Meccaniche Veloci Naked Watch Collection


by Adrian Herscovici  

Revved and Ready for Baselworld 2014

Meccaniche Veloci Watches“Naked, in full motoring style” is the motto for a new limited edition series launching at Baselworld 2014 from Italian watchmaker Meccaniche Veloci – a brand celebrated for its motor-racing-themed watch collections. The Naked series is inspired by motorcycles from the 1990s, revered for simplicity rather than for fairings and accessories. In watch speak, this bareness or “naked” quality is expressed through skeletonizing, which is to open up areas of the dial in order to expose the movement beneath.

Watches in the Naked series are variations within three existing collections: Quattro Valvole 44 Chronograph, Quattro Valvole 48 Four Strokes and Due Valvole. Each of the watches in the series is available in a limited edition of 250 pieces.

Meccaniche Veloci Naked Quattro Valvole 44 Chronograph

The Naked Quattro Valvole 44 Chronograph is inspired, of course, by a four-valve cylinder typical of many high-power-output engines.

As the name suggests, the watches utilize 44 mm cases with screw-down crowns and screw-down chronograph pushers positioned off-center between 12 and 3 o’clock. The movement in these models is an ETA Valjoux 7750 automatic with a 12-hour totalizer at 4 o’clock, 30-minute totalizer at 10 o’clock and running seconds at 8 o’clock. Since the chronograph only requires three sub-dials, a fourth sub-dial is positioned at 2 o’clock to complete the four-valve theme; it presents the brand’s signature, consisting of Meccaniche Veloci, its gear logo and the words “Swiss Made.” A date window appears at 3 o’clock. The watches are mounted on black rubber straps and feature sapphire crystals.

The model pictured has a black IPB-coated titanium case and red chapter ring. A taupe-colored engine-like bridge design connects the dial elements. Below the bridge is a carbon-fiber plate, except in the center of the dial where a partial view of the movement is exposed.

Meccaniche Veloci Naked Quattro Valvole 48 Four Strokes

The second watch in the series is the Naked Quattro Valvole 48 Four Strokes, an offshoot of the Quattro Valvole 48 Four Strokes watch design. The name refers to a four-stroke engine design, with dials that look strikingly similar to cylinder heads from four-valve engines.

These watches are housed in large 48 mm cases, and for good reason: each watch contains four modified ETA 2671 automatic movements, which means the watch can track four time zones independently – essentially, a triple GMT.

Three of the sub-dial clocks are skeletonized; the fourth has the brand’s signature printed on an overlay. The clock at 8 o’clock is the only to feature a seconds hand – the other three are hours-and-minutes only. The clock at 10 o’clock displays military time. A screw-down crown in each quadrant controls each clock sub-dial independently. The sporty finish includes a black rubber strap and sapphire crystal.

The model pictured features a natural titanium case and silver, carbon-fiber dial.

Meccaniche Veloci Naked Due Valvole

Third in the series is a Naked version of the Due Valvole collection. The Italian words mean “two valves” in English. In keeping with this name, the watches feature dual independent sub-dial clocks: one with a 24-hour reading and date, the other with hours and minutes.

The Naked Due Valvole uses two ETA 2671 small automatic movements, each with its own crown on opposite sides of the case. Both of the sub-dial clocks expose partial glimpses of the movement. The clock in the northeastern quadrant utilizes the full capability of the ETA 2671, i.e., hours, minutes, seconds and date. Curiously, the date wheel is almost fully exposed with no reference pointing to the current date. The user is left to choose the reference point, although using the number 15 on the hour ring is most logical. Like the others in the series, the Naked Due Valvole watches have decorative-bridge designs in taupe or gray and carbon-fiber backgrounds of silver or black. They feature sapphire crystals and are mounted on black rubber straps.

The model pictured is the version with a black carbon-fiber dial and natural titanium case.

Just as the Meccaniche Veloci brand was inspired by the world of motors and racing, so too is this new series of watches. The brand’s passion for industrial-themed design, combined with Italian creativity and high-quality components, results in the Naked series – revealing and revved-up creations from the masters of high-octane watch design.

Visit the Meccaniche Veloci booth at Baselworld 2014 to preview the Naked Watch Collection first-hand.

