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Meccaniche Veloci

A brand born from the passion of engines and speed in the design capital of Milan now produces high-end watches in Geneva

About

It started in Milan in 2006 with the presentation of a watch like no other, the QuattroValvole. Taking its name from the Italian expression for four valves per cylinder in an engine, the QuattroValvole has a design inspired by a piston shape and displays four different times simultaneously on its dial, all powered by an in-house self-winding mechanical movement.

Ten years later Meccaniche Veloci can be found at the heart of Switzerland’s luxury watchmaking district of Plan-les-Ouates in Geneva with an exhibition space set up in a former mechanical workshop. Here, the company oversees its entirely Swiss Made production of all components used in the watch, while keeping the unmistakable Italian design.

Today, for watch lovers, “Meccaniche” is synonymous with this unique and eccentric watch brand.

2006
The brand is established in Milan with the QuattroValvole model.
2009
Launch of the Brembo model in carbo-ceramic.
2015
Meccaniche Veloci is established in Geneva.
2016
Launch of the MV 8802 manufacture movement.
2018
Launch of the first in-house tourbillon model.
Philosophy

Meccaniche Veloci sources its inspiration in the mechanics of fast engines. Like watches, they comprise machined metal gears and rely on lubrication for their operation. Also like watches, they are often behind some of the most exotic designs that men enthuse about. The brand combines the two worlds with a case design inspired by a piston with a Swiss soul inside forming two collections: the Icon and the QuattroValvole.
Four rules underpin their philosophy: production in Switzerland of every single component, exclusive use of in-house developed movements, craftsmanship work carried out by expert watchmakers and limited number of pieces created each year.

Collections

Icon

The icon models all have an enclosed case with four separate dials displaying individual times, each with its own sapphire crystal.

QuattroValvole

The original design features a single dial with a large sapphire crystal showing four separate time zones.

Watches

Meccaniche Veloci – Swiss Made, Italian roots

Meccaniche Veloci has certainly made a name for itself in the watch world. The design of the unique Meccaniche Veloci Quattro Valvole watches, inspired by the design of cylinder heads of sports cars, turn one dial into four and use materials like titanium and colours like black that Meccaniche Veloci has transported from the world of the automobile to its luxury Meccaniche Veloci watches for men.

Meccaniche Veloci prides itself on the watch passport that is issued with every Meccaniche Veloci luxury watch in its collection, confirming that every Meccaniche Veloci watch component is made in Switzerland, even the black leather watch strap. The brand also uses its own in-house Meccaniche Veloci automatic watch movements.

The Meccaniche Veloci Quattro Valvole watch design originally consisted of four separate automatic watch movements to show four different time zones and simultaneously display the time in four different locations. Although these Meccaniche Veloci watches now use the Meccaniche Veloci automatic watch movement, the signature Meccaniche Veloci design has been kept, with the four subdials now used for a number of different designs, including Meccaniche Veloci tourbillon watches for men.

The use of gold and natural titanium for the watch case, combined with high-tech materials such as texalium and carbon fibre for the watch dial and specialist PVD and DLC coatings, make the Meccaniche Veloci Quattro Valvolve watch a unique luxury sports watch for men. The Meccaniche Veloci Quattro Valvole watch has evolved from the original Meccaniche Veloci Icon watches for men, which house four individual hour and minute dials for the time.

Mecchaniche Veloci also offers a bespoke atelier service that allows customers to customise their Meccaniche Veloci watch to their own tastes, choosing from different materials for the watch case and watch strap and different configurations for the dial of the watches.

Selected Meccaniche Veloci Quattro Valvole luxury watches for men

Meccaniche Veloci Icon Tourbillon watch. Meccaniche Veloci Quattro Valvole watch case in brushed rose gold, watch dial in carbon fibre, strap in black crocodile leather, clasp in 18-carat rose gold. MV8880 calibre automatic watch movement. Price: CHF 75,000.

Meccaniche Veloci Quattro Valvole Tourbillon watch. Meccaniche Veloci Quattro Valvole watch case in brushed rose gold, watch dial in carbon fibre, strap in black crocodile leather, clasp in 18-carat rose gold. MV8880 calibre automatic watch movement. Price: CHF 75,000.

Meccaniche Veloci Quattro Valvole Moneymaker gold watch. Meccaniche Veloci Quattro Valvole watch case in brushed rose gold, black watch dial, strap in black crocodile leather, clasp in 18-carat rose gold. MV8802 calibre automatic watch movement. Price: CHF 37,000.

Meccaniche Veloci Quattro Valvole CarboNero watch. Meccaniche Veloci Quattro Valvole watch case in brushed titanium, black carbon fibre watch dial, strap in black leather, clasp in stainless steel. MV8802 calibre automatic watch movement. Price: CHF 8,200.

Selected vintage Meccaniche Veloci watches for men

You will find a number of vintage Meccaniche Veloci watches at online market places such as ebay. These sites often feature the older chronograph models in titanium with PVD coatings and the seller will usually offer free shipping.

Before introducing the distinctive case of the Quattro Valvole, Meccaniche Veloci was famous for its Meccaniche Veloci chronograph watches, with a swivel watch case design developed for drivers so that they could read the time with their hands on the wheel. This luxury chronograph collection was made predominantly in titanium and carbon fibre.

Meccaniche Veloci chronograph driver automatic watch

Made in titanium and carbon fibre, equipped with a swivel case protected by a curved shaft, this sporting chronograph is designed with the keen driver very much in mind. Titanium case, multiple time dials.

Meccaniche Veloci Quattro Valvole Evolution 44 Chronograph

Meccaniche Veloci Quattro Valvole titanium case with black dial and black rubber strap.

Meccaniche Veloci Corsa Corta

Black PVD steel Meccaniche Veloci watch case with black dial and manual watch movement.

Meccaniche Veloci limited edition chronograph

Black PVD titanium Meccaniche Veloci watch case with black skeletonised chronograph dial, black rubber strap and automatic chronograph watch movement.