Franck Muller fake‘s passion for timepieces began in 1973, when he attended watchmaking school at the age of fifteen. His successful career as a watchmaker saw trends develop until the early 1980s when quartz movements caused a sea change in Swiss watchmaking.
It was then that Müller realized that this electronic technology was not going to be a passing fad, and by 1991 the watchmaker had established his brand to protect the craftsmanship and art he had devoted his life to complications.
As one of the first independent watchmakers to pursue interesting case shapes, Muller created his own design language. Today, his name is synonymous with the tonneau shape, with a curved sapphire crystal at the top of the dial, ranging from the ultra whimsical to the sophisticated traditional.
The Cintrée Curvex Master Imperial Tourbillon is an excellent example of what the Franck Muller brand stands for: the tourbillon is housed in a tonneau-shaped case and has been refinished so brilliantly that the entire watch – not just the dial – becomes a Showpiece.
The platinum case of the Cintrée Curvex Master Imperial Tourbillon offers an unconventional frame for beautiful hot blued steel hands with luminous, Arabic numerals flipped at 3 and 9 o’clock for legibility, and hand-painted Charming tourbillon with engraved arm. The guilloche pattern on the dial radiates energy from the mechanism.
Flipping the watch over introduces several hot blue screws that match the cleverly engraved movement. Such craftsmanship has almost become a secret handshake between the Franck Muller craftsman and the wearer.
The Cintrée Curvex Master Imperial Tourbillon is a very successful example of Muller’s influence on independent watchmaking. As a response to the quartz crisis and a lifelong passion for watchmaking, the Franck Muller brand has created a truly stunning library using a traditional and distinctively modern design language. cheap watches online
Model: Franck Muller Cintrée Curvex Master Imperial Tourbillon
Reference number: 7851T
Case size + material: 42mm x 35mm platinum case
Bottom cover: Exhibition bottom cover
Movement: Manual winding movement
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, tourbillon
Strap/Bracelet: Alligator leather strap with platinum buckle