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The Innovative Meccaniche Veloci Chrono Driver Evo Watch

by John Sealander  

Leave it to Meccaniche Veloci to Introduce the First
Real Improvement to the Driver’s Watch in 75 Years

Meccaniche Veloci WatchesThe driver’s watch first gained popularity in the late 1930’s. These innovative designs featured curved cases that were designed to be worn on the side of the wrist, instead of on top, like a normal wristwatch. This unconventional configuration placed the dial in line with the base of the thumb, so drivers could easily read the time without turning their arm or letting go of the steering wheel. Although wearing a watch on the side of your wrist felt strange to many, racing drivers loved these innovative timepieces because they made rally timekeeping extremely quick and convenient.

Meccaniche Veloci Chrono Driver Evo Watch - Dial ViewOver time, wearing a watch on the side of your wrist fell out of fashion and drivers watches began to emulate the style that aviators preferred, with extra large, simple round dials worn on top of the wrist. To make these conventional displays more readable while driving, manufacturers often re-oriented the dial so that twelve was in the normal 3 o’clock position.

Meccaniche Veloci is one of few manufacturers to recognize the wisdom of the original driver designs that manufacturers like Gruen and Hamilton pioneered in 1937. Instead of wearing the watch on the side of your wrist, they have developed a unique gimbaled brancard mounting that allows the entire case to be quickly and easily rotated to various angles by the driver for optimum visibility under any driving conditions.

Meccaniche Veloci Chrono Driver Evo
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The revolutionary Meccaniche Veloci Chrono Driver Evo Watch that was introduced at Baselworld 2013 gives today’s drivers the best of both worlds. Like early driver’s watches, the dial can be easily tilted to provide drivers with a perfect viewing angle without taking their eye off the road or their hands off the wheel. Like today’s popular driver styles, the Chrono Driver Evo has an oversized, clearly readable dial with full chronometer functionality.

To facilitate timing rally events, Meccaniche Veloci has positioned the Chrono Driver Evo’s chronograph pushers on either side of a top mounted winding crown at 12 o’clock. This practical configuration makes it much easier for drivers to start and stop the chronograph while driving. With a large red sweep second hand, a chronometer minute counter at 9 o’clock, a 12-hour counter at 3 o’clock, and a small continuous seconds sub-dial at 6 o’clock, this remarkable watch is well equipped for timing events of almost any duration.

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The 42 mm Meccaniche Veloci Chrono Driver Evo is available with your choice of a titanium, black titanium, or carbon fiber case and is equipped with a layered carbon fiber strap with a custom deployment buckle. This remarkable timing tool is powered by a precision Swiss made automatic ETA Valjoux 7753 caliber movement, and is water resistant to 165 feet. A convex, scratch resistant sapphire crystal protects the innovative swiveling dial.

Buy Meccaniche Veloci Chrono Driver Evo WatchIf you consider yourself a contender, you definitely need a Meccaniche Veloci Chrono Driver Evo on your wrist. This superbly executed driver’s wristwatch is clearly superior to anything else on the market today. This remarkable driver’s wristwatch is equally comfortable on a cross-continental road rally or a cross-town trip to pick up groceries. To put one of these amazing timing instruments on your team, contact an authorized Meccaniche Veloci dealer immediately. Meccaniche Veloci watches are all about speed, so you’ll have to act fast to secure one of these exclusive limited edition masterpieces for yourself. The race to own one begins now.

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Introducing the Meccaniche Veloci Luxury Gold Watch Collection

by John Sealander  

Meccaniche Veloci watches already set the gold standard
for technical excellence. Now, they’re made of gold as well.

Meccaniche Veloci WatchesIt has only taken Italian watchmaker Meccaniche Veloci a few years to establish a well-deserved reputation for innovation and technical excellence. Each of their handcrafted luxury watches is a masterpiece of contemporary industrial design and watchmaking prowess. Meccaniche Veloci designs often feature the use of new and exotic materials like carbon fiber, a genuine Brembo brake disc, or even the actual fairing from famous racing automobiles.

For their latest Collection, Meccaniche Veloci has turned to one of the world’s oldest and most revered materials: gold. The new Meccaniche Veloci Quatro Valvole Luxury Gold Watch Collection strikes the perfect balance between the cutting edge world of speed, and the time-honored watchmaking tradition of using precious metals. The marriage of Meccaniche Veloci’s bold, race-inspired styling with a solid gold crown and bezel has produced one of the most memorable designs in the brand’s history.

Meccaniche Veloci Luxury Gold Collection Watch
Meccaniche Veloci Luxury Gold Collection Watch
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The addition of gold is visually striking and adds an extra touch of elegance to an iconic watch line inspired by the world of racing and speed. The flagship Meccaniche Veloci 44 Chronograph Luxury Gold edition featured here houses a Swiss made ETA calibre Valjoux 7750 movement housed in a 44 mm IP black case. This impressive timepiece has a scratch resistant sapphire crystal and is fitted with a choice of premium rubber or leather straps that are attached directly to the case via an innovative proprietary system.

