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Brand Spotlight: Franc Vila

Brand Spotlight: Franc Vila

Franc Vila is a Swiss watchmaking company based out of Geneva that offers uniquely styled timepieces. The goal of Franc Vila is to create luxurious, exclusive, and contemporary classics for the future.


Franc Vila watches are inspired by creativity and innovation. Though the Geneva watchmaker’s timepieces are modern in design, they respect the watchmaking traditions of the past. Everything from the strap to the casing is finely handcrafted to create an intricate luxury watch.


The Story Behind Franc Vila Watches


The history of Franc Vila started with a dream. Franc Vila hails from Valencia in eastern Spain, an area not normally associated with watchmaking. However, Franc Vila became fascinated by high-end watches and developed an interest in watchmaking when he saw his father’s stopped automatic watch come to life. His father told him that the watch only ran when in contact with humans.


As an adult, Franc Vila began collecting fine watches, fountain pens, and other luxury objects. He dreamed up his ideal watch but was unable to find anything like it. After studying biochemistry, fine arts, and philosophy, Franc Vila decided to fulfill his life mission: to create the watch of his dreams.


In the year 2000, Franc Vila began producing innovative watches, drawing from his background in chemistry and the arts. Vila’s first watches were made from stainless steel with dial designs, but they evolved into luxury timepieces. Vila’s passion and creativity have made him one of the top luxury watchmakers in existence today.


Characteristics that make Franc Vila’s work so desirable include their aesthetic perfection, attention to detail, and intricate designs. The watches often boast prestigious complications with a unique design, hence the slogan, “Esprit unique”. Franc Vila watches are made in ultra limited series, which ensures their exclusive production.


Famous Franc Vila Timepieces


  • Franc Vila Fva9 Chronograph Master Quantieme: This visually striking timepiece boasts a sporty design and features a chronograph, annual calendar, and moonphase. The case is made with grade-5 titanium, the rotor is made with 18K rose gold, the bezel is made with Franc Vila’s proprietary high-polished DieHard Extreme Steel, and the dial is made with a solid piece of carbon fiber. The watch is large, with a diameter of 47mm. It is water resistant up to 100 meters.


  • Franc Vila FVa10 Perpetual Calendar GMT: This Franc Vila watch has a GMT perpetual calendar that indicates the months, date, or week, whether it is a leap year or not. It needs to be adjusted every 100 years. The case has a unique shape and is hand polished. The dial is made with a solid piece of precious carbon fiber, a rare material reserved for the most exclusive watches.


  • Franc Vila FVa5 Universal Time Zone (UTC): This watch has a high complication movement with a World Timer display. At 9 o’clock it displays the local city and at 6 o’clock it displays the local time. With the button at 2 o’clock, you can adjust the GMT time zone.


  • Franc Vila FVa8ch Chronograph Big Date: This stunning Franc Vila watch has a big date display and a yellow carbon fiber dial. The design of this luxury watch is sporty, but it could also make a strong statement at a business meeting.

Find Franc Vila Watches for Sale


JZ&F is an international luxury group in Seattle and Bellevue, Washington, USA that specializes in offering high-end luxury timepieces and jewelry. We have become a trusted source of rare and collectible timepieces for a prestigious global clientele ranging from senior executives of Fortune 500 companies to successful business owners. If you’re looking for Franc Vila watches for sale online, email us or call 206.455.6557 to discuss your needs.

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