Franc Vila FVt28 Jumping Hours Automatique Ivy Edition Watches
From boutique watch maker Franc Vila comes this new collection of women's watches. If you would have told me that he made a woman's watch using his signature case design, I would have been concerned about the result give the aggressive masculine looks that most of his watches have. But seeing the result here I am greeted with something that looks unique and technical - not exactly "aggressive" at all. Though the watch design is complex and deep. It will take the type of woman who can appreciate both beauty and mechanics to understand the charms this watch has.
The oblong shaped DieHard Extreme steel (the story behind this action adventure sounding metal is unknown to me) case comes in two versions for the FVt28, the "White" and the "Blue." The latter having more diamonds all over it with a total 387 stones, while the White version embraces its high polish with 91 diamonds on the bezel and dial. They have white or blue mother-of-pearl dials with applied floral patterns. The White version has diamonds as 5 minute markers on the dial, while the Blue version uses soft looking sapphire orbs on the dial. These aren't used as hour markers because the Fran Vila FV28 movement is a "jumping hour." This means that the automatic mechanical movement has a window that displays the hours digitally on a disc, while the main dial is used for the minutes. There is a smaller subsidiary dial for the seconds. The watch cases are water resistant to 100 meters and have sapphire crystal on both the front and back. The straps and alligator. The automatic rotor for the movement is specially decorated and in gold. Each watch is a limited edition with just 88 pieces each.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch review site aBlogtoRead.com.