Franck Muller Grand Central Cintrée Curvex

Franck Muller presents Franck Muller Grand Central Cintrée Curvex, an exceptional complication watch with a spectacular Tourbillon placed at the center of the timepiece.
In addition to this attractive and surprising decentering, Franck Muller designers and watchmakers had to find an innovative system to display the time in the center of the watch. Thus, they found an innovative way to place the hour and second hands around the Tourbillon cage, highlighting the beauty of the piece. Extremely rare for a Franck Muller Tourbillon collection, the watch holds a self-winding movement, thanks to an eccentric micro rotor, offering 4 days of power reserve.
This beautiful central Tourbillon is housed in a redesigned Franck Muller Grand Central Cintrée Curvex case where the sapphire crystal extends all the way to the bracelet, giving much greater visibility to the dial. Furthermore, the bezel which is separate from the case, allows beautiful two-tone treatments
This design totally changes the aspect of the original Franck Muller Grand Central Cintrée Curvex and fully highlights the beautiful curves of the watch. It also gives full visibility to the dial by limiting the amount of material used on the sides which is technically very difficult to achieve and giving the case a new modern line of life. The open back allows to admire the pure traditional decorations as the Côte de Genève.

Franck Muller Vanguard Yachting Crazy Hours

Franck Muller expands their Franck Muller Vanguard Yachting Crazy Hours collection by unveiling its new Crazy Hours timepiece dedicated to the sea world. Showing hour numerals in the most unconventional order, the Crazy Hours is one of the most emblematic complications of Franck Muller brand. The collection offers a unique reading of time, thanks to a patented mechanism, that allows the hour hand to cleverly jump from one hour to the next in the correct order. Meanwhile, the minute hand follows a conventional 60-minute cycle revolving around the dial. The timepiece shows a creative vision of time, offering emotions to the owner through its clever and complex mechanism. The timepiece features all the seafaring details, from the deep blue to the wind rose adorning the dial. The distinct Vanguard numerals perfectly complement the audacious design of the dial and enhance its high legibility.
The Franck Muller Vanguard Yachting Crazy Hours is available in two case sizes: 44 mm x 53.7 mm x 13.7 mm and 32 mm x 42.3 mm x 9.9 mm. The large size model is equipped with self-winding movement FM 2800-CHRS and the small size model features self-winding calibre FM 2038-CHRS.
Franck Muller will present the new Vanguard Crazy Hours collection during its traditional watchmaking fair, the WPHH (the World Presentation of Haute Horlogerie), at the heart of its manufacture in Geneva, from Monday, January 14th to Friday, January 18th, 2019.
The Franck Muller Vanguard Yachting Crazy Hours collection faithfully reflects the House’s audacity, while bringing a unique aestheticism to the collection. The most iconoclastic complication of Franck Muller: the Crazy Hours, is highlighted in a Vanguard case with sporty curves and colorful numbers applied by hand. The material is into the spotlight, with the brushed stainless steel case and dial. An aesthetic that lives up to the eccentricity of the complication, with the iconic numbers of the Vanguard collection in blue, red, green or orange, that seem to stand out from the brushed stainless steel dial. The luminescent hands match the color of the audacious applied numerals, and the lines of the box have been worked to give it a sporty and modern character.

The Franck Muller Vanguard Yachting Crazy Hours collection, combines boldness and creativity, giving people who wear this exceptional timepiece a new way to read the time. Indeed, since the earliest sun dials, the watch hands have always moved in chronological order from 1 to 12 and the association of the zenith with noon is so strong that nobody needs to recognise the numeral 12 in order to know what time it is. The Crazy Hours offers a new reading of time, showing hour numerals 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 randomly numbers on the dial. Thereby, after every 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.
Launched in 2003, the Crazy Hours complication has attracted watch aficionados for more than fifteen years in its famous Cintrée Curvex case. It is now presented for the first time in a Vanguard case. The complication comprises a jumping hour module and an automatic movement. While the hour hand jumps to point the correct hour numeral, the minute hand revolves round the dial in a traditional 60-minute cycle. Although the hour numerals seem randomly placed, there is a sequence to the ‘crazy’ hours – each subsequent number is placed at an approximately 120-degree arc away from the preceding number.

Franck Muller Vanguard Racing Skeleton Replica

The Franck Muller Vanguard Racing Skeleton Replica collection from Franck Muller takes inspiration from the world of automotive competition. It houses a stylish engine-turned skeletonized movement.

