Esprit Unique – A Stunning Collection from Franc Vila
The Franc Vila brand sprang up from the designer’s love of fine art, architecture, modern engineering, and philosophy. All of these interests are reflected in his watch designs, which truly resemble works of art. There is no design that is perhaps more reflective of this background and influence than the Franc Vila Esprit Unique, which is one of the most famous fine watch collections in the world. Even more than the fact that this watch is visually stunning, however, it is important to note that it possesses a high degree of technical ability and points of interest.
There is a differential gears system that makes up this collection, housing a flying tourbillion which is made of a mixture of lithium and aluminum. This new alloy has been termed “lightnium,” notable for its levity. The design itself is rooted in modern architecture in line with the brand’s aesthetic. Originally from the Valencia region of Spain, Vila has combined an early love of architecture and fine art with a background and training in engineering. All of these points come together in the latest designs. The first timepiece created by Vila was a minute repeating wristwatch, which contained a perpetual calendar and a slide mechanism within the case.
The Franc Vila Esprit Unique continues this tradition, with luxury decorative finishes. It boasts an annual calendar, bridging the gap between a perpetual calendar and simple calendar. This means that the watch is capable of automatically displaying the month and date every month, needing only one manual adjustment per year, at the end of February. This is a useful feature to have on your wrist, so that you can always have access to the accurate current date and time.
Some other features that are included in the Franc Vila Esprit Unique design include a stainless case, Arabic numeral hour markers, a black rubber strap, and a folding steel clasp. The dial is composed of fresh materials including guilloche, and the case contains scratch resistant sapphire crystal. There is automatic movement to this watch, along with the annual calendar and a sub-dial set to the six o’clock position. These luxury finishes are part of what makes this watch collection stand apart from competitors. It is the most easily recognizable design of Vila’s, leaving no doubt where the watch comes from and serving both a practical yet fashion-forward function for the wearer.