Filed under: Timepieces / Watches
In this sense they refer to using what I call "micro sculpting." It is an expensive (for now) manner of shaping materials on an atomic particle level. The material used to construct the movement, bridges, and dial is a new material call Lightnium (fancy sounding eh?). It is based on something called Graphene, which is harder than steel and even diamonds. The materials are shaped using nanotechnology to construct the shapes and needed dimensions. At least this is my understanding.
The movement in this luxury creation is a hand-wound FV Number 4 caliber hand-decorated movement. It features the flying (no front bridge) tourbillon and monopusher (one button) chronograph (really hard to read on this watch given the dials). The movement has a solid five day power reserve which you should expect as these prices. The Franc Vila Tourbillon Chronograph SuperLigero is limited to just eight pieces. Arrival should be at Baselworld next month.
Ariel Adams publishes the watch review site aBlogtoRead.com.