To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the famous Italian comics Diabolik, Franck Muller and Ronchi Gioielli collaborated on a special edition Cintrée Curvex Diabolik watch limited to 25 pieces.
Created in 1962 by Angela and Luciana Giussani, two sisters, Diabolik is a well-known comic book in Italy. Diabolik is one of the best-selling comics in the world, with 150 million volumes sold. After a first movie adaptation in 2021, Diabolik II has been launched this month, November 2022, to celebrate the comic book’s 60th Anniversary.
The aesthetic of the timepiece fits in perfectly with Diabolik’s character and his mysterious spirit with his mask designed on the dial of a Cintrée Curvex™, the emblematic watch shape of Franck Muller.
The design of the timepiece shows a black PVD case and a black paint lacquered dial in order to highlight Diabolik’s gaze. The symbolism of Diabolik’s colour, the rosso vivo lettering, is represented on the hands.
The timepiece is also a tribute to Enzo Facciolo – designer of Diabolik – who died in 2021. The Cintrée Curvex™ Diabolik Limited Edition is produced in a limited series, one of which is offered to the designer’s nephew.
The idea was born thanks to the acquaintance of one of the designer’s nephews, as well as the cooperation with Ronchi Gioielli.
Ronchi Gioielli was founded in Milano about a century ago and has been an official Franck Muller dealer for several years.
The timepiece is also a tribute to Enzo Facciolo – designer of Diabolik – who died in 2021. The Cintrée Curvex Diabolik Limited Edition is produced in a limited series, one of which is offered to the designer’s nephew.
Model: Franck Muller Cintrée Curvex™ Diabolik Limited Edition
Reference 7880 SC DT DIABOLIK NR
Stainless Steel with black PVD coating
Water resistant up to 30 meters
20 layers of translucent lacquer
Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Date at 6 o’clock
Winding shaft with 3 positions: 1.Winding. 2.Date setting 3.Time setting
Calibre MVT FM 800-DT
Self-winding movement with bidirectional rotor system
Power reserve of 42 hours
Diameter: 0 25.60 mm. Thickness: 3.75 mm
Balance wheel frequency set at 28,800 alternations per hour
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
Black rubber strap
Stainless steel buckle with black PVD coating