The Tourbillon Rapide, with its thunderbolt-like movement is set to be the world’s fastest tourbillon escapement. This meticulously engineered timepiece clearly reflects the expertise of the Research and Development team at Franck Muller.
Powered by four barrels, the tourbillon cage makes one full rotation every 5 seconds on a ceramic ball bearing. This translates to 12 rotations per minute, making it 12 times faster than the average tourbillons available in the market today.
The rotating frame is characterized by the patented FM escapement with a fixed escapement wheel and reversed anchor and balance wheel.
The entirely in-house manufactured ‘Breguet hairspring’ further boosts this technical marvel. The movement, completely designed and conceptualized in-house, makes 21’600 vibrations per hour and offers a power reserve of 60 hours. It is finished with a fine combination of engraving, rhodium plating, graining and hand-beveling.
The Franck Muller Tourbillon Rapide watch is available in the Curvex case made of 18-carat gold.
Model: Franck Muller TOURBILLON RAPIDE
Ref 7889 T F SQT BR
Caliber: FM 2025T
Movement: Mechanical, Manual winding tourbillon, Four barrels
Dimensions of Movement: Width: 32.20 mm X Length: 38.40 mm X Height: 8.50 mm
Tourbillon rotating frame: One revolution in 5 seconds on ceramic ball bearing, patented FM escapement with fixed escapement wheel and reversed anchor, balance wheel with adjustment screws without index, in-house manufactured Breguet hairspring
Display: Hours and minutes
Power Reserve: 60 hours
Frequency: 21’600 vibrations/ hour, 3 Hz
Number of Components: 231
Number of Jewels: 29
Movement decoration: Engraving, Rhodium plating, Circular graining, hand-bevelling
Cintrée Curvex: 18 carat gold
Case dimensions: Width: 55.05 mm X Length: 40.65 mm x Height: 13.70 mm
Winding crown: 2 positions: 1 – Manual winding and 2 – Time setting
Hand-sewn black alligator strap