Franck Muller: The most complicated clock in the world

Franck Muller’s innovative watches are favored by connoisseurs and watch lovers around the world. They are absolutely eye-catching, always inspiring with new complications. Learn more about watchmaker Franck Muller, company history, famous clients and most popular collections.

Extraordinary talent Frank Muller
Watchmaker Frank Muller fake was born in 1958, the son of an Italian mother and a Swiss father. He was interested in mechanical equipment from an early age. After three years of training at the Geneva Watchmaking School, he worked for the famous watchmaker Svend Andersen and important Swiss watchmakers. Complications proved to be his forte, and by the age of 24 he had received commissions from Patek Philippe, Breguet, Lange and Vacheron Constantin. Back in 1983, he presented his first wristwatch with a specially developed complex movement.

Successful company history
Franck Muller founded the Geneva watch factory in 1991 with case specialist Vartan Sirmakes. The watches they make stand out for their harmonious, distinctive tonneau shape and large, curved Art Nouveau figures. In just a few years, luxury watches became popular. The watch brand’s apt slogan is “Master of Complications”: many models are equipped with extraordinary functions.

The most famous watch collection of the Manufacture is called the Cintrée Curvex. At the same time, its curved case shape is also featured in many of Franck Muller’s other collections and dominates the brand’s overall image.

Master of Complications
Over the course of the company’s development, watches continue to surprise the industry. For example, in 1992, the manufacturer developed the world’s most complicated watch, which was awarded a Guinness World Record. This charming timepiece features a perpetual calendar with retrograde month and equation display, day, date, 24-hour and leap year displays.

In 2009, after 5 years of development, another success: the Grande Complication Aeternitas Mega 4 was launched. The model features 36 complications, including a calendar pre-programmed to the year 3009. The movement of this timepiece is made up of 1,483 parts – a movement like this has never existed before. The Grande Complication Aeternitas Mega 4 was bought from an avid collector for $2.7 million.

Notable Clients – Actors, Musicians and Artists
The manufacturer’s luxury timepieces are very popular all over the world. For example, actor Samuel L. Jackson, model and actress Eva Longoria, politician and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, rapper Kanye West, footballer David Beckham, Franck Muller watches can be found on the wrists of hotel heiress Paris Hilton, musician Sir Elton John and the designer. Roberto Cavalli has launched his own collection with the manufacturer.

Franck Muller Crazy Hours: The Most Popular Complications
A particularly unusual complication by Franck Muller is the Crazy Hours with beating hour hands: the hours on the dial are presented in a whole new order. Every 60 minutes, the hands seem to jump randomly to the next hour. The reading craziness is anything but craziness: the minute hand follows the established 60-minute rhythm. Searching for the current hour hand gets the brain going.

most popular collection
Cintrée curve
The collection embodies the typical lines of Franck Muller – the famous tonneau shape. “Cintrée curvex” means “curved” in French. The watch appears soft and elegant thanks to its perfectly curved silhouette and unique design. Its dial is also a special feature. The elegantly elongated Art Nouveau figures exude a unique charm. The Cintrée Curvex is available in a variety of styles for both men and women.

The improved form and movement elements of the Cintrée Curvex make up this impressive collection. The bracelet, which is integrated into the case, also gives the fashion watch a sporty elegance. A particularly striking one is the black variant made of titanium. There is also a women’s collection in the Vanguard collection.

master banker
The Master Banker is designed for business people who travel a lot: it offers three different time zones, which can be easily set using the crown. To achieve this, the Master Banker movement was redesigned from the ground up. Thanks to the striking barrel shape and unique numerals, this watch is instantly recognisable as Franck Muller.

The focus of this collection for men and women is a simple round case and a rather restrained design. Models range from simple mechanical movements to complications such as perpetual calendars and tourbillons.

long island
Inspired by Art Deco, the collection pays homage to the design movement with its rectangular case shape. The numbers also appear very unusual – playful and mysterious. The Long Island Collection is available in women’s and men’s.

Master Square
The watch artist was also inspired by the Art Deco movement of the collection. Men’s and women’s watches are created with geometric elegance.

Most of the copy watches in the mentioned collections are available in different versions with various complications and are available in both men’s and women’s. The two pure women’s collections are “Heart” and “Galet”.