that does not require lugs, is in black leather with red stitching and a steel folding clasp.

For more information, please visit the Meccaniche Veloci Website.

MECCANICHE VELOCI ICON Damascus Technical Specifications

Price: Euro 10.900

 

Case: Damascus steel

Diameter: 49mm

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.

Meccaniche Veloci

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.

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