Apart from the pre-SIHH releases, one of which we covered here, Franck Muller has announced for WPHH (World Presentation of Haute Horlogerie), their version of SIHH another set of three watches. Two of which are new to the brand, a new Vanguard World Timer GMT, a new Vanguard Heart Skeleton, and a range of Crazy Hours to celebrate the line’s 15th anniversary.
Franck Muller Vanguard World Timer GMT
The Vanguard is Franck Muller’s entry level line, and is now enriched with the World Timer GMT.
World Timers are popular in these days of globe trotting, and a watch which simplifies the life of a traveler is always a welcome. Franck Muller’s new piece strings together the classical features of a world timer in the Vanguard case. Twenty-four cities are displayed on the world timer. The dial has three distinct sections, the center of the dial is sunray brushed, and adorned with the world map. The map is worked in order to create relief, highlighting each country. The dial displays the GMT time with day/night on chapter ring closest to the center. Further out, is a chapter ring with 24 cities indicated, and a timezone hand indicating time there. And the outer edge shows the local time.
The movement is automatic mechanical movement with 42 hours of power reserve, 28 800 vibrations / hour, 170 components, 23 jewels, in a two tone 18k rose gold and SS case measuring width 53.70 mm x Length 44 mm x Height 14.50 mm.
Franck Muller Vanguard Heart Skeleton
A new feminine watch, the Vanguard Heart Skeleton is play with the design of using hearts to create the dial. The play is on the heart shapes on the skeletonised movement which is visible as the dial proper is absent. The movement is mechanical and comprises of 153 components and 23 jewels is wholly manufactured and designed in-house, reveals a very meticulous work by superimposing hearts. All the details of this masterpiece were carefully considered as the size available in 32 mm and 35 mm to fit delicate wrists, highlighting the hand of one.
Franck Muller Crazy Hours 15th Anniversary
Its been fifteen years. Insane, you say. Indelible some others say. We too have review this whimsical watch. Click here for the Franck Muller Crazy Hours review.
And Franck Muller marks this iconoclastic complication with a collection of exclusive models available in its 23 boutiques and select watch retailers across Asia.
The watches will still be housed in the famous Cintrée Curvex case. A total of 40 combinations in stainless steel, stainless steel with diamonds, rose gold, or rose gold with diamonds, and in three sizes (39.60mm x 55.40mm, 36.00mm x 50.40mm and 32.10mm x 45.10mm) for gents and ladies.
“The Crazy Hours collection stands alone in the pantheon of modern watchmaking for its bold, technical
inventiveness and pure expression of fun. It is a true marriage of poetry, science and engineering, and it shows
what the House of Franck Muller is about. We are proud to honour this 15-year milestone with the Crazy Hours
15th Anniversary Asia Exclusive, which we are sure will continue to captivate watch lovers for generations to
Kingston Chu, Executive Director of FRANCK MULLER® Asia.