Dive Watch Wednesday: Hands-On with the First Diver from Franc Vila


Geneva-based Franc Vila has a rather unique way of designing watches, and this can definitely be said about the brand’s first dive watch, as seen below.

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The Franc Vila Intrepido Diver Superligero (Ref. FVi62) was first presented in June 2015 (see previous article) and comes in four versions (with either red or blue accents and a titanium case, with or without DLC).

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Each version is limited to 88 pieces and equipped with a partially covered, external bezel that can be locked with the crown at 8 o’clock. Even though its 57-mm wide case is water-resistant to 300 meters, the Intrepido Diver Superligero comes with a helium-release valve.

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Inside the big case, the FV62 movement offers around 48 hours of power reserve (with an indicator on the dial), a big date (the mechanism is partially visible thanks to the partially skeletonized dial), and 31 jewels, and seems to be colored in either red or blue depending on the model.

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When we at DiveIntoWatches.com visited Franc Vila’s new boutique in Geneva, we were able to take a closer look at the blue DLC version and were especially interested in seeing the transparent hands up-close.

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Both the sapphire crystal and the entire caseback are curved.

Prices are $15,000 for the model in brushed titanium and $16,500 for the one on the black DLC titanium case.

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