Franck Muller watches are one of the finest and most complicated in the world. The manufacture was founded in Geneva by Franck Muller and Vartan Sirmakes with the aim of creating exclusive timepieces characterised by complicated movements and original designs. Thanks to its strong in-house capabilities in numerous fields of Haute Horlogerie, this young company rapidly became one of the best Swiss horlogerie brands.
Since the 1980s, Franck Muller has become a name synonymous with beautiful finishing and unique designs.
From its creation, the Cintrée Curvex case was very unique. Indeed, the Haute Horlogerie was bound by tradition and consequently not very open to innovation, especially in terms of design. At the time, there were plenty of round watches and perhaps a few rectangular ones, but there was nothing like Franck Muller’s Curvex. So it was a bold move to introduce, in 1992, something previously nonexistent on the market; a tonneau curved body in 3 dimensions involving great technical difficulties in manufacturing.
Thus, Franck Muller watches became easily identifiable due to their tonneau shape that is commonly recognized as the brand’s most significant silhouette. For the brand, it quickly became a great success and a way to express its unique identity, assert its DNA and demonstrate its know-how in case manufacturing.
Vanguard – Beyond The Standard
Sailing in a sporty direction with this new captivating shape, the Vanguard collection calls in for clean and innovative aesthetics. The distinctive applique numerals have been meticulously hand-polished and hand-brushed. The dial and crown give the final touch to the sporty elegance and unique aesthetic of the watch. The strap is cleverly integrated inside the case in order to maintain and extend the curved aspect of the timepiece, the result being a stunning and sporty timepiece with a unique design.
Brushed 18k rose gold tonneau shaped case (53 mm X 44 mm, 16 mm thick), Screw-in case-back
Black dial, Applied rose gold Arabic numerals, Luminous hands, Small second sub-dial at the 9 o’clock position, Date window at the 6 o’clock position
Chronograph function features a sweep second hand and 30 minute counter at the 3 o’clock position, Tachymeter scale displayed around the flange
Scratch resistant anti-reflective sapphire crystal, Screw-down crown, Swiss automatic movement, 25 jewels
Water resistant to 10 ATM/100 meters/330 feet, Black rubber strap covered with black leather, Pin buckle, Fits up to an 8.5 inch wrist