This Cobra bites hard. But unlike its reptilian counterpart, its hold on you is more invigorating than fatal. Beginning with the marque’s signature elliptical “Espirit Unique” case which, apart from being fortified in diehard extreme steel, red gold or titanium, is now galvanised with carbon fibre inserts on its bezel.
This new sports-inspired Chronographe Grand Dateur Automatique is also endowed with 300m water resistance. Complete with an integrated rubber strap, this cool dive-friendly Cobra is made to withstand even the most intense of water sports, heralding Franc Vila’s foray into the sports timekeeping realm.
Elsewhere, the marque’s iconic dial that recalls an inverted figure of ’8′ continues to hog the limelight. Made of carbon fibre, it even sports a guilloche centre that keeps the traditional and avant-garde camps elated without over tipping each side of the scale.
Fitted with the automatic FV8Ch chronograph movement with date indication and 42- hour power reserve, the Cobra’s limited run of 88 pieces should put you at ease as chances of running into a mate with similar wrist candy are slim to none.