The Franc Vila Concept Tourbillon Planétaire Skeleton SuperLigero was just launched at Baseworld 2008. The case is made of black titanium with a special elliptic and circular bezel, which is signature Franc Vila. The crystal and the caseback are both sapphires with double-sided anti-glare treatment. It is water resistant to 100 meters.

The movement is an FV Nº 6 mechanical movement with manual winding and 24 rubies. It is a flying tourbillon with inertial moment control mechanism and a wheel differential system. The watch is hand-made and hand-decorated. The bridge of the tourbillon and plate are made in red “Lightnium”. It has hour, minutes and power reserve functions.

The dial is a transparent sapphire. This is an ultra-limited edition of 8 pieces. The case is also available in a Black Diehard Extreme Steel, DieHard Extreme Steel, red gold, white gold and Titanium & Gold.

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