Inspired by the motorsport engines, the automatic movement and the frame structure of the Vanguard Racing Skeleton have been significantly lightened. To realize this dynamic timepiece, technical materials such as carbon fiber, titanium and aluminum have been chosen. Since Franck Muller first introduced the Vanguard series over five years ago, the collection has leapt forward and become the platform on which new and bold developments are launched. The collection also introduced a new era for the brand, as it moved away from jewellery-centric watches and re-established itself as a fine watchmaking manufacture. Along with the Vanguard, we saw new chronograph models emerge, as well as impressive oversized tourbillons, and delightful revivals of classic Franck Muller complications such as the Crazy Hours. The Vanguard collection reminded the industry at large that Franck Muller was one of the first watchmakers to place the tourbillon on the front of the watch dial, rather than keep it at the back of the movement as with traditional watchmaking. In many ways, his work introduced an era of dynamic high watchmaking to be shown off on the dial.

On the eve of its 30th anniversary, the brand continues to expand on its Vanguard series, with a new model, the Racing Skeleton, hitting stores this quarter. The watch sets the Vanguard collection’s bold and definitive looks in the style of a motorsport-inspired machine, delivering a sexy timepiece with hidden chassis enhancements that are not immediately evident at first glance.
At the heart of the Franck Muller Vanguard Racing Skeleton Replica is the FM 2800-DT movement, a three-hand caliber that’s a foundation movement used previously in other Vanguard Racing models. The movement is fully skeletonised this time around and visible through the front of the watch, which has a secondary see-through crystal within the watch showing the central seconds and the gear train that lies underneath.

The watch differs from other past Franck Muller Vanguard Racing Skeleton Replica models such as the Grande Date or Gravity. A central seconds ring, which supports the seconds display at the centre of the dial and under which a skeletonised date display rests, is attached to the case via the hour markers, which alternate between angled bars and cut-out Arabic numerals. The movement sits below this layer, with four bridges that support and protect it against shock and are screwed to the back.

While the hour and minute hands run in pretty much the same way, the seconds hand is a different matter altogether. The start of the seconds run is at six o’clock rather than 12, much like the speedometer of a vehicle. This reposition may not seem like much, but it has a very significant effect when it comes to looking at the watch. For example, the minute shift that takes place as the seconds hand passes “59” now occurs at the base of the dial rather than the top, and the date jump is similarly scheduled.
Four case variations are available, in rose gold, steel, carbon or titanium. The watch has a suede strap with a rubberised back, which is also attached to the watch case via two screws rather than a standard spring bar. Thus, the strap appears to merge into the case, rather than sit around it, giving it a seamless appearance in design. Motoring enthusiasts will find this a charming addition to their collection. The Vanguard Racing Skeleton features hours, minutes, seconds and date. The central seconds counter, thanks to a smoked sapphire glass, provides an accurate display while allowing great visibility of the movement. The seconds indications start from the bottom instead of the top as in an automobile rev counter, allowing the owner to read the seconds from both ends of the hand. The white hand with red tip and the bicolor second indications further reinforce the idea of a rev counter, making you want to push the hand into the red zone. To further accentuate the skeleton design, the date numbers have also been fully skeletonized. The strap is subtly integrated into the case with the help of two unseen screws, instead of the regular spring-bar technique. The rubber inside the strap effortlessly takes the shape of the wrist, combining comfort and aesthetics, while the Alcantara suede reminds the covering of a sports car cockpit.

Franck Muller Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton

The Revolution series of tourbillons by Franck Muller Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton represents some of the most ambitious, radical and astonishing achievements in the history of contemporary watchmaking. Today, Franck Muller unveils the Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton, that offers an exceptional technical spectacle as well as emotions only to be found at Franck Muller. Featuring a breathtaking skeleton movement, this timepiece stylishly reveals openworked black bridges and red aluminium indicators that allows to observe one of the most beautiful mechanism in all of Horlogerie. This triple axis tourbillon corrects the force of gravity in all positions, contrary to a classic tourbillon which only compensates it when the wristwatch is in a vertical position. This complex system of carriages is a technical marvel and is the result of one of the most complex creations in Haute Horlogerie.
Dominating the lower half of the movement, the extraordinary triple axis tourbillon slowly turns through the one-hour, eight-minute and 60-second cycles of its respective three carriages. This highly complex mechanism makes the Franck Muller Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton a wonder of precision and above all a masterpiece of micromechanics. Power flows from the gear train through all three carriages to activate the balance wheel five times each second. As the Revolution 3 has three carriages, the gear train has significant resistance to overcome. So as to provide an abundance of energy to drive this triple axis tourbillon, the movement was given a massive 10 days of power reserve. Furthermore, there are two retrograde indications at 4 and 8 o’clock for the progression of the eight-minute carriage and the 60-second carriage. Housed for the first time in a Vanguard case, this timepiece features a unique sapphire dome on the front and back of the watch, allowing to further highlight the magnificent triple axis tourbillon.
The Vanguard case, made of grade-2 titanium, is treated with black PVD coating. The strap, made of red Alcantara, effortlessly takes the shape of the wrist and perfectly complements the red decorations on the movement and the Vanguard case.
Wholly designed and manufactured in-house, the futuristic design of the Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton is a mechanical treasure showcasing the exceptional know-how Franck Muller manufacture.

