Meccaniche Veloci’s Icon Damascus collection has become a limited edition with a production of 10 pieces per year and limited serial number engraved on the case back.
The initiative responds to the important request related to this timepiece and respects the production rhythms of Meccaniche Veloci.
The project, which involves this special model, is part of the new course of the Maison that for some years now has been offering exclusively limited-edition watches with proprietary movement, as well as certified for the Swiss origin of all their components.
Particular attention is paid to the quality and craftsmanship of the watch, as per the tradition of Meccaniche Veloci.
The damascus steel used for Icon Damascus is forged by an Italian craftsman in the northern region of Milan and then the raw material is sent to Switzerland to be machined by Meccaniche Veloci.
The timepiece explores a steel technique used for more than a thousand years. The allure of history turns into a very topical aesthetic and design concept. The steel is stretched and folded down on itself many times during forging.
This process creates a unique pattern that becomes the proud protagonist of the timepiece’s case. The decorative motif of the Damascus steel originates from the union of different types of metal, this aspect corresponds to an exceptional resistance and stability quality over time.
The metal of the 49 millimeter case and of the bezel shows a texture characterized by irregular “waves” that create shiny and opaque effects.
In this unreleased background stand out the distinctive four matt black dials, each one indicating minutes and hours, while the date and the red seconds hand are located on the bottom right dial and top right dial. The functions of every single dial are regulated via their corresponding crowns.
The caseback, which is also embellished with the effects of metal processing, bears the inscription of the limited serial number, such as “2/10 in year 1” as well as the name of the watch and the serial number of the case.
The metal effect is interrupted on the case middle by a black a-DLC titanium band that besides adding more audacity to the timepiece, emulates and celebrates the next-gen pistons with black Teflon anti-seize insert.
Icon Damascus is driven by the calibre MV 8802 developed in-house, which is visible through the open caseback.
The strap, directly attached to the case via a system that does not require lugs, is in black leather with red stitching and a black a-DLC steel folding clasp.