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Only Watch 2011: Franck Muller Crazy Hours Totally Switzerland watch

by Michael Weare
17 August, 2011
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Michael Weare has been a professional writer for 30 years, writing about Japanese technology, German and Italian cars, British tailoring and Swiss watches. Michael manages the editorial content of Click Tempus and will be keeping the magazine fresh and informative with regular features, as well as bringing great writers to the magazine. Email: michael@clicktempus.com

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Franck Muller prides itself on perpetuating the great tradition of “Horlogerie” by creating and developing remarkable complications never before seen. The manufacture’s skill resides in its ability to launch watches which are considered masterpieces in terms of design and precise mechanisms. Each Franck Muller timepiece is made within the Swiss watchmaking tradition.

Ever since Only Watch began 53 year old Franck Muller has always personally intervened to lend his expertise and skill to such an important cause.

For 2011, the brand is proud to participate once again in the Only Watch Auction whose funds will be donated entirely to the Monégasque Association for Muscular Dystrophy.

This year Franck Muller has decided to present one of its most famous watches, the Crazy Hours. The hallmark exploding numerals of the Crazy Hours dial reveal the hours in their chronological order. The hour hand jumps every time that the minute hand completes its revolution, a new and arresting way to read time.

Franck Muller Totally Switzerland dial

For Only Watch, Franck Muller has created a very special dial designed to elicit a surge of Swiss pride from the Swiss residents of Monaco, who make up one of the largest communities in the Rocher, and the colours used were specially selected to symbolise the Helvetica flag and the Monte-Carlo principality.

Specifications

  • Reference: 1300 CH
  • Calibre: FM 2800 HF
  • Movement: Automatic
  • Dimensions of Movement: 25.60 mm Height: 5.20 mm
  • Display: Hours in the middle jumping in uncoording way and minutes
  • Functions: Winding-shaft with two positions
  • Power Reserve: 42 hours
  • Frequency: 28’000 vibrations / hour
  • Number of Components: 186
  • Number of Jewels: 23
  • Water-resistance: 3 ATM
  • Movement Decoration: Côtes de Genève, diamond polishing, hand-bevelling, circular graining, bi-colour rhodium-plating and hand-engraving
  • Dial: Sun-stamped translucent lacquered red dial with
  • Case: Long Island: 18 carat white gold
  • Case Dimensions: Width: 35.20 mm x Length: 59.20 mm x Height: 13.30mm
  • Strap: Hand-sewn red alligator strap

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Michael Weare has been a professional writer for 30 years, writing about Japanese technology, German and Italian cars, British tailoring and Swiss watches. Michael manages the editorial content of Click Tempus and will be keeping the magazine fresh and informative with regular features, as well as bringing great writers to the magazine. Email: michael@clicktempus.com

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  1. LuxeSwissWatch.com

    Swiss watches made more versatile range of high-quality design and very attractive watches.Great post! Buying Swiss watches is definitely a great investment.

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