Among this year’s new models presented at the 29th WPHH exhibition is the Vanguard™ collection, to which Franck Muller adds a legendary and no less complex complication, the Crazy Hours, while dedicating it this year to female wrists. Bold and expertly crafted, this timepiece displays numerals in an unconventional order, with an atypical Art Deco pop-art style. Driven by a patented mechanism, the central hours hand jumps from one hour to the next, consistently following the correct sequence of numerals even though they are randomly placed on the dial. Every 60 minutes, the hand jumps to the next correct numeral, while the minutes hand continues its traditional sweep around the dial. This new and truly out-of-the-ordinary interpretation of time becomes a fascinating visual game. Available in many different colours, the timepiece displays the jumping hours, minutes and seconds functions thanks to a self-winding mechanical movement, whose heart beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and offers a 40-hour power reserve. Enlivened by a movement structure composed of alternating concave and convex bridges, the tonneau-shaped case undeniably draws the eye in an appealing way. Graced with an 18-carat pink gold case teamed with an alligator leather strap, this model lends an original touch to the wrist of its lucky owner.
Stainless steel. Width 32 mm x Length 42.3 x Height 9.90 mm. Water resistant up to 30 meters.
Sun-stamped lacquered dial with hologram numbers and applied Arabic numerals
FM 1000 CH. Self-winding mechanical movement. Diameter 20.60 mm x Height 5.40 mm. 28’800 vibrations/hour. 40 hours power reserve. 166 components, 24 jewels. Movement decoration : Côtes de Genève finishing and diamond polishing on the bridges. 24k gold bath and rhodium treatment. 24k gold finish on the engravings. Sunray brushing on the oscillating weight.
Central jumping hour hand. Central minutes and seconds.
Hand-sewn alligator strap and folding buckle.