Founded in 1991 by Vartan Sirmakes and Franck Muller, the Franck Muller Group has become one of the most important Haute Horlogerie companies in the world in less than 15 years. Its watchmaking headquarters, Watchland, is located in Genthod, a small town near Geneva, and is famous for its breathtaking views of Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc.
Franck Muller’s history of challenging traditional watchmaking traditions, its exquisite watchmaking expertise in the creation of complex models, and its completely innovative, contemporary design have contributed to the brand’s advanced position. In
replica Franck Muller watches fact, since its inception, the Group has invested heavily in its design and research departments. The current global development of the FRANCK MULLER Group can be summarized as follows: an annual production of 50,000 watches, 9 brands, 1,000 employees, 10 watchmaking locations, mainly in Geneva and Jura, Switzerland, 36 boutiques worldwide, and 5.5 million watches over the next two to four years, An investment of CHF 10 million.
The key to the success of the FRANCK MULLER brand.
Committed to perpetuating the great traditions of watchmaking by developing or creating never-before-seen complications and using exquisite mechanics to create astonishing masterpieces, the revolutionary design of the case is scrupulously in keeping with the finest Swiss-made quality. The innovative Cintrée Curvex case was launched in the early 1990s. These are just some of the international success stories of FRANCK MULLER’s success.
FRANCK MULLER Complications
Complications created in the Geneva workshops can be divided into three categories: Grandes Complications, Grandes Complications and Grandes Complications. The world’s most complicated watches, often the world’s first, are presented at the annual independent Haute Horlogerie exhibitions held at the Franck Muller Group’s watchmaking headquarters in Genthod, where the achievements of the AETERNITAS (2006) and AETERNITAS MEGA (2007) collections are particularly appreciated. These two epoch-making creations are the expression of all the research that has gone into the creation of these two models, with a particular focus on combining the presentation of a number of surprising complications and the continuation of one of the most refined complications in the FRANCK MULLER watchmaking tradition: the tourbillon. The creation of AETERNITAS, FRANCK MULLER has given birth to five monumental timepieces, self-winding watches in the form of the Cintrée Curvex. The AETERNITAS perpetual calendar, unlike the traditional perpetual calendar, takes into account the Gregorian calendar, which stipulates that all years are leap years only if they can be divided by 400. In 2007, the AETERNITAS was incredibly enhanced with the Big and Small chime and the minute repeater with Westminster chimes: the AETERNITAS MEGA. The fourth version developed has become the world’s most complicated watch model, with 25 complications, five years of research and a price range of between two and three million Swiss francs. The two-axis tourbillon Revolution 2 (2003), and the three-axis tourbillon Revolution 3 (2004) and Evolution 3 (2004) are among the most important extreme functions created by the FRANCK MULLER brand. The other important extreme watch functions created by the FRANCK MULLER brand are the two-axis tourbillon Revolution 2 (2003) and the three-axis tourbillon Revolution 3 (2004) and the Evolution 3-1 Tourbillon (2005). It would be difficult to list the functions of the Grande Complication. They include the following various complications: the chronograph function, the retrograde, double or triple retrograde function, and the perpetual calendar. We would like to mention, in brief, the Seconde Déloyale, the Master Banker Tourbillon and the Master Banker Moonphase from 2005. Finally, the Playful Complications are arguably the watches that best represent the spirit of the FRANCK MULLER brand. The following are some of the most popular collections: the Vegas of 1999, with its patented design that allows the simulation of a roulette wheel, the Crazy Hours of 2003, where the time on the dial is displayed in an irregular sequence, and the Totally Crazy of 2005, where the hour and date displays are coordinated and also run in an irregular fashion. For the 2006 Secret Hours, the hour and minute hands always stop at 12 o’clock, and the correct time is indicated only when the 9 o’clock button is pressed. In addition, the 2006 Hour Retrograde and Moon Phase shows that the length of the interval between its retrograde hours depends on its importance: the happy hours are extended and amplified and the monotonous and tedious hours seem to be magically shortened. Ultimately, but also very importantly, it was a master’s eye that was used to create a watch exclusively for women. From traditional sizes to large-frame designs, from simple to highly complex functions and from casual chic to magnificent jewel-set cases. No woman can resist the glamorous beauty and appearance of these fascinating creations. Finally, in the 20 years since its creation, FRANCK MULLER has registered 53 patents.
FRANCK MULLER CASE
A true treasure, the FRANCK MULLER watch pushes the boundaries of design in terms of precision, both in terms of case shape and colour, and since 1991, many options have been developed to meet the needs of discerning customers. From the Classic Round, Cintrée Curvex, Conquistador, Long Island, Conquistador Cortez, Master Square, Galet, Art Déco, Tonneau and other case shapes, a wide range of sizes is available. A choice of four different case colours in K gold or platinum.
FRANCK MULLER – boutique
Armenia, Bulgaria, China, Taiwan, France, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and the United States are the locations of a total of 36 FRANCK MULLER boutiques worldwide.
FRANCK MULLER Group – Group brands
From 1991 to 2008, a lot was achieved. In addition to the growth of the FRANCK MULLER range of products, the collection of abrasives has grown and successfully unified the nine brands of the FRANCK MULLER Group into one strong group: FRANCK MULLER, ECW, Pierre Kunz. Rodolphe, Alexis Barthelay, Backes & Strauss, Martin Braun, Pierre Michel Golay and Christian Huygens.
FRANCK MULLER Group – WPHH
The FRANCK MULLER Group’s independent exhibition, WPHH (World Presentation of Haute Horlogerie), has been held since 1998 in Watchland, the watchmaking headquarters in Genthod.
FRANCK MULLER Group – Swiss Made
All the watches produced in the FRANCK MULLER group are 100% Swiss-made. Seventy percent of them are made in Geneva and Jura. This is the result of the management’s determination to maintain the quality of its products. They are confident that their products are made in Switzerland. In order to increase the number of locations and production capacity in the face of increasing production requirements, a major investment plan was necessary. A further expansion of the FRANCK MULLER Group will cost 50 million Swiss francs over the next two to four years, mainly in Geneva and Jura.