Among this year’s new models being presented by Franck Muller at the 29th WPHH exhibition is the Vanguard™ Crazy Hours for women. Spellbinding and path-breaking in its own right, this Art Deco pop-art style timepiece, is truly an out-of-the-ordinary interpretation of time.
Taking centre stage, is Franck Muller’s Crazy Hours complication. The hour numerals are displayed in the most unconventional order. 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.
Available in many different colours, the watch is powered by an FM 1000 CH. self-winding mechanical movement offering a 40-hour power reserve. Enlivened by a movement structure composed of alternating concave and convex bridges, the iconic 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.
The Vanguard Crazy Hours™ collection is designed to express the concept of time as an abstract construct – that time is ultimately what one makes of it.
Reference: V 32 CH (NR). Case: 18k rose gold. Width : 32 mm x Length : 42.3 mm x Height : 9.9 mm. Water resistant up to 30 meters. Functions: Central jumping hour hand. Central minutes and seconds. Movement : 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 on the bridges. Diamond polishing on the bridges. 24 k gold bath and rhodium treatment. 24 k gold finish on the engravings. Sunray brushing on the oscillating weight. Dial: Sun-stamped lacquered dial with hologram numbers and applied Arabic numerals. Strap: Hand-sewn alligator strap