Saturday, February 4, 2017

Franck Muller – GRAVITY™ V45 Skeleton

Franck MullerGRAVITYV45 Skeleton Tourbillon Titanium Black

For 25 years, Franck Muller has been reinterpreting watchmaking tradition in order to propel it into a high-tech dimension. The 2017 creations are no exception to the rule and send a distinctly avant-garde breeze blowing through the time-honoured art of skeleton-working.

 GRAVITYV45 Skeleton

The tourbillon bridges of the Gravity™ Skeleton take their place within a 3D architectural concept, supported by a rounded structure that is entirely openworked, like the mainplate. Engineered to revolutionize the watchmaking design, the Gravity™ line continues to evolve introducing this time a new skeletonized version, combining cutting-edge technology with unique heritage.

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The pioneering construction of the movement lies in the shape of the bridges that have been turned into a concave and convex shape, offering the watch an exclusive design. The skeleton body of the Gravity captures the gaze with its massive mechanism where the bridges and the pillars of a traditional tourbillon have been turned into an elliptical circle with diameters of 21.2mm, giving the timepiece a three dimensional aspect. An eccentric balance of 14mm further characterises this unconventional tourbillon. The 3D structure of its bridges and the plate has been entirely skeletonised with the aim of emphasising the volume of its massive mechanism. The structural lines of this masterpiece are enhanced by the use of colors on the tourbillon cage as well as on the open-worked hands.

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The very strong character of this piece is further accentuated by the texture and structure of its case that recalls the pioneering character of the Gravity line. Featuring the highest quality materials, the master watchmakers of Watchland invested all its resources to make the Gravity skeleton a true piece of design and innovation.

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The new Gravity skeleton is available in a wide range of colored finishes, allowing creating a watch that is unique and exclusive while still offering the highest Swiss quality. Indeed, the components in anodized aluminum will enable you to personalize your timepiece with a wide range of striking colors: from orange to yellow, blue, purple and many more.

With the aim of bringing the future forward, this new model represents a combination of exclusivity and high tech luxury.

Technical details

Model: GRAVITYV45 Skeleton


Calibre CS-03.SQT
Manual-winding mechanical movement
Dimensions of the movement: 38.4 x 39.6mm Height: 8.70mm
Display: Hours and minutes
Functions: Time setting
Power reserve: 5 days
Frequency: 18'800 vibrations / hour
Number of components: 237
Number of jewels: 24
Movement decoration
Anodized aluminium, black PVD treatment, 18 carat gold or rhodium plating
Open-face dial
Titanium with PVD treatment
Carbon, stainless steel, 18 carat gold
Dimensions of the case: 44mm X 53.70mm X 15.10mm
Water-resistance: 3 ATM
Rubber (bottom) with alligator (top) with colored finishes
Rubber (bottom) with nylon (top) with colored finishes

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