The new Franck Muller Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton comes with Franck Muller’s 5-year tourbillon warranty and is delivered in a very special box with an automated opening system.
The triple axis tourbillon of the Franck Muller Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton corrects the force of gravity in all positions, contrary to a classic tourbillon which only compensates it when the wristwatch is in a vertical position. This complex system of carriages is a technical marvel and is the result of one of the most complex creations in Haute Horlogerie.

Franck Muller Vanguard Racing Skeleton

Since Franck Muller Vanguard Racing Skeleton first introduced the Vanguard series over five years ago, the collection has leapt forward and become the platform on which new and bold developments are launched. The collection also introduced a new era for the brand, as it moved away from jewellery-centric watches and re-established itself as a fine watchmaking manufacture. Along with the Vanguard, we saw new chronograph models emerge, as well as impressive oversized tourbillons, and delightful revivals of classic Franck Muller complications such as the Crazy Hours. The Vanguard collection reminded the industry at large that Franck Muller was one of the first watchmakers to place the tourbillon on the front of the watch dial, rather than keep it at the back of the movement as with traditional watchmaking. In many ways, his work introduced an era of dynamic high watchmaking to be shown off on the dial.

On the eve of its 30th anniversary, the brand continues to expand on its Vanguard series, with a new model, the Franck Muller Vanguard Racing Skeleton , hitting stores this quarter. The watch sets the Vanguard collection’s bold and definitive looks in the style of a motorsport-inspired machine, delivering a sexy timepiece with hidden chassis enhancements that are not immediately evident at first glance.
At the heart of the Franck Muller Vanguard Racing Skeleton is the FM 2800-DT movement, a three-hand caliber that’s a foundation movement used previously in other Vanguard Racing models. The movement is fully skeletonised this time around and visible through the front of the watch, which has a secondary see-through crystal within the watch showing the central seconds and the gear train that lies underneath.

The watch differs from other past Vanguard skeleton models such as the Grande Date or Gravity. A central seconds ring, which supports the seconds display at the centre of the dial and under which a skeletonised date display rests, is attached to the case via the hour markers, which alternate between angled bars and cut-out Arabic numerals. The movement sits below this layer, with four bridges that support and protect it against shock and are screwed to the back.

While the hour and minute hands run in pretty much the same way, the seconds hand is a different matter altogether. The start of the seconds run is at six o’clock rather than 12, much like the speedometer of a vehicle. This reposition may not seem like much, but it has a very significant effect when it comes to looking at the watch. For example, the minute shift that takes place as the seconds hand passes “59” now occurs at the base of the dial rather than the top, and the date jump is similarly scheduled.
Four case variations are available, in rose gold, steel, carbon or titanium. The watch has a suede strap with a rubberised back, which is also attached to the watch case via two screws rather than a standard spring bar. Thus, the strap appears to merge into the case, rather than sit around it, giving it a seamless appearance in design. Motoring enthusiasts will find this a charming addition to their collection.

