Franck Muller Vanguard™ Racing Skeleton Bill Auberlen Limited Edition

Inspired by motor racing, the new USA limited edition Vanguard™ Racing Skeleton Bill Auberlen from Franck Muller uses an elegant skeletonised movement turned reminiscent of an engine that you can admire through the open back.

The Vanguard™ Racing Skeleton Bill Auberlen line is available in 18-carat rose gold, carbon and Macro molecular Technologie Bleu.

Franck Muller Vanguard™ Racing Skeleton Bill Auberlen Limited Edition

The rubber on the inside of the strap effortlessly conforms to the shape of the wrist, combining comfort and aesthetics, while the Alcantara-like suede is reminiscent of a sports car interior. The strap is subtly integrated into the case with two invisible screws, instead of the usual spring bar technique. The central seconds counter, thanks to a smoked sapphire crystal, ensures a precise display while allowing great visibility of the movement.

Franck Muller Vanguard™ Racing Skeleton Bill Auberlen Limited Edition

A true ambassador of motor sport, Bill Auberlen shares the same values of performance and perfection as Franck Muller. To date, he has won 63 races and is officially the most successful sports car driver in North American history.

Franck Muller Vanguard™ Racing Skeleton Bill Auberlen Limited Edition

For this US limited Edition, the seconds indications start from the bottom and not from the top as on a car counter, allowing the seconds to be read at both ends of the hand. To further accentuate the skeletonised design, the date numerals have also been fully skeletonised.

Franck Muller Vanguard™ Racing Skeleton Bill Auberlen Limited Edition

Macro molecular Technologie Bleu is an innovative material made from high purity metals and exotic elements that have been deconstructed to the macromolecular level. The material is very stable and will hold the finest detail including threads. The colours and patterns run completely through the material and the finished product is beautiful, lightweight, very strong, and comfortable to wear and touch and will last for many generations.

Technical details

Model: Vanguard™ Racing Skeleton Bill Auberlen
Collection: Vanguard

Reference: V 45 SC DT SQT RCG BILL AUBERLEN (NR)

Franck Muller Vanguard™ Racing Skeleton Bill Auberlen Limited Edition watch rose gold version

Case
Vanguard case
18k rose gold
Black inserts on both sides of the case
Width: 44 mm x Length: 53.7 mm x Thickness: 12.7 mm
Sapphire crystal
Water resistant up to 30 meters

Functions
Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Date

Instructions
Winding shaft with 3 positions: 1.Winding. 2. Date setting 3.Time setting

Movement
MVT FM 2800-SQ01
Self-winding movement with bidirectional rotor system
Power reserve of 42 hours
165 components
21 jewels
Diameter: Ø 26.20 mm
Thickness : 3.75 mm
Balance wheel frequency set at 28,800 alternations per hour

Movement decoration
Côtes de Genève and brushing “soleil papier” on the bridges and the rotor
Circular graining on the two sides of the main plate
Chamfering of the bridges 24k gold bath and rhodium plating of the components 24k gold finish on the written engravings
Circular brushing of the rotor ball bearing
Brushing “soleil papier” on the barrel
Polishing at 45° and brushing “soleil” of the ratchet
Polished and blued screws

Bracelet
Black leather and rubber strap
Buckle 18k rose gold buckle

Retail price
US$ 34,000

Reference V 45 SC DT SQT RCG BILL AUBERLEN CARBONE NR (AC)

Franck Muller Vanguard™ Racing Skeleton Bill Auberlen Limited Edition watch with carbon case

Case
Vanguard case
Carbone
Stainless steel inserts on boths sides of the case
Width: 44 mm x Length: 53.7 mm x Thickness: 12.7 mm
Sapphire crystal
Water resistant up to 30 meters

Functions
Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Date

Instructions
Winding shaft with 3 positions: 1.Winding. 2. Date setting 3.Time setting

Movement
MVT FM 2800-SQ01
Self-winding movement with bidirectional rotor system
Power reserve of 42 hours
165 components
21 jewels
Diameter: Ø 26.20 mm
Thickness : 3.75 mm
Balance wheel frequency set at 28,800 alternations per hour

Movement decoration
Côtes de Genève and brushing “soleil papier” on the bridges and the rotor
Circular graining on the two sides of the main plate
Chamfering of the bridges 24k gold bath and rhodium plating of the components 24k gold finish on the written engravings
Circular brushing of the rotor ball bearing
Brushing “soleil papier” on the barrel
Polishing at 45° and brushing “soleil” of the ratchet
Polished and blued screws
Bracelet Black leather and rubber strap
Buckle Hand brushed stainless folding buckle with black PVD coating

Retail price
US$ 27,400

Reference V 45 SC DT SQT RCG BILL AUBERLEN MTBL (AC)

Franck Muller Vanguard™ Racing Skeleton Bill Auberlen Limited Edition watch Macro molecular Technologie Bleu

Case
Vanguard case
Grade-2 titanium blent with blue hybrid resin at the molecular level
Stainless steel inserts on boths sides of the case
Width: 44 mm x Length: 53.7 mm x Thickness: 12.7 mm
Sapphire crystal
Water resistant up to 30 meters

Functions
Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Date

Instructions
Winding shaft with 3 positions: 1.Winding. 2. Date setting 3.Time setting

Movement
MVT FM 2800-SQ01
Self-winding movement with bidirectional rotor system
Power reserve of 42 hours
165 components
21 jewels
Diameter: Ø 26.20 mm
Thickness: 3.75 mm
Balance wheel frequency set at 28,800 alternations per hour

Movement decoration
Côtes de Genève and brushing “soleil papier” on the bridges and the rotor
Circular graining on the two sides of the main plate
Chamfering of the bridges 24k gold bath and rhodium plating of the components 24k gold finish on the written engravings
Circular brushing of the rotor ball bearing
Brushing “soleil papier” on the barrel
Polishing at 45° and brushing “soleil” of the ratchet
Polished and blued screws

Bracelet
Blue leather and rubber strap
Buckle Hand brushed stainless folding buckle with a blue PVD Franck Muller emblem

Retail price
US$ 26,200