Sometimes it’s nice to leave the beaten track of famous watch brands and take a walk into the direction of the lesser known gods. For example this creation from Meccaniche Veloci, an Italian brand. The watch is called the Quattro Valvole and is named after, and inspired by, the four valves that Ferrari used in its 308 GTS/GTB QV. In which the QV naturally stands for Quattro Valvole. Talking about horsepower in a watch!
Meccaniche Veloci, which literally means ‘mechanical speed’, was founded by two racing-enthusiasts who, when they were young, both worked as car mechanics in a garage. After setting up a watch brand together they soon decided that their first collection would be dedicated to the racing powers of the Quattro Valvole. The model has an aluminium case of 48 millimetres that is fixed with four polished titanium screws. The aluminium has been treated with Silicon Oxide to protect the material against perspiration and corrosion. The four dials represent the four valves of the motor and each dial hides an automatic timepiece, through which the Quattro Valvole can display four different time zones. However, since there are no clear distinctions between the four dials, you have to remember yourself which time zone you chose for which part of the watch. Practical? Probably not. But then again: who needs practical if you’ve got a watch like a racecar!