First Look: The New Franck Muller Yachting Collection

Franck Muller Yachting Collection

Franck Muller very recently unveiled the first timepiece in its new Yachting Collection, a watch series dedicated to its exclusive new yacht partnership with the Italian Sea Group which aims to create “to produce luxury yachts of a level never seen before.”   In today’s world of mega-billionaires with mega-yachts, that’s no small challenge folks!!!

As for the watches, well I believe this is Muller’s first “seafaring” series, and the watch you see here certainly has an enchanting design.   Though details on the collection are scant at present, the watch is clearly based on Muller’s Vanguard collection, and full of nautical-inspired design elements.  The partially visible sketch on the caseband is actually the logo for the “Franck Muller Yacht” being made in partnership with the Italian Sea Group.

The first Franck Muller co-designed yacht will be delivered in September 2015, during the Monaco Yacht Show

Franck Muller Yachts Italian Sea Group

The Franck Muller Yachting Collection will be offered in titanium, red gold and stainless steel case, and in two variants – classic (pictured) and chronograph.  Each watch comes with a cordura and rubber strap with white or blue stitching.

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Introducing the Franck Muller Vanguard Gravity Tourbillon

First look…

Franck Muller logo 620 Franck Muller Gravity logo

Franck Muller Vanguard Gravity tourbillon dial detail - Perpetuelle

Franck Muller headlines its 2015 collection with the new Vanguard Gravity, an avant-garde timepiece with a new elliptical tourbillon cage crafted in aluminum.   I don’t have all the details yet, but here’s what know as of today.  In keeping with a penchant for the dramatic (you’ve seen the Giga Tourbillon, right?), the Gravity’s innovative 60-second tourbillon occupies the entire lower side of the dial, its cage measuring in at whopping 21.2mm in diameter (the balance wheel is 14mm).   Even better, the owner can select from a palette of 6 colors for the bridge (using PVD technology similar to the Armin Strom Pure,I’d guess).

Franck Muller Vanguard Gravity

44mm x 54mm case (Franck Muller ” Cintrée Curvex” shape, titanium + white or pink gold, 15mm thick), manual-winding FM caliber CS-03 (18,000 vph)

Franck Muller Vanguard Gravity tourbillon - Perpetuelle

Franck Muller Vanguard Gravity tourbillon detail - Perpetuelle

Franck Muller Gravity Tourbillon

There’s a couple more exciting pieces in the 2015 Franck Muller collection, I hope to get a look at least one of them out here shortly before the SIHH madness begins.

Franck Muller Vintage 7-Days Power Reserve

This is the new Franck Muller Vintage (Curvex) 7-Days Power Reserve.  Entirely designed and manufactured in Geneva, it is available in stainless steel or pink gold with either a white or inked enamel dial.  Overall, a beautiful addition to Franck Muller’s famous Vintage collection, though I do find the power reserve display to be  a bit quirky.
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Franck Muller Thunderbolt 5 Second Tourbillon

Franck Muller Group (FMG) recently wrapped up its 4th annual Salon World Première of Haute Horlogerie & Jewellery (WPHH) in Monaco.   Several watches from the different Franck Muller Group brands (Rodolphe, Pierre Kunz, Antoine Martin, et al) were unveiled, but the star of the show undoubtedly goes to the new Franck Muller Tourbillon Rapide Thunderbolt.  This the fastest tourbillon ever, completing a rotation every five seconds!  We’ve got pics and hands on video to show you, on the jump.
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