The Manual Wind: The New Franck Muller Vanguard Timepiece

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fmvan2In this judgmental world we live in, shape is just as important as face and what is inside.  Before we can focus on the details, the first eye catching aspect is always the exterior.  One brand most easily recognized by its shape is Franck Muller.  This iconic watch brand, known for its tonneau shape cases, has been carried by its unique proportions since its inception.  With its popularity slowed in recent years, the time to update this curved case is upon us.  Introducing the Franck Muller Vanguard.

fmvan4Introduced in large proportions, the newest Franck Muller model dons softer edges and a brushed finish.  Offered in three metals, titanium, rose gold, and steel, this case is different than any Franck Muller previously offered yet still as recognizable.  Inside lies a a beautifully detailed dial; which Franck Muller is also known for.  Applied arabic numerals sit atop a brushed dial for great depth and detail in both models.  Luminescent hands show the time kept by the 40+ hour power reserve Franck Muller caliber movements below.  Attached to Screen Shot 2015-03-03 at 9.20.47 PMthe wrist with either crocodile or rubber.  This larger timepiece, with its curved case, can be worn both for sport and dress.

With its large proportion and historically recognizable case shape, the Franck Muller Vanguard is sure to draw attention.  In typical Franck Muller fashion, detail can be seen from the dial, to the case, to the movement.  This high end brand has seen better days in the marketplace, but its latest release, the Franck Muller Vanguard, is sure to pass judgement.


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