Meccaniche Veloci QuattroValvole Nardi Limited Edition

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Meccaniche Veloci presents a  QuattroValvole Nardi Edition, a limited-edition collection of 50 timepieces.

The watchmaking brand has enriched its beautiful creations with a new story of Italian excellence in celebration of a highly traditional company, Nardi: a legendary brand that has worked with the greatest names in the automobile industry for over ninety years. The new Meccaniche Veloci Limited Edition continues the tradition of a partnership that has in the past allowed the brand to tell stories of fascinating engines and explore a wide range of materials in an expression of creative freedom applied to high watchmaking.

Four small dials edged in blue in tribute to Nardi’s colours stand out against the QuattroValvole’s dial. The two brands’ logos appear at the centre. All the hours and minutes hands are coated with SuperLuminova and the seconds function is fulfilled by the small red hand at the bottom right of the dial, while the date may be read through a circular aperture within the dial above

The characteristic case of Meccaniche Veloci watches, inspired by the design of a piston, is made from titanium and decorated on the edge of the case middle with a narrow, hard wooden insert with beautiful veining and extraordinary resistance. Meccaniche Veloci celebrates wood, the star material of Nardi creations. The watch dial presents an opaque surface with a delicate guilloché weave. As well as demonstrating the high quality typical of traditional watchmaking, this finish also renders the dial more precious and clearly recalls the harmonious design of Nardi’s most exclusive pedigree steering wheels that are still hand-crafted to this day. Featuring a 49 mm case with anti-reflective sapphire crystal, it is driven by the calibre MV8802 developed in-house by Meccaniche Veloci which allows two different time zones to be displayed simultaneously and independently, an expression of both the fleeting nature of time and space and their precise mastery. On the case, four crowns positioned adjacent to the four dials allow each individual time zone to be adjusted.

QuattroValvole Nardi Limited Edition, 50 pieces. The strap of the QuattroValvole Nardi Edition model, directly attached to the case via a system that does not require lugs, is in black leather with green stitching and a steel MV folding clasp

Meccaniche Veloci QuattroValvole Nardi Limited Edition

Case: Natural brushed / polished titanium with wood insert

Diameter: 49mm

Bezel: Polished titanium

Glass: Anti-reflective sapphire crystal

Caseback: Natural brushed titanium with mineral glass

Dial: guilloché with Meccaniche Veloci and Nardi logos Indexes and Hands Super-LumiNova C1BL X1

Water-resistance: 50 m

Strap: Black leather, light-blue stitchings

Clasp: Folding Clasp

Calibre: MV 8802, movement mechanical, unidirectional selfwinding

Dimensions: 44.30 mm

Functions: 4 independent time zones, instantaneous date, stop-seconds

Main dial: Hour, minute and date at 9 o’clock Ancillary dials, Hour, minute, and seconds (1) / hour and minute (2)

Power reserve: 48 hours

Number of parts: 328

Number of jewels: 33

Incabloc shock protection system

Price: Euro 11.000