The Revolution series of tourbillons by Franck Muller represents some of the most ambitious, radical and astonishing achievements in the history of contemporary watchmaking.
Now, Franck Muller unveils the Vanguard
The triple axis tourbillon corrects the force of gravity in all positions, contrary to a classic tourbillon which only compensates it when the wristwatch is in a vertical position. Dominating the lower half of the movement, the extraordinary triple axis tourbillon slowly turns through the one-hour, eight-minute and 60-second cycles of its respective three carriages. This highly complex mechanism makes the Vanguard
Power flows from the gear train through all three carriages to activate the balance wheel five times each second. As the Revolution 3 has three carriages, the gear train has significant resistance to overcome. So as to provide an abundance of energy to drive this triple axis tourbillon, the movement was given a massive 10 days of power reserve. Furthermore, there are two retrograde indications at 4 and 8 o’clock for the progression of the eight-minute carriage and the 60-second carriage.
Housed for the first time in a Vanguard case, this timepiece features a unique sapphire dome on the front and back of the watch for admiring the magnificent triple axis tourbillon.
The Vanguard case, made of grade-2 titanium, is treated with black PVD coating. The strap, made of red Alcantara®, effortlessly takes the shape of the wrist and perfectly complements the red decorations on the movement and the Vanguard case.
Wholly designed and manufactured in-house, the futuristic design of the Vanguard
The new Vanguard
Revolution 3 Skeleton
Reference: V 50 REV 3 SQT NR BR (ER)
Grade-2 titanium with back PVD treatment
Red inserts on both sides of the case
Width: 46 mm x Length: 55.9 mm x Thickness: 13.7 mm
Sapphire crystal with two domes on the front and back
Water resistant up to 30 meters
Hours, Minutes, Triple Axis Tourbillon, Power reserve at 12 o’clock, Carriages progression indicators at 4 o’clock and 8 o’clock
Winding shaft with 2 positions: 1.Winding. 2.Time setting
Manual winding movement
Power reserve of 10 days
Width: 34.30 mm. Length: 40.30 mm. Thickness: 9.65 mm
Balance wheel frequency set at 18,000 alternations per hour
Rotation of the first cage in 1 minute
Rotation of the second cage in 8 minutes
Rotation of the third cage in 1 hour
Movement Decoration Microbillage and hand chamfering on the main plate and the tourbillon cage
Circular graining on the wheels
Red anodization of the tourbillon cage and indicators
Strap & Buckle
Hand sewn red Alcantara® strap
Grade-2 titanium folding buckle; Hand brushed
Suggested retail price
V 50 REV 3 SQT NR BR (ER) : 480’000 CHF (excluding taxes)
V 50 REV 3 SQT NR BR (BL) : 480’000 CHF (excluding taxes)