Friday, November 23, 2012
Devilish charm: Valbray 'The Devil Inside'
A relatively new brand launched in 2009, the Valbray concept is simple; their watches are designed to hide and reveal, to combine elegance with sensuality, and to be sporty and at the same time ground-breakingly technical.
The creative duo behind Valbray is Côme de Valbray, a micro-engineering major (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) and Olga Corsini, who graduated from the European Design Institute with a major in Jewellery.
The Devil Inside
Now the Valbray team has created 6 exceptional pieces, on the provocative theme of the Devil.
The two hands watch is apparently possessed by the forces of evil, which in a quarter turn, transform it into an esoteric and diabolic chronograph.
Shaped in a titanium bloc, the timepiece takes its colour codes from the forces of darkness: the black of the oblivion, the golden colour of the burning flames and the deep glowing red of the boiling lava.
The bewitching force of the diaphragm leads us into an infernal dial pierced by the "V" of Valbray intertwined with the number of Satan, "666". This fresco is dominated by a troubling and attractive she-devil, and each interacts in a specific way: the tail of the first marks the rhythm of the seconds; the next, sitting on the date, affixes the name of Valbray with the tips of her fingernails; while the third imprints the universal aphorism, ‘’Devil inside’’, with her trident.
A work of finesse and technicality, the watchmaking dexterity is accentuated with a devil trident and those of the hours and minutes timers transformed into the flames of hell.
The sensual-looking watch is highlighted by the refinement of the golden pushers and crown. Continuing the devilish theme, the tail is engraved into the lining of the strap, and a shadowy she-devil appears on the caseback of the watch.
This edition is jealously limited to 6 numbered pieces and is exclusively available in Switzerland. Unveil the demon in you.
Reference VR01 L
Material Titanium grade 5 with DLC coating
Or rouge 5N
Function Double display: chronograph / hours, minutes
Patent Diaphragm System integrated in the bezel, composed of16 extra thin blades with a black multilayer treatment
Movement Mechanical and automatic chronograph
Rotor: Redesign tri-material rotor winding
Frequency: 28’800 alt/h (4 Hz)
25 functional jewels
44 hours of power reserve
Water resistant 5 ATM
Dial Multi - layered with a honeycomb grid, with a 5N red gold applique and red figurines
Sapphire Crystal Bezel: double side hard antireflective coating
Back: double side hard antireflective coating
Bracelet Black mat alligator with red stitching
Patented deployant buckle with a red gold cover
Limited edition 6 numbered pieces
Price: 24'666.- CHF TTC
Visit the Valbray website