Franck Muller Watches: How it all began
Frank Muller, the founder and former CEO of the brand, began learning about watches at the age of 15. He joined a watchmaking school in the early 1980s and started working in the watch industry in 1983. He quickly picked up excellent skills and in 1984, he designed his own tourbillon wristwatch. Notably, in the 1980s, there were only a few companies that had the capability to design such complications and those included Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin.
Muller quickly gathered his private clientele. In 1992, Franck Muller, alongside Vartan Sirmakes founded the watchmaking company, The House of Franck Muller.
The company made some exclusive timepieces with complicated movements and elegant designs. Franck Muller quickly gained the top spot and was referred to as one of the best Swiss watchmakers. This was made possible due to their strong in-house capabilities in various fields of Haute Horlogerie.
Over the years, Franck Muller has had several achievements which helped the brand climb up the list of best watches. The Swiss watch brand also established its own watch fair, the WPHH – World Presentation of Haute Horlogerie. At the watch affair, Franck Muller demonstrated its status as an independent brand.
Among its many innovative watch designs was the tonneau-shaped case that features sapphire glass crystal curved on both the vertical and horizontal axis. Frank Muller designs every single part and movement in-house to accommodate it inside the supreme curvature of the iconic shape.
Reasons to own a Franck Muller watch
Franck Muller has produced some of the finest watches in Swiss watchmaking history. The watches feature an unparalleled design language. Each Franck Muller watch goes through a lengthy manufacturing process resulting in exceptional quality. These watches also come with magnificent complications.
- Unprecedented designs
- Exceptional Swiss quality
- Impressive complications
Franck Muller watches have some of the most advanced complications in the industry. The designs of these watches are also unique making them stand out from the crowd. Each Franck Muller watch takes a long time to manufacture and the design makes it totally worth it. It can complement your attire as well as act as a great part of your collection.
Exceptional Swiss quality
It is not only the design of these watches that leave the watch enthusiasts impressed but it is also the quality. Franck Muller watches are made from the finest quality materials. This not only gives a sense of luxury and premium quality but also offers longevity. Franck Muller watches are made to last many decades and they can be passed on to generations.
Franck Muller’s creations feature brand new complications. With the reputation as “Master of Complications”, Franck Muller has really advanced in this area over the years. With every watch produced, the company has showcased something brilliant, from a tourbillion to a minute repeater.
The Franck Muller watch collection
Franck Muller has designed various watches over the years. Some of the watch collections has attracted many buyers from around the world. The most popular watch collections under the brand Franck Muller include the following:
- Cintrée Curvex
- Grand Complications
- Long Island
- Master Square
One of the most appealing collections under the Franck Muller brand is the Cintrée Curvex collection. The unique name comes from the watch’s tonneau-shaped case with ergonomic doming. There are various models available under the Cintrée Curvex collection. Some of these options come with complex skeletonization and diamonds installed on them. There are also models that are highly complicated with a perpetual calendar, tourbillon, moon phase display, and minute repeater.
Among the Cintrée Curvex collection, Double Retrograde Day & Night is one of the most popular models. The watch comes with two retrograde hour displays that double as a day/night indicator. Another Franck Muller watch with an impressive complication is the Cintrée Curvex Perpetual Calendar Moonphase. The watch sports a perpetual calendar and a moon phase display.
The Vanguard line is one of the most popular collections in the Franck Muller portfolio. This watch collection is related to the Cintrée Curvex but has a few differences that set them apart. Franck Muller currently sells Vanguard in rose gold, white gold, black-coated titanium, or carbon. With every watch, Franck Muller ensures that the band should look like it is flowing straight out of the case. Vanguard collection also comes with stylized numerals, where each numeral is polished, brushed, and applied by hand.
People who prefer a traditional watch and would still want a Franck Muller Vanguard can get the Vanguard Classical. It is a simple three-hand watch with a date display at 6 o’clock. However, people with a different taste in watches might want to look at the Vanguard Gravity or Vanguard Skeleton. Both watch collections offer a uniquely skeletonized in-house caliber and a tourbillon. The watches also come with sapphire crystal on the front and back that allows the user to look at the mechanicals uninterruptedly.
For watch enthusiasts who like to have a timepiece with the most outstanding design, they usually steer towards the Grand Complications collection by Franck Muller. These are some of the most sought-after watches with impressive complications and tourbillions. They feature the tonneau case out made out of white gold or platinum and it comes with up to 36 complications.
Within the many complications that are present on a Franck Muller Grand Complications watch lies a minute repeater, a split-seconds chronograph, and a perpetual calendar. Many of these watches also come with a moon phase display and a tourbillon. There are even features like a second-time zone, day/night indicator and more.
Franck Muller Long Island collection was released to pay homage to the Art Deco movement. Even though it is paying a tribute, it does that in a new vision of the Novecento style. All of the Long Island watches feature a rectangular shape and proper numbers on the dial. It is one of the leading collections in the Franck Muller catalog.
Long Island watches are available for both men and women. As these watches come with rectilinear and arched numerals, they have become an iconic part of the Franck Muller watch portfolio.
Master Square, as the name suggests, is a collection of watches that have a square dial. As per Franck Muller, these watches offer geometrical purity and a perfectly balanced design with the symmetry of the lines. The brand likes to describe these watches with two words, harmony and balance.
Just like Long Island, Master Square watches are also available for both genders.
Keeping things simple and elegant, Franck Muller named a collection Round to depict the watches that have a round dial. While the brand is known for its Vanguard collection and its distinctive designs, it did not want to leave the regular timepiece market untapped. With the Round collection, Franck Muller has also fulfilled the needs of traditional watch lovers.
Available for both men and women, Round line brings the mastery of the watchmaking art in its purest tradition. Franck Muller believes that the collection follows two guiding principles, purity and sober design.
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