Franck Muller‘s passion for watches began in 1973 when he was enrolled in watchmaking school at the age of 15. His successful career as a watchmaker witnessed the ebb and flow of trends until the early 1980s when the quartz movement caused drastic changes in the Swiss watch industry.
It was then that Muller realized that this electronic technology would not be a fad, and by 1991, the watchmaker established his own brand to protect the craft and art of his life’s commitment to complex functions.
As one of the first independent watchmakers to pursue interesting case shapes, Muller created his own design language. Today, his name has become synonymous with the tonneau shape, and the dial is decorated with curved sapphire crystal glass, from super whimsical to refined tradition.
The CintréeCurvex Master Empire Tourbillon is a fantastic example of what the Franck Muller brand represents: the tourbillon embraces the barrel case in a special finishing, so that the entire watch is not just dialed into a model.
The platinum case of the Cintrée Curvex Master Imperial Tourbillon provides an unconventional frame for the beautiful hot blue steel hands with luminescence, Arabic numerals flipped below 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock, and a charming tourbillon with hand-engraved arms. The guilloche pattern on the dial allows the mechanism to radiate energy.
Turn the fashion watches over and a few hot blue screws match the ingeniously engraved movement. This craft has almost become a secret handshake between the French Mullan craftsman and the wearer.
Cintrée Curvex Master Imperial Tourbillon is an extremely successful example of Mueller’s influence on the independent watchmaking industry. The Franck Muller brand was born partly in response to the quartz crisis and a lifelong passion for watchmaking. It uses traditional and unique modern design language to create a truly amazing library of works.
Model: Franck Muller Cintrée Curvex Master Imperial Tourbillon
Reference number: 7851T
Case size + material: 42 mm x 35 mm platinum case
Bottom cover: Exhibition bottom cover
Movement: Manually wound movement
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, tourbillon
Strap/Bracelet: Alligator leather strap with platinum buckle