[Press Release]The Franck Muller brand was founded in 1991 by Franck Muller and by Vartan Sirmakes with the aim of creating exclusives timepieces characterised by complicated movements and original designs. In less than twenty years, the company has experienced an extraordinary growth thanks to the creation of wonderful collections which have earned the Group the title Master of Complications.
The manufacture prides itself on its capacity of perpetuating the great tradition of “Horlogerie” by creating and developing incredible complications never seen before. Its ability consists of launching watches which are Masterpieces in terms of designs and precise mechanisms. All the time pieces are conceived within the Swiss watchmaking tradition. These are just a few of the accomplishments of an international success story.
Since the beginning of Only Watch Franck Muller has always considered essential to intervene for such an important cause. Once again the brand is proud to participate in the Only Watch Auction which funds will be totally transferred to the Monégasque Myopathie Association. This year the brand has decided to present one of its most famous watches, the Crazy Hours. This model is the realisation of a totally innovative approach to the very concept of time. It establishes a new philosophy by demonstrating our independence from the established order of time. The numerals of the Crazy Hours dial reveal the hours in an original order, with which everyone associates their own values. The hour hand jumps every time that the minute hand completes its revolution, a new crazy way to read time.
For the occasion a very special dial was created in order to represent the Swiss residents of Monaco, who make up one of the biggest communities in the Rocher. The colours used were specially selected to symbolise at the same time Helvetica and the Monte-Carlo principality.
Through this time piece Franck Muller hopes to transmit all of its creativity as well as the precious savoir-faire of Swiss watchmaking. Therefore, utilizing the watch as a symbol of Switzerland both a concept in itself and as a nationalistic sentiment exhibited by the helvetique flag displayed in the dial design. It is with great pride that Franck Muller offers the world, on behalf of the Swiss population, the opportunity to partake in this exceptional heritage.
Reference: 1300 CH
Calibre: FM 2800 HF
Dimensions of Movement: 25.60 mm Height: 5.20 mm
Display: Hours in the middle jumping in uncoording way and minutes
Functions: Winding-shaft with two positions
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 28’000 vibrations / hour
Number of Components: 186
Number of Jewels: 23
Water-resistance: 3 ATM
Movement Decoration: Côtes de Genève, diamond polishing, hand-bevelling, circular graining, bi-colour rhodium-plating and hand-engraving
Dial: Sun-stamped translucent lacquered red dial with
Case: Long Island: 18 carat white gold
Case Dimensions: Width: 35.20 mm x Length: 59.20 mm x Height: 13.30mm
Strap: Hand-sewn red alligator strap