The World Presentation of Haute Horlogerie (WPHH) set to open in a few days’ time.
A virtuoso of exceptional mechanisms driven by a quest for ultimate aesthetics, Franck Muller is enriching its emblematic Vanguard collection with two new references, one for men and another for women. These creations – along with a number of other new launches – will be showcased at the WPHH (World Presentation of Haute Horlogerie) to be held from January 15th to 19th at the Watchland site in Genthod.
Franck Muller is living up to its role as a true global citizen with its new Vanguard World Timer GMT. On the dial adorned with a raised world map motif, the reference cities for the 24 time zones enable travellers to keep simultaneous track of the time in two different time zones, without ever losing sight of their home time while criss-crossing the globe, thanks to the 24-hour disc featuring a day/night indicator. Behind this disconcerting simplicity lies the complexity of a self-winding world time movement, crafted and decorated with Franck Muller’s characteristically modern touch.
Mid-way between Haute Horlogerie and Haute Couture, the Vanguard Heart Skeleton reveals other feats, this time relating to the art of skeleton-working interpreted in the feminine mode. Performing a perfectly orchestrated mechanical symphony, the 153 movement components are enhanced by elegant sculpted superimposed hearts forming an airy composition embodying impressive horological aerobatics.
Crazy Hours turns 15
As building work continues behind the scenes on the Watchland site in a move to create 16,000 sq.m of additional production surface area, the 2018 edition of the WPHH show is set to be festive and colourful. Alongside a number of world-first creations, the iconic Crazy Hours will be in the limelight this year as it celebrates the 15th anniversary of its launch. This daring and delightfully offbeat model is liable to spring fresh surprises on the many visitors expected at the WPHH between January 15th and 19th 2018 in the splendid setting of Franck Muller’s historical Genthod site, where we look forward to welcoming you.
VANGUARD™ WORLD TIMER GMT
Franck Muller is enriching its men’s collection with this utmost refined incarnation of the Vanguard™ – The Vanguard™ World Timer GMT, a piece that stands out with its strong and noticeable yet classic features.
The modern and well-known shape welcomes the simplest yet pharaonic concept: the time in its entire globality. The latest official world time zones indexed in 24 emblematic world places are displayed to enable the owner to know the hour all around theworld from Paris to New-York through Moscow.
This emblematic timepiece powered by an automatic mechanical movement is the utmost refined and dressed Franck Muller timepiece with the immediate knowledgeof two time zones. As the gentleman three-piece suit, the Franck Muller Universal Hours owns 3 bezels.
The center of the dial is sunray brushed, adorned with the world map, which was subtly worked in order to create relief, highlighting each country. Divided in the official 24 timezones, this world chart makes the creation a detailed explanation of the world time.
This masterpiece is indeed the expression of Franck Muller creations : modernity and excellence to its utmost paired with a breathtaking and very detailed design.
Reference V 45 HU GMT Case 18 carat rose gold and stainless steel, Width 53.70 mm x Length 44 mm x Height 14.50 mm, 3 ATM Functions Hours, Minutes and Second at the centre, 24 cities displays with 1 time zone, Winding stem brace with 3 positions, Universal hour Movement Automatic mechanical movement, 26 mm x 31 mm Height : 6 mm, 42 hours of power reserve, 28 800 vibrations / hour, 170 components, 23 jewels Dial Open face dial with 24 time zones Strap Rubber strap with alligator at the top.
VANGUARD HEART SKELETON
To defy all the codes of the Haute Horlogerie, Franck Muller unveils a new feminine timepiece : The Vanguard Heart Skeleton features the iconic and timeless characteristics of the brand.
The Vanguard Heart Skeleton combine a harmoniously designed and smartly developed.
This innovative design is perfectly balanced by the highly feminine heart inspired dial.
The Vanguard Heart Skeleton powered by a manual mechanical movement 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. The technicity of the Vanguard Heart Skeleton resides in the research of making the hearts essential for the mechanism with an open-work dial to make appears all the complications and the components of the movement.
The Vanguard Heart Skeleton embodies the spirit of modern yet refined women, combining masculine shape to extreme femininity. Franck Muller demonstrate all his craftsmanship with this unique feminine masterpiece assembled to give it a sophisticated soul.
Reference V 38 S6 SQT HEART Case 18 carat rose gold, Width 46.30 mm x Length 35 mm x Height 10.40 mm, 3 ATM Functions Hours, minutes and seconds at 6 o’clock, Winding-stem brace with 2 positions Movement Manual mechanical movement, 34.90 mm x 29.50 mm Height : 5.90 mm, 4 days power reserve, 18 800 vibrations / hour, 153 components, 21 jewels Dial Open-work dial Strap Rubber strap at the bottom with alligator at the top