Franc Vila Creates Bold FVa8Ch Bicentenario Sergio Perez Watch

Oct 11, 2010
Franc Vila is pleased to unveil its FVa8Ch Bicentenario Sergio Perez watch, the official timepiece of the GP2 driver to debut in F1 the following year as a member of the Sauber team.

The watchmaking company has recently signed the sponsoring agreement with the 20-year old Mexican driver, having appreciated his remarkable achievements in the challenging world of racing.

The FVa8Ch Bicentenario Sergio Perez watch demonstrates the colors of the Mexican flag, paying tribute to the bicentenary of the independence of Mexico. You will notice the driver’s initials that substituted the numerals 1 and 11, celebrating his victories in the GP2 championship.

The new Franc Vila watch is animated by an automatic manually-finished movement - Caliber FV8Ch. Besides conventional hours, minutes and seconds, the complicated movement animates the chronograph functions and a "big date" calendar presented in a double window. It offers a 42-hour power-reserve.


The case of the timepiece, rendered in steel, features the signature “Esprit Unique” shape with an elliptic and circular bezel. The case construction incorporates a sapphire crystal over the dial and a sapphire crystal case-back provided with double anti-glare treatment. The watch boasts 100-meter water-resistance.

The white kevlar and guilloche dial has a sub-dial for chronograph minutes at 6 o’clock and another sub-dial for chronograph hours at 9 o’clock. The chronograph seconds hand is positioned in the center. The small seconds are found at 3 o’clock. As for the double date window, it is found at 12 o’clock.

The Franc Vila FVa8Ch Bicentenario Sergio Perez watch is secured to the wearer’s wrist on a black or white crocodile leather strap embellished with red and green stitching and fitted with a deployant buckle. The watch may also be coupled with a rubber sports strap. It can be also presented on a double-sided crocodile leather strap, with the inner part in red or green and the outer part in red or green.

The celebrity watch will be limited to just 28 pieces.

For a few years, Sergio Perez has been a part of Escuderia Telmex, offering its support to drivers in a range of categories. He took the second prize in GP2 championship 2010, having won four races, with the highly prestigious championship round in Monaco on the list.

The brilliant career of Sergio Perez started in Karting, with victories in five championships. He, then, joined Formula BMW for two years. After this period, the driver became a member of the National Class of the British F3 International Series, having won a still record 14 races. In 2008, Sergio Perez he became fourth in the International Class of the British F3 International Series. At the age of 18, the talented driver became the youngest race winner of the GP2 Asia series.


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