Meccaniche Veloci unveils first in-house movement

Italian-Swiss watch brand Meccaniche Veloci has produced its first in-house watch movement which will feature in two new models.

The MV 8801 automatic movement allows for the ‘separate and simultaneous tracking of four different time zones’ and will feature in the Geneva-based brand’s newly redesigned Icon and Quattro Valvole models.

The name of the movement reflects the name of the brand while the first two numerals replicate the visual effect of having four separate registers.

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Cesare Cerrito, executive chairman of Meccaniche Veloci, said: “A brand that designs and manufactures its proprietary movements instantly becomes part of the select club of the best watchmaking firms. We thus become manufacturers, only eight months after having transferred our operating office to Geneva. This historical moment for the brand, of which we are particularly proud, is another important step in the strategy we have established for the development of this unique brand.”

The first watch to feature the new movement, called the Money Maker, will be presented by the company at the end of next week.

The MV 8801 calibre is 44.3mm in diameter and 6.8mm thick. It features four independent registers; two with hours and minutes; one with hours, minutes and seconds and one hours, minutes and date. The movement features a custom winding rotor, 38 hours power reserve and is decorated with perlage, Côtes de Genève and rhodium plating.

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