Intrepido Diver Superligero- FVi62-
FRANC VILA launched its first diver watch during the Baselworld fair 2015. Water resistant to 300 meters and fully ISO6425 complaint, the FVi62 Intrepido Diver’s SuperLigero Manufacture meets the exigent requirements of divers and extreme water sports enthusiasts.
While this is not the first 300 meters water resistant timekeeper from FRANC VILA, the FVi62 differs front the FV EVOS “Cobra” in that it is equipped with a rotating dive-time device inside the watchcase which is actioned with a dedicated crown and has a blocking mechanism to avoid an accidental modification of the dive-time.
FVi62 boasts also an automatic helium release valve for divers operating at great depths, who must spend time in pressured trimix (oxygen, helium and nitrogen) bells after operation. Helium atoms being the smallest gas particles they enter inside the watchcase through o-rings and seals and if decompression stops during resurfacing aren’t long enough the pressure difference might cause damage to the watch. The one-way automatic helium release valve protects the timepiece from this threat.
The slightly evolved Intrepido watchcase made in titanium with polished and brushed finishing houses the FV62 manufactured automatic chronograph calibre with 48 hours power reserve, whose bridges and plates are built in red colored Lightnium: an aluminum-lithium based alloy used in state of the art aeronautical engineering. Its main characteristics are lightness combined with high-tensile strength, allowing structural weight reduction and an increase in the elastic modulus performance. These characteristics allow for the development of very robust movements like the FV No 6 skeleton tourbillon or the FV No Cuatro SuperLigero chronograph tourbillon.
The indexes on the dial and the dive-time device and hands are coated with Superluminova in order to comply with the ISO6425 requirement for indications to be visible from 25 centimeters in the darkness.
With its resolutely sports design and its remarkable feature, the watch diver of Franc Vila stands out as an essential and timeless watch for the extreme water sports addicted.