By TLex I won't bore everyone with all the text from the press release again, the SHCI was actually released last year, but production must have been held back. VOLNA have a number of Typhoon models, they won't be to everyone's taste and are quite pricey, but I admit to thinking they're kinda cool, and they seem to be of a very high quality. . .
I'm not sure if VOLNA as we know it will continue to exist, their website is down, I hope they will. VOLNA have recently partnered with Yvan Arpa; you might know him better for Romain Jerome’s love it or hate it Titanic DNA collection. Arpa was given the boot by RJ, but was very quickly brought on board by VOLNA co-founder Sebastien Bottinelli to create a new brand, VOLNATOMIC .
If the one rendering I have seen is anything to go by then VOLNATOMIC are going to be even less to everyone's taste than VOLNA are. Eyesore would be a gross understatement, they are best described by themselves as being disturbing, I agree . . .
Presented for the first time at Baselworld, the Typhoon Siberia is made entirely of Grade 5 titanium and is the result of new advances in this high-tech material – light, unalterable and anti-allergic. This dynamic chronograph from Volna is a perfect marriage between “Russian heritage and Swiss made”. Produced in two limited series of 125 pieces, the Typhoon Siberia comes in polished and satin-finished Grade 5 titanium or with highly-resistant black double carbon treatment.
MOVEMENT Auto, Volna VM-94-01 calibre, 28,800 vib/h, 42-hour power reserve
FUNCTIONS Hours, minutes, date and chronograph
CASE 3 parts G5 titanium (without nickel), 46.5mm
Sapphire crystal with double-sided anti-reflective coating
Engraved titanium back
Unidirectional engraved bezel
Water-resistant to 300 m
DIAL Matt black with applique plate in satin-finished ruthenium
Numerals and hands with red Superluminova
BRACELET / Strap Genuine rubber with double G5 titanium buckle