Valbray and Leica present the EL1 Chrono - Leica Rumors
For the “100 years anniversary of Leica photography” Valbray and Leica officially announced the EL1 Chrono. The price for the limited edition watch (100 pieces) will be €17,990 (around $24,500): The birth of the project New projects often arise by meetings guided by destiny. The birth of the watch EL1 Chrono doesn’t make an exception… Côme de Valbray is […]
Leica Camera Maker Teams Up With Valbray Timepieces For 100th Anniversary Watch
Valbray, a Swiss watch maker, has been producing a very interesting timepiece for several years now and for 2014 released a limited edition "EL1 Chronograph" model in collaboration with the famed German high-end camera maker Leica.
350 Processors And 90,000 Watts of Power Just To Mill A Curved Line? CNC Primer | Quill & Pad
On a recent visit to the Valbray manufacture, I surreptitiously looked at the electrics in back of a CNC machine (as one does). Seeing my interest, Côme de Valbray, who co-founded the brand with his wife Olga, casually mentioned that the racks of electronics contained the processing power of 350 powerful computers and that the machine drew up to 90,000 watts of power in operation: that's equivalent to the power used by around ten homes.
Introducing The Valbray EL1 "100 Years Of Leica Photography Edition" (Details & Pricing) - HODINKEE
Last month we introduced you to Valbray and its unique Oculus diaphragm dial system, inspired by camera lenses. So, it makes perfect sense that it would be Valbray to partner with Leica on the occasion of its 100 year anniversary to create a watch the embodies the spirit of its cameras. Here we have the aptly-named Valbray EL1 "100 Years Of Leica Photography Edition," a pair of titanium chronographs with design details inspired by Leica's cameras, limited to only 100 pieces worldwide. Let's…