Franc Vila’s Unique Piece for Only Watch


Franc Vila unveils his unique piece for the Only Watch auction: the first fully black watch in the “Cobra” collection. Cobra timepieces are created for aficionados of extreme sports. Built to withstand dives to 300 meters, the Cobra line was conceived for intense water activities. The automatic movement provides chronograph and big date functions.

Only Watch is an extraordinary auction event which is held every two years in Monaco during the Monaco Yacht Show under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II. This year, 35 top watchmaking brands will each contribute a unique piece. All the proceeds from Only Watch go to support research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The auction, organized by Patrizzi & Co., will take place on September 24. Preview exhibitions will be held as follows:

Shanghai (Park Hyatt): 29 – 31 July
Geneva (Patrizzi & Co): 27 – 29 August
London (Asprey): 3 – 5 September
New York (Tourneau): 10 – 12 September
Milan (Pisa Orologeria): 17 – 18 September
Monaco (Monaco Yacht Show): 23 – 24 September


Data Sheet

Bezel and case in Black DieHard Extreme Steel. Special “Esprit Unique” shape with elliptic and circular bezel. Chronograph start/stop pusher at 2’. Chronograph reset pusher at 4’. Crystal and caseback both in sapphire with double sided anti-glare treatment. Water resistant to 300 meters.

High Grade Mechanical Self-Winding hand finished complicated movement Caliber FV8Ch. FRANC VILA Exclusive “Gold Concept Rotor”. Power reserve of 42 hours.

Hours, minutes and seconds. Chronograph. Big date.

Carbon fiber and guilloché. “Big date” indication in central windows. Chronograph subsidiary dials at 6’ (minutes) and at 9’ (hours). Chronograph seconds indication displayed by central hand. Seconds indication at 3’.

Black Rubber Strap with Black DieHard Extreme Steel. Double side crocodile leather strap with red stitching also included.

Special unique piece for Only Watch.

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