Franck Muller Vanguard Racing Skeleton

Inspired by automotive competition, the Vanguard™ Racing Skeleton collection calls in for a stylish engine-turned skeletonized movement.

Designed with features that recall the motorsport engines, the automatic movement and the frame structure of the Franck Muller Vanguard Racing Skeleton watch have been significantly lightened. In this dynamic, 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 second’s 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.

Both elegant and sporty, the Franck Muller Vanguard™ Racing Skeleton line is available in 18k rose gold, stainless steel, titanium and carbon.

Technical details

Features model: Franck Muller Vanguard Racing Skeleton carbon
Reference V 45 SC DT SQT RCG (ER)

Vanguard case
Material: Carbon
Red ergal inserts on both sides of the case
Width: 44 mm x Length: 53.7 mm x Height: 12.7 mm
Sapphire crystal
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

Calibre FM 2800-SQ01
Self-winding mechanical movement
Ø 25.60 mm x Height 3.60 mm
28’800 vibrations / hour
42 hours power reserve
158 components
21 jewels
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