MYKONOS’ CRAZY HOURS
Franck Muller needs no introduction. The brand with the characteristic shapes, the rich colors, and the complications, of course, enjoys the strong statement and the enthusiastic character of individuality. This is an ode to carefully selected Franck Muller pieces, not only for the current tastemaker’s eyes, who already adore the watches but also for those who are moved by the beauty of timeless masterpieces.
In Mykonos, time is irrelevant. Days become nights and nights become days. Time, as we know it, does not exist. Like a carte blanche, we can add a rich mixture of words every day, with endless second chances.
Untouched by time, we unroll brilliant stories, remaining as elusive as our enigmatic everyday masterpieces; Complicated yet accurate and unique.
Like Franck Muller, we blend the numbers and turn our inner movements upside down. We transcend ourselves without much effort and behave with kindness and generosity reminding ourselves that time is as important as we choose it to be.
The Vanguard™ Lady – a new feminine interpretation, features both dynamic and graceful characteristics. Completed by a stylish line on the side of the case, it is soberly and tastefully matching the color of the strap for a most refined taste.
Drawing its inspiration from the perfect Cintrée Curvex curves and reaffirming the startling identity of the Vanguard collection, the Vanguard Color Dreams™ Lady is emphasized by its glamorous details. The sun-stamped dial is adorned with appliqué relief numbers. The distinct and feminine numbers perfectly complements the sporty and bold design of the case.
“No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.”
― Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own & Three Guineas.
(clockwise, from top right) The Vanguard™ Lady: Completed by a stylish line on the side of the case, it is soberly and tastefully matching the color of the strap for a most refined taste. The Vanguard Crazy Hours Lady: Thanks to a patented mechanism, the central hour hand literally jumps from one hour to the next, respectfully following the randomly numbers on the dial. The Vanguard™ Lady Skeleton: Housing a manually wound mechanical movement, in a stainless steel, 18k rose or white gold case, the Vanguard™ Lady Skeleton have been designed for watchmaking lovers. The Vanguard™ Lady: Housing a quartz movement, the Vanguard Lady is available in stainless steel and pink gold. This new collection is at once sporty in terms of its impressive shape and yet very feminine through the elegance of its style.
Poetic complication, the moon phase, naturally found its place at 6 o’clock to harmoniously complete the Vanguard ™ Lady collection. With a self-winding mechanical movement, this mythical and mesmerizing horological complication displays the different cycles of the moon as we see it in the sky, on a guilloché or full diamonds dial.
The Vanguard™ Lady Moonphase, is a new feminine interpretation, featuring both dynamic and graceful characteristics. With a self-winding mechanical movement, this mythical and mesmerizing horological complication displays the different cycles of the moon as we see it in the sky, on a guilloché or full diamonds dial.
“Who desires cannot be guilty… sin proceeds only from prohibitions.”
― Pasqual Bruckner.
Modeled to perfection, the handsome blend of rubber and alligator creates absolute harmony with the iconic Vanguard case. The Vanguard™ Lady strap is artistically integrated into the case with the help of two unseen screws. The rubber on the inside of the strap effortlessly takes the shape of the wrist, while the alligator on the top instills grace.
(clockwise, from top right) Vanguard Yachting Anchor™ Skeleton: Featuring all the seafaring details from the deep blue to the wind rose adorning the dial, the sea world inspired each delicate detail of this newly born timepiece. Vanguard™ Racing: Harmonious contours, flawless finesse and balanced proportions. The lines and curves have been worked to brew elegance along with its sporty characteristics. Remember: Thanks to a self-winding mechanism, the hour, minute and second hands will follow an unconventional rotation, making a circle in a “counter-clockwise” direction. Vanguard Crazy Hours™: The central hour hand literally jumps from one hour to the next, respectfully following the randomly numbers on the dial. Thereby, after every 60 minutes, the hour hand would jump to the next correct number.
This unique watchmaking concept, enables the Franck Muller group to concentrate on the same property all the various stages of the making of a watch: conception, watchmaking, assembling, case manufacturing, engraving, after sales department and much more.
Franck Muller watches are one of the finest and most complicated of the world. The manufacture was founded in Geneva in 1991 with the aim of creating exclusive timepieces characterised by complicated movements and original designs.
Thanks to its strong in-house capabilities in numerous fields of Haute Horlogerie, this young company rapidly became one of the best Swiss horlogerie brands. Today, we believe we succeeded in combining boldness and creativity with exceptional Haute Horlogerie know-how.
In the workshops of Franck Muller Watchland, the watchmakers have the privilege of assembling the movement in its entirety. Every component becomes “the” showpiece of the watch when one contemplates the beauty and precision in the creation and decoration of every part.
The degree of hand finishing and hand craftsmanship on Franck Muller watches and their grand complications are exemplary within the industry. The care, patience and attention given to each component is tremendous.
An artisan decorator is sometimes required to work 20 hours on a single component. Even if the components will not be visible, it is very important that the beautiful movement looks as beautiful inside as outside. This level of care is what gives to the Franck Muller timepieces their identity and their infinite value.