Italian brand Meccaniche Veloci will present its “Only One Collection”, an exclusive line of watches, unique products, made from materials linked to the world of high-speed racing sports and aeronautics.
Founded in 2006 with the aim of merging automobile engineering with high watchmaking, reviving all the adrenalin from the world of speed into wristwatches distinguished by their design and strong sporting and technological nature. The symbol of the company is the piston, with the four points for the valves, which are reproduced and engineered to accommodate the four movements of the watch – hence the name the Four Valves (Quattro Valvole), which identifies the models in the iconic collections. Meccaniche Veloci expresses the key values of its DNA via the accuracy of its Italian design, the precision of Swiss technology, and the emotions from its world of engines and speed.
The creative time lab, well-known to the public for having applied the engineering technology from pistons in high-end watches, is innovating anew in 2012, introducing watches made from materials used in the world of high speed – in cars and aircraft.
Always dedicated to its high values of attention to design and the extreme precision of its “Swiss made” components, the “Only One Collection” has been developed from the world of motor racing (RACE range) and the aeronautical industry (AIR range) — the watch faces are inspired by motorbikes and sports cars in the first range, and military aircraft and helicopters in the second. Interpreting RACE are the components of auto sport and motorcycles which have seen speed in rigorous world competitions. Thus, parts of the chassis and undersides of famous two- and fourwheel machines, take on a new life inside the dials of the Due and Quattro Valvole “Only One Collection”, giving to those who wear them the emotion of unrepeatable and unique sporting moments, distinctive like every single watch of this new collection.
The protagonists of the AIR models are the military aircraft most representative of international aeronautics: helicopters, bombers and fighter planes that entered the history of aviation via their numerous interventions in war operations, highlight the distinctive treatment of the “Only One Collection”. Cockpits, tail pieces and airplane and helicopter stabilisers, become the contemporary witnesses of a great history that continues to be told in the dials of these prestigious timepieces.
The “Only One Collection” merges high speed by land and air, with unique watches, incorporating exclusive fragments from a rich and fascinating history.
Each unique piece from the collection is rigorously certified by the company, which guarantees the authenticity of the materials used in their manufacture. With the “Only One Collection”, Meccaniche Veloci signifies an important new step in the path of research into design and functionality, and reinforces its modern sporting vocation and its links with the world of speed.
Quattro Valvole Only One Collection – Race. The emotions from the world of engines and speed: the components of F1 race cars are configured and shaped in the watch face.
- Movement: Single, ETA 7750 mechanical automatic cronograph
- Functions: Cronograph
- Case: In titanium with black In-Plane-Bending (IPB) Treatment
- Back case: Titanium, sealed with screws
- Diameter: 44 mm
- Dial: Components of sports cars and motorbikes
- Crown: Screw down type, in titanium, lined with rubber
- Strap: High quality rubber and leather, integrated in the case
- Buckle: Titanium, with tongue
- Case: Crystal Slightly convex anti-reflection sapphire crystal