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)
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.