Franck Muller presents Grand Central, an exceptional complication watch with a spectacular Tourbillon placed at the center of the timepiece.
In addition to this attractive and surprising decentering, Franck Muller designers and watchmakers had to find an innovative system to display the time in the center of the watch. Thus, they found an innovative way to place the hour and second hands around the Tourbillon cage, highlighting the beauty of the piece. Extremely rare for a Franck Muller Tourbillon collection, the watch holds a self-winding movement, thanks to an eccentric micro rotor, offering 4 days of power reserve.
This beautiful central Tourbillon is housed in a redesigned Cintrée Curvex™ case where the sapphire crystal extends all the way to the bracelet, giving much greater visibility to the dial. Furthermore, the bezel which is separate from the case, allows beautiful two-tone treatments.
This design totally changes the aspect of the original Cintrée Curvex™ and fully highlights the beautiful curves of the watch. It also gives full visibility to the dial by limiting the amount of material used on the sides which is technically very difficult to achieve and giving the case a new modern line of life.
The open back allows to admire the pure traditional decorations as the Côte de Genève.
Model: GRAND CENTRAL
Reference CX 40 T CTR 5N AC
18k rose gold case and stainless steel internal bezel
Width: 58.70 mm x Length: 40.16 mm x Thickness: 7.73 mm
Water resistant up to 30 meters
20 layers of translucent lacquer
Hand applied Arabic numerals
Hours, Minutes and Seconds on the Central Tourbillon
FM CX 40T-CTR Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system
Power reserve of 4 days
Width: 35.85 mm, Length: 43.95 mm, Thickness: 12.85 mm
Balance wheel frequency set at 18’000 alternations per hour
Côte de Genève on bridges
Sunray brushing on the rotor and barrel cover
Spotting on the bottom plate
Chamfering on the bridges and rotor board
Rhodium plating and 24k gold finish on textual engravings
Hand sewn alligator strap
18k rose gold folding buckle