ne of the complexities of the new Grand Central collection lies in the fact that Franck Muller’s team had to totally rethink the watch in order to move the tourbillon from its original position at 6 o’clock to the centre of the watch.
In addition to this attractive and surprising decentering, Franck Muller designers and watchmakers had to find an innovative system to display the time in the center of the watch. Thus, they found an innovative way to place the hour and second hands around the tourbillon cage, highlighting the beauty of the piece.
Extremely rare for a Franck Muller Tourbillon collection, the watch holds a self-winding movement, thanks to an eccentric micro rotor, offering 4 days of power reserve.
This beautiful central tourbillon is housed in a redesigned Cintrée CurvexTM case where the sapphire crystal extends all the way to the bracelet, giving much greater visibility to the dial. Furthermore, the bezel which is separate from the case, allows beautiful two-tone treatments.
This design totally changes the aspect of the original Cintrée CurvexTM and fully highlights the beautiful curves of the watch. It also gives full visibility to the dial by limiting the amount of material used on the sides which is technically very difficult to achieve and giving the case a new modern line of life.
The open back allows to admire the pure traditional decorations as the Côte de Genève.
Case 18k rose gold case and stainless steel internal bezel Width: 58.70 mm x Length: 40.16 mm x Thickness: 7.73 mm Sapphire crystal Water resistant up to 30 meters
Dial Stamped guilloché 20 layers of translucent lacquer Hand applied Arabic numerals
Functions Hours, Minutes and Seconds on the Central Tourbillon
Movement FM CX 40T-CTR Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system Power reserve of 4 days 313 components 52 jewels Width: 35.85 mm, Length: 43.95 mm, Thickness: 12.85 mm Balance wheel frequency set at 18’000 alternations per hour
Movement decoration Côte de Genève on bridges Sunray Brushing on the rotor and barrel cover Spotting on the bottom plate Chamfering on the bridges and rotor board Rhodium plating and 24k gold finish on textual engravings
Bracelet Hand sewn alligator strap
Buckle 18k rose gold folding buckle Hand polished
Public price CHF 112,000