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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Meccaniche Veloci Only One Interceptor

by John Sealander  

An Important Relic of the Cold War Provides the Inspiration For One of
the Hottest “Only One” Timepieces Meccaniche Veloci Has Produced Yet

Meccaniche Veloci WatchesDuring the early 1970’s, the United States and the Soviet Union were still involved in a deadly competition to produce the most advanced weapons systems known to man. This Cold War, as it became to be known, resulted in iconic aircraft for both nations, including the Russian MiG-27 “Flogger.” The single engine MiG-27 was powered by a single after-burning turbojet engine and could reach speeds as high as Mach 1.77.

Although this iconic aircraft ended production in 1986 and has been retired by the Russian Air Force, its heritage lives on in the latest “Only One” creation from Meccaniche Veloci. The dial of the spectacular new “Only One” Air Interceptor edition has been fabricated from an authenticated remnant of a MiG-27 fuselage.

Meccaniche Veloci Quattro Valvole
48 Four Strokes Interceptor
Meccaniche Veloci Quattro Valvole
44 Chronograph Interceptor
Meccaniche Veloci Quattro Valvole
42 Power Reserve Interceptor
Meccaniche Veloci Quattro Valvole 48 Four Strokes Interceptor Meccaniche Veloci Quattro Valvole 44 Chronograph Interceptor Meccaniche Veloci Quattro Valvole 42 Power Reserve Interceptor
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Like all of the previous timepieces in the prestigious Meccaniche Veloci “Only One” collection, each Interceptor edition is unique. Only three of these one-of-a-kind timepieces will ever be produced. There will be a single Quattro Valvole 48 Four Strokes version, a single Quattro Valvole 44 Chronograph, and a single Quattro Valvole 42 Power Reserve.

Each of these amazing timepieces is unique and all three have been rigorously documented and certified by Meccaniche Veloci. Three lucky people will not only enjoy a meticulously engineered luxury timepiece, they will also be the beneficiaries of a priceless piece of history. For the serious collector, the Meccaniche Veloci “Only One” Air Interceptor represents the opportunity of a lifetime. “Only One” watches are so rare and exclusive that if you already own an example from this amazing collection, you will want to own all of them.

The “Only One” Air Interceptor edition features a titanium case with a stealthy IPB black treatment. A single ETA 7750 automatic movement powers the Chronograph model. The Power Reserve utilizes a Soprod 9060 automatic movement, and the Four Strokes edition features four independent ETA 2671 automatic movements. All of these precision movements are Swiss made.

The Cold War may be over, but it spawned one of the hottest watches ever made. If you would like to own one of these extraordinary timepieces, contact an authorized Meccaniche Veloci dealer immediately. The MiG-27 “Flogger” was supersonic and the three available “Only One” Air Interceptor timepieces are going to go almost as fast.

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Meccaniche Veloci Only One – Air Helicopter

Helicopter


by John Sealander  

One of the world’s most important helicopters continues to live at the heart of one of the world’s most exclusive timepieces.

Meccaniche Veloci WatchesMeccaniche Veloci’s exclusive Only One Collection made its official debut at Baselworld 2012. Each watch in this amazing “one of a kind” collection is constructed using actual components from the world of speed, like the fiberglass fairing from a racing motorcycle, or the magnesium flap from a supersonic fighter jet.

Now, Meccaniche Veloci is honoring one of the world’s most significant helicopters with the exclusive Swiss-made Only One Air Huey. The dial of this exotic creation has been fabricated from the airframe of an actual Huey helicopter. These extraordinary helicopters were used extensively during the Vietnam War for medical evacuation and were responsible for saving 1000’s of lives.

Meccaniche Veloci Only One Air Helicopter


Only a single example of the Only One Air Huey will be produced for each watch in the Quattro Valvole Collection. Each watch is totally unique, so the Quattro Valvole 48 Four Strokes Only One, Quattro Valvole 44 Chronograph, and the Quattro Valvole 42 Power Reserve each have their own one-of-a kind dial.

The construction of these unique timepieces has been rigorously documented and certified by Meccaniche Veloci. One lucky person will not only get an engineering masterpiece, they will also get a priceless treasure that is a genuine piece of history. For the serious collector, the Meccaniche Veloci “Only One” Air – Helicopter represents the opportunity of a lifetime.


The Huey made its first flight on October 20, 1956. Now, almost 56 years later, this celebrated workhorse will make its final flight to land on some lucky watch aficionado’s wrist. If you would like to become the owner of this extraordinary timepiece, contact your authorized Meccaniche Veloci dealer immediately.

The Huey became famous for the role it played in rescuing 100 U.S. soldiers stranded in the Vietnam jungle in 1967. With this amazing watch on your wrist, you could be the famous one this time.

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