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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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’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

Quattro Valvole
44 Chronograph W123K270
Quattro Valvole
44 Chronograph W123K271
Quattro Valvole
44 Chronograph W123K272
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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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Meccaniche Veloci – New Limited Edition Colors

by John Sealander  

If You Haven’t Already Acquired a Meccaniche Veloci Timepiece,
Maybe You Just Haven’t Found the Right Color

Meccaniche Veloci WatchesAlthough Meccaniche Veloci timepieces have only been available since 2006, they have already established an enviable reputation for quality and style among the world’s leading watch aficionados. Each of these handcrafted timepieces is a masterpiece of industrial design and watchmaking innovation. With strong ties to Italian motor racing, this iconic brand has captured the essence of speed in an exclusive collection of timepieces that pay homage to the world’s fastest cars, aircraft, and helicopters.

To celebrate the holiday season, Meccaniche Veloci has introduced three new limited edition colors to their iconic line. Intense blue, brilliant white and bright orange versions of the Quattro Valvole 48 Four Strokes, 44 Chronograph and Due Valvole will be available in strictly limited editions of 250 pieces each. These exciting new shades are taken directly from the luxury sports car industry, using prestigious cars as the starting point.

Meccaniche Veloci
Quattro Valvole
44 Chronograph W123K270
Meccaniche Veloci
Quattro Valvole
44 Chronograph W123K271
Meccaniche Veloci
Quattro Valvole
44 Chronograph W123K272
Meccaniche Veloci Quattro Valvole 44 Chronograph W123K270 Meccaniche Veloci Quattro Valvole 44 Chronograph W123K271 Meccaniche Veloci Quattro Valvole 44 Chronograph W123K272
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These new limited edition timepieces feature a 44mm black IPB titanium case and scratch resistant sapphire crystal. The blue, white and orange dials join Meccaniche Veloci’s popular red and yellow dials, along with a variety of carbon fiber and brushed metal configurations. Like all Meccaniche Veloci timepieces, each of these new limited edition designs is powered by a precision, Swiss made mechanical movement.

If you are a fan of the world of speed and have always wanted a watch as unique as you are, you need a Meccaniche Veloci timepiece on your wrist. With the addition of intense blue, brilliant white and bright orange editions to the Quattro Valvole 48 Four Strokes, 44 Chronograph and Due Valvole collections, Meccaniche Veloci has made it possible for discriminating watch aficionados to wear a timepiece that truly reflects their personality.

Since each of these new editions is crafted from a genuine fairing taken from a luxury automobile, production is strictly limited to 250 copies each. If you would like to see one of these exciting designs on your own wrist, you’ll have to act fast. You probably already knew that though. Meccaniche Veloci is all about speed.

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