In honour of the 20th Anniversary of the Crazy Hours, Franck Muller and Hom Nguyen bring together the watchmaking know-how and the talent of the artist to offer an exceptional limited edition from the Vanguard collection.
For this collection, Hom Nguyen let his imagination run free by drawing each numeral with his legendary and talented pattern. From one line to another, the drawing embodies the trajectories of human lives. The numerals drawn by the artist and replicated by Franck Muller’s dial craftsmen in the purest watchmaking tradition thus come to life.
Featuring the iconic Crazy Hours complication, this limited edition offers a unique reading of time, showing the hour numerals drawn by hand in the most unconventional order. Thanks to a patented mechanism, the central hour hand literally jumps from one hour to the next, respectfully following the numbers placed randomly on the dial.
Thereby after 60 minutes the hour hand would jump to the next correct number. Meanwhile, the minute hand follows a conventional 60-minute cycle revolving around the dial. Powering this playful complication, its bidirectional self-winding movement offers a power reserve of 42 hours.
Available in stainless steel, titanium, ceramic and 18k rose gold, the limited edition of 50 or 100 pieces depending on the finishing, is presented in the sizes 41, 43 and 45 millimetres.
Each Vanguard Crazy Hours Hom Nguyen timepiece comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist in addition to the usual certificate of authenticity.
Back in 2021, the iconic Swiss Maison introduced a Double Mystery Tourbillon Unique Piece in collaboration with Hom Nguyen.
Suggested retail price
Ref. V 41 CH HN LTD (BC), Stainless steel version: 22’600 CHF
Ref. V 43 CH HN COL DRM LTD (BC), Rose gold version: 33’300 CHF
Ref. V 45 CH HN LTD (NR), Titanium version: 22’800 CHF