If you’re passionate about motor racing and fine automobiles, you’re going to want an equally fine timepiece on your wrist. Since each Meccaniche Veloci Luxury Gold watch is produced in strictly limited quantities, you’re going to have to act fast to obtain one of these limited edition masterpieces for yourself. Meccaniche Veloci watches already set the gold standard for technical excellence. Maybe it’s time to go for the gold yourself with one of these exclusive Luxury Gold Collection editions. Ask to see one today at an authorized Meccaniche Veloci dealer.

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Meccaniche Veloci Watches Unique Appeal at Couture 2013

by John Sealander  

How Meccaniche Veloci Wowed Crowds at
Couture 2013 Las Vegas with Only One Watch

Meccaniche Veloci WatchesAlthough Meccaniche Veloci is a relatively new name to most American jewelers and retailers, it’s a name that few will forget having visited the Meccaniche Veloci display at Couture’s Chambertin 2 Ballroom. These handcrafted Italian masterpieces are produced in very limited editions and evoke the excitement and speed of European motor racing at it’s very best.


According to Meccaniche Veloci’s Monica Banon, who flew in from Italy for Couture, these iconic timepieces have always had a strong appeal with watch aficionados who appreciate great industrial design, watchmaking innovation, and the world of speed.

What appealed to the crowd at Couture 2013 was something totally unique to the watch industry: a collection of fine timepieces, each produced in an edition of one. Every watch in the exclusive Meccaniche Veloci “Only One” collection is literally one of a kind. To produce these unique and extremely exclusive timepieces, each watch is constructed using recovered materials from the world of speed. For example, a dial might be fabricated from the fiberglass fairing of a well-known championship racing car, or perhaps from the magnesium flap from a supersonic fighter jet.

When a suitable part has been located, areas of interest are identified and then individually unique dials are cut from the material. Customers can select a specific area on a faring or wing for their own one-of-a-kind dial. Since exotic materials like carbon fiber and magnesium are difficult to cut and machine, only a few of these exclusive timepieces are ever produced.

Monica Banon says that this unique concept has proved very popular in countries like Japan and Turkey, adding that a jeweler or watch retailer in these countries might buy an entire recovered fender or wing, so they would have the opportunity to sell the entire production run of twenty to thirty watches. The recovered racing item, complete with the circular holes where material has been removed to make a dial, is often displayed in the retailer’s window to demonstrate the authenticity of the “Only One” concept.

One-of a-kind watches aren’t the only things that Meccaniche Veloci is famous for. Racing inspired designs like the Quattro Valvole 48 Four Strokes, 44 Chronograph, Due Valvole and the exciting new Chrono Driver are also produced in limited numbers for discriminating watch aficionados. Fans of this unique brand often say that Meccaniche Veloci is the first watch that truly reflects their personality.

These beautifully engineered watches will never be produced in large quantities, but if the crowds at Couture 2013 are any indication, they will soon have a much larger fan base. There was a lot of buzz about Meccaniche Veloci at this year’s show. The brand has managed to do something truly unique, and visitors to the Chambertin 2 Ballroom knew it. In a world where exclusivity is appreciated and even revered, an entire collection of one-of-a-kind timepieces is something very special.

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Couture 2013 Las Vegas Huge Success for Gevril Group

Gevril Group Couture Show 2013 Banners


by John Sealander  

If you attended the Couture Show this year, it didn’t take long to discover that everything you needed to know about fine timepieces was located in the Chambertin 2 Ballroom.

Couture 2013 is over, but the glitter and shine from this spectacular jewelry and watch show will linger throughout the year. For many attendees, the Couture Show, held every year at the luxurious Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, has become the most important event on their calendar.

For Gevril Group, the Couture Show has become just as essential as the more established Baselworld show in Switzerland. According to Gevril President Samuel Friedmann, Couture is more effective at meeting the needs of North American jewelers and retailers. “This show is mandatory for American luxury retailers,” says Friedmann. These retailers certainly got a treat when they visited The Chambertin 2 Ballroom, home to Gevril Group during the five-day show.

Showcasing some of the industry’s most popular watch brands, Gevril Group’s convenient location, just a few feet away from the Couture registration desk, provided attendees with an unprecedented opportunity to discover emerging trends and hot new fashion ideas. “This was our most successful show ever,” said Gevril Executive Vice President David Yurowitz. “Customers are taking a new look at our company and are very eager to participate in all the projects and brands we have rolled out. The success of Couture 2013 was a record-breaking achievement for Gevril and we see this as a stepping stone for the future of our company.”