Franck Muller Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton

The Revolution series of tourbillons by Franck Muller represents some of the most ambitious, radical and astonishing achievements in the history of contemporary watchmaking. Today, Franck Muller unveils the Franck Muller Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton , that offers an exceptional technical spectacle as well as emotions only to be found at Franck Muller.
Featuring a breathtaking skeleton movement, this timepiece stylishly reveals openworked black bridges and red aluminium indicators that allows to observe one of the most beautiful mechanism in all of Horlogerie.
This triple axis tourbillon corrects the force of gravity in all positions, contrary to a classic tourbillon which only compensates it when the wristwatch is in a vertical position. This complex system of carriages is a technical marvel and is the result of one of the most complex creations in Haute Horlogerie.
Dominating the lower half of the movement, the extraordinary triple axis tourbillon slowly turns through the one-hour, eight-minute and 60-second cycles of its respective three carriages. This highly complex mechanism makes the Franck Muller Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton a wonder of precision and above all a masterpiece of micromechanics.
Power flows from the gear train through all three carriages to activate the balance wheel five times each second. As the Revolution 3 has three carriages, the gear train has significant resistance to overcome. So as to provide an abundance of energy to drive this triple axis tourbillon, the movement was given a massive 10 days of power reserve. Furthermore, there are two retrograde indications at 4 and 8 o’clock for the progression of the eight-minute carriage and the 60-second carriage.
Housed for the first time in a Vanguard case, this timepiece features a unique sapphire dome on the front and back of the watch, allowing to further highlight the magnificent triple axis tourbillon.
The Vanguard case, made of grade-2 titanium, is treated with black PVD coating. The strap, made of red Alcantara, effortlessly takes the shape of the wrist and perfectly complements the red decorations on the movement and the Vanguard case.
Wholly designed and manufactured in-house, the futuristic design of the Franck Muller Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton is a mechanical treasure showcasing the exceptional know-how Franck Muller manufacture.

The new Franck Muller Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton comes with Franck Muller’s 5-year tourbillon warranty and is delivered in a very special box with an automated opening system.
The triple axis tourbillon of the Franck Muller Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton corrects the force of gravity in all positions, contrary to a classic tourbillon which only compensates it when the wristwatch is in a vertical position. This complex system of carriages is a technical marvel and is the result of one of the most complex creations in Haute Horlogerie.

Franck Muller Vanguard Skeleton

One of Franck Muller’s bestselling models, the Vanguard is a modern take on the brand’s signature Cintree Curvex case. Already available in a bewildering variety of sizes, complications, and materials, the line now gets one of its most interesting iterations yet – the Franck Muller Vanguard Skeleton Sapphire.

Featuring a clear sapphire crystal case, the new Vanguard is interesting beyond its colours and shape. Inside is a hand-wind, in-house movement with a seven-day power reserve. And in the Vanguard Skeleton Sapphire Color Dreams, the movement bridges are anodised in a multitude of colours.
The Franck Muller Vanguard Skeleton Sapphire is typical of modern-day Franck Muller watches – large and flamboyant, especially in the Color Dreams livery.

But it also reflects Franck Muller being a vertically-integrated brand – an accomplishment not widely recognised by aficionados – with the in-house form movement that has a weeklong power reserve.
While the shape of the case is reminiscent of Richard Mille, Franck Muller is the brand responsible for making the tonneau case popular in contemporary watchmaking. The Cintree Curvex was inspired by tonneau-shaped Cartier and Patek Philippe watches of the early 20th century, and became one of the “it” watches of the 1990s.
The Vanguard Skeleton Sapphire is a large 44 mm by 53.7 mm, while standing 12.7 mm high. But its size is justified by the cal. FM 1740-VS within.

It’s a large, manual-wind movement with twin, stacked barrels that provide seven days of running time, or a power reserve of over 160 hours.
Made of lightweight aluminium, the bridges have been opened worked in a linear style, giving the calibre a clean, modern appearance.

A variety of models are available, but the Color Dreams version is quintessential Franck Muller Vanguard Skeleton Sapphire in its colours.

Franck Muller Conquistador Line

To celebrate the Formula One Grand Prix of Singapore which was held from Friday 25th to Sunday 27 September 2009 in the heart of the city, Franck Muller has created a watch which conveys the passion and exhilaration of this race – the Chronograph Conquistador Grand Prix.

The Franck Muller Chronograph Conquistador Grand Prix is a powerful combination of technology and aesthetic excellence. This novelty of the legendary Cintrée Curvex body certainly has a bit of attitude, but is still very sporty. The flambé silvered dial with applied indexes and super luminova relief numerals positions the watch as a true adventurous masculine character.

As with Formula 1 cars, the body of the Franck Muller Chronograph Conquistador Grand Prix is strengthened by a combination of different materials. This time, the Master of Complication has opted for a high-tech alloy, the ultra-light and highly robust Ergal, which is treated by anodization to improve its resistance to corrosion and abrasion. Commonly used in Formula 1 and the aerospace industry, Ergal is extremely resistant in relation to its weight and thus furthers the brand’s mechanical prowess.

