Monday, February 27, 2017

Franck Muller – Vanguard™ V45 Skeleton SAPPHIRE Tourbillon

Franck MullerVANGUARDV45 Skeleton SAPPHIRE Tourbillon

In-house Mechanical SAPPHIRE Treasure

While keeping its very strong DNA, the newly born Vanguard™ 60 hour power reserve skeleton provides a mesmerising view on an in-house crafted mechanical treasure. The bridges hand-chamfered to perfection reveal not only the manufactured movement of the watch but also a second counter at 6 o’clock. The architectural and geometric open worked bridges have been designed for watch lovers to admire the mechanism in its entirety.

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Revealing the soul of its mechanism through the transparency of its sapphire case, the new Vanguard™ skeleton sapphire showcases its movement to the fullest. Innovation and expertise coupled with Haute Horlogerie traditions has enabled Franck Muller® to design this one-of-a-kind timepiece, achieving an unprecedented achievement. Manufacturing a sapphire watchcases of this kind requires a high degree of hand-finishing, high expertise and a unique savoir-faire.

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The case, bezel and back this timepiece are milled from a single block of sapphire. It takes two months to machine the case and then two more to accomplish the polishing. The high-tech transparent tonneau watchcase is emphasized by the architectural design of the white PVD skeleton dial, hand-chamfered to perfection.

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The perfectly integrated transparent strap attached to the glass case is totally invisible so that the skin of the wrist can be seen through it. Taking a new direction with its minimalist style, the Vanguard skeleton sapphire offers a full visual access to its in-house manufactured movement.

Technical details



Calibre FM 2001
Manually wound mechanical movement
Dimensions of Movement: 21.90 x 29.40 and Height: 5.30 mm
Power Reserve: 60 hours
Frequency: 18’000 vibrations/ hour
Number of Components: 193
Number of Jewels: 21

Movement decoration: Satin-brushed, hand-chamfered
Winding crown in 2 positions
Dimensions: 44.00 mm X 53.70 mm X 12.80 mm
Water-resistance: 3 ATM
White PVD openwork dial 
Display: Hours and minutes
White Alligator strap

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