Once again, the 33rd edition of the WPHH was absolutely unforgettable. During one week, our partners entered the creative and fascinating world of Franck Muller. The WPHH has turned into a sensational gallery in the Domaine du Grand Malagny, where the guests were invited to discover the exclusive novelties of the group. The exhibition enhanced the beautiful creations of Franck Muller Vanguard Crazy Hours Hom Nguyen , Backes & Strauss and Cvstos.
In a magical and majestic atmosphere, watch aficionados and professionals had the opportunity to discover the most iconic brand’s timepieces along with dazzling new timepieces. For instance, the Curvex CX Giga Tourbillon, the Curvex CX Grand Central Flash Tourbillon, the Vanguard Damas, the Vanguard New Tone Skeleton or even the Vanguard Slim Skeleton. On the feminine side, many models were released: the Curvex CX Lady, the Curvex CX Piano as well as an amazing Cintrée Curvex Retrograde Hour, reaviling a Tourbillon or a Moonphase.
2023 celebrates the Crazy Hours’ 20th anniversary where a spectacular limited collection was created: the Franck Muller Vanguard Crazy Hours Hom Nguyen . Designed in a Vanguard shape, this timepiece combing emblatic symbols of the brand such as the Crazy Hours complication and the iconic numerals hand-painted by the artist. This exclusive edition is flawlessly offering emotions to the owner though its clever and complex mechanism.
In honour of the 20th Anniversary of the Crazy Hours, Franck Muller and Hom Nguyen joined up their talents for the second time, with the same leitmotiv: to bring together the watchmaking know-how and the talent of the artist to offer their collectors an exceptional limited collection.
For this collection, Franck Muller Vanguard Crazy Hours Hom Nguyen let his imagination run free by drawing each numeral with his legendary and talented pattern. From one line to another, the drawing embodies the trajectories of human lives. The numerals drawn by the artist and replicated by Franck Muller’s dial craftsmen in the purest watchmaking tradition thus come to life. The Crazy Hours mechanism offers a unique reading of time, showing the hour numerals drawn by hand in the most unconventional order. Thanks to a patented mechanism, the central hour hand literally jumps from one hour to the next, respectfully following the numbers placed randomly on the dial.
Thereby after 60 minutes the hour hand would jump to the next correct number. Meanwhile, the minute hand follows a conventional 60-minute cycle revolving around the dial. Time becomes a value that is personal, individual, and unique. You find yourself eagerly waiting at each 59th minute to observe the Crazy Hours’ mesmerizing jump.
With a bidirectional self-winding movement, this mythical and enchanting masterpiece of watchmaking enjoys a power reserve of 42 hours. The Franck Muller Vanguard Crazy Hours Hom Nguyen is the perfect translation of a piece of art; each timepiece comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist in addition to the usual certificate of authenticity. To make the collection as unique as it already is, each timepiece will come in a special presentation box.
Available in stainless steel, titanium, ceramic and 18k rose gold, the limited edition of 50 or 100 pieces depending on the finishing, is presented in the sizes 41, 43 and 45 millimetres.