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Franck Muller

Complications

In the sphere of high-end watchmaking, employing the strapline, “Master of complications”, is a very bold claim to make. However, the Swiss born watchmaker, Franck Muller, earned a reputation early in his career for producing watches which harnessed complicated movements.

During the 1980s, Muller displayed an obsession with Abraham Louis Breguet’s invention, the tourbillon. Muller not only employed the whirlwind mechanism within his watches, he presented them on the dial, contrary to usual watchmaking practise at the time.

In later years, Muller combined the tourbillon with other complications, to deliver grand complications. The Aeternitas Mega 4, released in 2007, includes 36 complications, incorporates 1483 components and is reputedly one of the most complicated watches in the world.

 

Watchland

Franck Muller approached a manufacturer of watch cases, Vartan Sirmakes, to design new cases for his watches. The two men would ultimately join forces in 1991, establishing a new company, taking the name of the famous watchmaker, Franck Muller.

In 1994, the business moved to a lakeside mansion at Genthod, on the outskirts of Geneva, named Watchland. This site is the largest of six production facilities owned by the company and has spare capacity for future growth.

Watchland plays host to an array of trades including engravers, jewellers and watchmakers. Moreover, the site is responsible for design, case making and final assembly.

Similar to terroir influencing the resultant taste of fine wine, Watchland provides the creative inspiration for Franck Muller watches.

Today, Franck Muller creates in excess of 40,000 watches per annum.

 

Cintrée Curvex

While Franck Muller offer rectangular, round and square shaped watches, the Cintrée Curvex™ case will always be the form most closely associated with the company’s name.

At first glance the case may appear to resemble a conventional tonneau shape, but close examination reveals a plethora of curved surfaces. The case back includes an arc-shaped surface which accords a sublime ergonomic fit with the wearer’s wrist.

 

An ability to surprise

At the heart of the Franck Muller paradigm is a desire to innovate and surprise. The Crazy Hours watch features unconventionally positioned Arabic numerals. As the minute hand makes one full revolution, the hour hand jumps to the next prevailing hour, often positioned opposite.

 

Closing remarks

It is the ingenuity of Franck Muller to deliver complications seldom seen elsewhere, together with the bold, daring use of colours and precious stones which distinguishes them as quite unique and collectible.

 

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  • 18ct pink gold Franck Muller Master Square Ref: 6000 K SC DT18ct pink gold Franck Muller Master Square Ref: 6000 K SC DT

    Franck Muller

    Master Square

    2008 £7,950.00
  • Franck Muller Conquistador Cortez 10000 H CCFranck Muller Conquistador Cortez 10000 H CC

    Franck Muller

    Cortez Conquistador

    2011 £5,950.00
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    Casablanca 6850

    £4,450.00
  • Franck Muller Mariner 8080 CC ATFranck Muller Mariner 8080 CC AT

    Franck Muller

    Mariner 8080 CC AT

    October 2014 £7,750.00
  • Franck Muller Conquistador 8002 SCFranck Muller Conquistador 8002 SC

    Franck Muller

    Conquistador 8002 SC

    2002 £3,950.00
  • 18ct Franck Muller Cintree Curvex Vegas 5850 DS18460-6

    Franck Muller

    Cintree Curvex Vegas 5850

    2009 £17,500.00
  • Franck Muller Casablanca 10th Anniversary 8880Franck Muller Casablanca 10th Anniversary 8880 C

    Franck Muller

    Casablanca 8880 C

    2005 £4,500.00
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    Franck Muller

    King Costa Smeralda 8005 CC King

    £6,950.00
  • Franck Muller Casablanca 5850Franck Muller Casablanca 5850

    Franck Muller

    Casablanca 5850

    £2,950.00
  • 18ct White Gold Franck Muller King Conquistador 8002 CC D18ct White Gold Franck Muller King Conquistador 8002 CC D

    Franck Muller

    King Conquistador Chrono

    January 2006 £29,950.00
  • Franck Muller Casablanca 5850Franck Muller Casablanca 5850

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    Casablanca 5850

    £3,650.00
  • 18ct White Gold Franck Muller Conquistador 8002 CC D18ct White Gold Franck Muller Conquistador 8002 CC D

    Franck Muller

    Conquistador 8002 CC D

    June 2003 £13,950.00
  • 18ct White Gold Franck Muller Cintrée Curvex Tourbillon 7850 CC T18ct White Gold Franck Muller Cintrée Curvex Tourbillon 7850 CC T

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Previously in stock

  • 18ct white gold Franck Muller Master Date 8880 S6 GG DTFranck Muller Master Date 8880 S6 GG DT

    Franck Muller

    Master Date 8880 GG DT

    July 2013 £8,950.00
  • 18ct rose gold Franck Muller Colour Dreams 7502 QZ18ct rose gold Franck Muller Colour Dreams 7502 QZ

    Franck Muller

    Colour Dreams 7502 QZ

    January 2005 £3,950.00
  • 18ct White Gold Franck Muller Casablanca Platinum Rotor 8880 SC DT18ct White Gold Franck Muller Casablanca Platinum Rotor 8880 SC DT

    Franck Muller

    Casablanca 8880

    £6,950.00
  • 18ct yellow Gold Frank Muller Master Calendar 5850 MC L18ct yellow Gold Frank Muller Master Calendar 5850 MC L

    Franck Muller

    Master Calendar 5850 MC L

    July 2004 £8,450.00
  • 18ct Yellow Gold Franck Muller Long Island Master Calendar 1200 MC L18ct Yellow Gold Franck Muller Long Island Master Calendar 1200 MC L

    Franck Muller

    Long Island 1200 MC L

    £7,950.00
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