The Vanguard™ Racing Skeleton collection from Franck Muller takes inspiration from the world of automotive competition. It houses a stylish engine-turned skeletonized movement.
Inspired by the motorsport engines, the automatic movement and the frame structure of the Vanguard Racing Skeleton have been significantly lightened. To realize this dynamic timepiece, technical materials such as carbon fiber, titanium and aluminum have been chosen.
The Vanguard Racing Skeleton features hours, minutes, seconds and date. The central seconds counter, thanks to a smoked sapphire glass, provides an accurate display while allowing great visibility of the movement. The seconds indications start from the bottom instead of the top as in an automobile rev counter, allowing the owner to read the seconds from both ends of the hand.
The white hand with red tip and the bicolor second indications further reinforce the idea of a rev counter, making you want to push the hand into the red zone. To further accentuate the skeleton design, the date numbers have also been fully skeletonized.
The strap is subtly integrated into the case with the help of two unseen screws, instead of the regular spring-bar technique. The rubber inside the strap effortlessly takes the shape of the wrist, combining comfort and aesthetics, while the Alcantara® suede reminds the covering of a sports car cockpit.
The Vanguard™ Racing Skeleton is available in 18k rose gold, stainless steel, titanium and carbon.
Model: Vanguard™ Racing Skeleton Carbon, Reference V 45 SC DT RACING SQT (ER)
Red ergal inserts on both sides of the case
Width: 44 mm x Length: 53.7 mm x Height: 12.7 mm
Water resistant up to 30 meters
Skeleton dial with applied indexes and Arabic numerals meticulously painted and applied by hand
Hours, minutes, seconds and date at 6 o’clock
Self-winding mechanical movement
Ø 25.60 mm x Height 3.60 mm
28’800 vibrations / hour
42 hours power reserve
Côtes de Genève and sunray brushing on the bridges
Skeletonized oscillating weight
Côtes de Genève on the bottom plate
Diamond polishing on the bridges
24k gold bath, rhodium treatment and black PVD treatment
45 ° polishing and sunray brushing on the ratchet
Hand-sewn Alcantara® suede
Brushed folding buckle
Titanium with black PVD treatment
Retail price (excluding taxes)*
- Carbon Model, Ref V 45 SC DT RCG SQT (ER): 22’800 CHF
- Carbon Model, Ref V 45 SC DT RCG SQT (NR): 22’800 CHF
- Carbon Model, Ref V 45 SC DT RCG SQT (BL): 22’800 CHF
- Titanium Model, Ref V 45 SC DT RCG SQT (ER): 18’800 CHF
- Stainless Steel Model, Ref V 45 SC DT RCG SQT (NR): 18’800 CHF
- Rose Gold Model, Ref V 45 SC DT RCG SQT (NR): 28’800 CHF
*Price as on September 2020