The Franck Muller Chronograph Conquistador Grand Prix is powered by the FM 7000 automatic movement. It also sports a date corrector push-piece at 9 o’clock enabling the wearer to set the date back or forward with ease. Fine-tuned down to the last detail, the movement’s parts are fully decora
The brand now encompasses 19 collections for gentlemen and 13 collections for women, including the “grandes complications” line with some of the most technically complex timepieces in the world, as well as the popular Franck Muller Conquistador.
Franck Muller has launched a new summer edition dedicated to the mythic island of the Cyclades: Mykonos. The collection invites to travel in the magic island, well known for its beaches, white houses and summer party atmosphere. For this limited edition, Franck Muller proposes 16 exclusive watches in rose gold and 21 watches in brushed titanium.
The Grand Central Tourbillon is a spectacular new collection, where the Tourbillon is in the spotlight, placed at the center of the timepiece. One of the complexities of the collection, lies in the fact that we had to totally rethink the watch in order to move the Tourbillon from its original position at 6 o’clock to the center of the watch.
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Franck Muller Vanguard Camouflage Chronograph

If you want to get technical (and at T+T we always do), Franck Muller Vanguard Camouflage Chronograph is a combination of patterns, colours and materials that serves to conceal an object and help it blend in with its surroundings. In nature, think leopards and tigers. In more man-made contexts, camouflage is the domain of the military, where it’s often given the boring-yet-descriptive name of ‘disruptive pattern material’ – the amorphous blobs and swirling shapes of modern camo serving to obscure the shape of the soldier or vehicle against its environment.
If we only used this set of criteria, the Franck Muller Vanguard Chronograph Camouflage would not pass MOD muster. Even though the dial does a good job imitating forest, desert and urban camouflage patterns, there’s still no mistaking that curvex shape of the watch.
Luckily then, this Vanguard isn’t military issue – rather it uses camouflage in its far more fun and fashionable context – that of style. And of course, on high streets and catwalks across the world, fashion’s appropriation of this covert print isn’t intended to make the wearer blend in with the crowd, but to help them stand out. And on this front the Vanguard excels.
Even if the watch didn’t sport those not-so-stealthy dials, the bold 45mm steel case with integrated pushers would catch the eye, as would the stylised numerals. Straps on the brown and green models are fine leather inset in rubber, and the blue, as befitting its more nautical vibe, uses a textured sailcloth-like material.
The green and brown amp up the contrast with black cases and dial details, while the blue sticks to a brushed steel approach. And even though there’s no doubt these timepieces won’t be for everyone, if you’re after a big, bold piece that’s the star of the show, this could be for you. Only question is – which colour do you go?

Franck Muller Vanguard

When we saw Kingston Chu’s rose gold Vanguard at the opening of the Franck Muller Sydney boutique in October, we knew we had to get a closer look. Here was a Franck Muller unlike any we’d encountered before: lightweight and sporty, yet still boldly designed with the trademark curves. So when we had the opportunity to spend some time with the Vanguard, we jumped at it.
Fans of Franck will be unsurprised to learn that there’s a profusion of Franck Muller Vanguard models available. A quick tally of the brand’s website shows 27 different models, in both time-only and chronograph versions, cased in a diverse range of materials from red gold and titanium right up to carbon fibre and full diamond set options. Really, there’s a Vanguard for everyone – and after careful deliberation we’ve found ours: reference V45 SC DT TT NR BR ER. Sexy, no? But clunky nomenclature aside, there’s a lot we like about this watch.
First up, the curvex case. While the distinctive shape remains, its execution in black PVD-treated titanium with crimson highlights makes the piece feel more dystopian than deco. In our opinion, the best thing about this case design is the broad, curved crystal, which really opens up the dial, allowing you to read it quickly, and inspect the detail closely. And it certainly holds up to such close examination with its hand-finished applied Arabic numerals detailed in red, which really makes them stand out against the dark, brushed dial. It also features compass bearings around the rehaut, though besides keeping things interesting, we feel it’s an unnecessary addition.
One of best things about this watch (and indeed any Franck Muller Vanguard curvex) is the case profile. In this instance the middle case section and crown are finished in vivid red, which looks very cool against the matte black of the rest of the watch. The strap, in a mix of leather and rubber, is also seamlessly integrated into the case thanks to hidden screws, and the double fold deployant clasp neatly echoes the case shape.
The Franck Muller Vanguard collection as a whole is a refreshingly contemporary take on Franck Muller’s classic design, and this particular reference stands out. The combination of colours and the technical finishes make this Vanguard a sporty, stealthy, almost sinister timepiece – and we mean that in the best way possible.