Paul Ziff, president of Ferragamo Timepieces in the United States, concurs. “There was a definite buzz in the Chambertin 2 Ballroom as customers and prospects gathered to view our Gevril collection of brands,” says Ziff. “The new Ferragamo Lungarno automatics and the fashion-forward Minuetto line were particularly well received by the press and retailers. Bloomingdales buyers even made a point during their appointment to say that they are very proud and excited to have just launched the Ferragamo timepiece line in eight Bloomingdales locations with more to follow.”

The Versace and Versus displays were both popular destinations for jewelers and retailers. Kari Allen, President of Versace Timepieces for the USA and Caribbean, had her best year ever at Couture. She attributes her success to the great teamwork exhibited by the Gevril staff. “It takes a lot of effort throughout our organization to achieve our goals and I very much appreciate all the support,” says Allen.

Miriam Tress, representing Gevril’s popular Fortis brand, says Gevril Group had lots to be proud of during Couture 2013. “The Chambertin 2 ballroom was exquisite and served as an impressive showcase for a wider variety of watch brands than any other exhibitor, says Miriam. “I observed a constant excitement and buzz in the air from our many current and new customers. You could see respect and admiration for Gevril Group and the values they stand for.”

From the opening night concert by popular rockers Neon Trees, to the highly anticipated Couture Design Awards, Couture 2013 was an event to savor and remember. Once again, Couture was joined by the prestigious Watch Journal to present Couture Time, a carefully curated collection of the world’s finest timepieces.

“There is no substitute for seeing, touching, and admiring one of the most diverse collections of fine timepieces available today,” says Samuel Friedmann. “People are amazed at how many fine brands we offer, and Couture gives us the opportunity to show these customers how we can help build their business, both before and after the sale.”

Las Vegas has always been known for putting on a good show, and Couture 2013 was no exception. This prestigious event has become an essential destination for anyone serious about selling luxury goods. That’s a big reason why Gevril Group plans to be back again next year.

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Meccaniche Veloci’s New Sponsorship Inspires New Watch Colors

Meccaniche Veloci Scuderia 27 Ferrari F430 GT Championship Car


by John Sealander  

Meccaniche Veloci Continues its Quest for Speed With a New
Sponsorship and Exciting New Limited Edition Watch Colors

Meccaniche Veloci WatchesEverything about the Meccaniche Veloci brand is a celebration of speed. Ever since these iconic luxury timepieces first became available in 2006, Meccaniche Veloci has become known as the perfect watch for someone who wants to be in the driver’s seat of life and not waste a second of it. Meccaniche Veloci timepieces are not only inspired by racing drivers, they are proudly worn by racing drivers, pilots, and other aficionados of the world of speed.

Meccaniche Veloci is already associated with world famous racing circuits like the Ginetta Supercup and the GT Cup. Now, through a new sponsorship deal with Italy’s Scuderia Baldini & Company racing team, the Meccaniche Veloci name and logo will be prominently displayed on the team’s Scuderia 27 Ferrari F430 GT Championship car. Like team drivers Matthew Malucella and Flavio Pierleoni, Meccaniche Veloci is fiercely competitive and is looking forward to joining these illustrious drivers on the highest steps of the winner’s podium during the upcoming Italian GT championship season.

Meccaniche Veloci Limited Edition Car Fairing Watch Models

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To celebrate their continuing association with racing legends like Scuderia Baldini and team drivers Matthew Malucella and Flavio Pierleoni, Meccaniche Veloci is adding new colors to its Limited Edition Car Fairing watch models. These exclusive timepieces are available in strictly limited editions of Meccaniche Quattro Valvole 48 Four Strokes, 44 Chronograph and Due Valvole models. Like previous Car Fairing timepieces, these new models feature specially fabricated dials using the same paint and varnishing techniques used in some of the world’s most famous racing cars.

If you’re a racing fan and don’t already have a Meccaniche Veloci timepiece on your wrist, why wait any longer? Now is the perfect time to start sharing the excitement of championship GT racing with an exclusive limited edition Meccaniche Veloci Racing Fairing watch on your wrist. Since these new editions are crafted using genuine fairings taken from a luxury automobile, production is strictly limited. If you would like to secure one of these exclusive timepieces for yourself, you’ll have to act fast. Fortunately, that won’t be a problem for most Meccaniche Veloci watch fans.

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