Iconic watch manufacturer, Franck Muller and Oman’s leading luxury watch and lifestyle boutique, Mistal have collaborated to create two limited-edition collections.
The two forces from the horology universe have come together to launch the collections that showcase 50 individually numbered timepieces in the Vanguard model and 10 Vanguard Crazy Hours. Made exclusively for the Sultanate, the Franck Muller Vanguard Oman Edition and Vanguard Crazy Hours have been created in association with Mistal.
The fascinating Franck Muller Vanguard Oman Edition and Vanguard Crazy Hour hand-brushed Grade-2 titanium cases measuring 41.0 mm in diameter, and 49.95 mm in length with thickness of 12.2 mm and are water resistant up to 30 metres. The Vanguard Crazy Hour gets a special touch with a Red colour crown tip along with a hologram on the dial that has never been seen on this Franck Muller model before.
Both the novelties feature Islamic/Indian hours, minutes, and seconds hands that are super luminous. The date display at 6 o’clock is super luminous as well. The distinctive applique numerals have been meticulously hand-polished and hand-brushed in both collections staying true to the craftsmanship of Franck Muller.
Franck Muller, for the first time, released a dial featuring the Sultanate of Oman written in Arabic Calligraphy at the 6 o’clock position enclosed in sapphire crystal glass.
The winding shaft has three positions for winding, date setting, and time setting. The movement decoration includes Côtes de Genève and brushing soleil papier on the bridges and rotor. The main plate has circular graining on both sides and the bridges are chamfered. The components have a 24k gold bath and rhodium plating, with a 24k gold finish on the written engravings. The rotor ball bearing is circular brushed, while the barrel is brushed soleil papier and polished at 45°. The ratchet is also brushed soleil and polished, and the screws are polished and blued. The bracelet is a beautiful hand-sewn alligator/rubber strap with a black PVD coating and a brushed Grade-2 titanium folding buckle.
The two self-winding references are powered by Franck Muller in-house 800-DT manufactured automatic movement with a 42-hour power reserve in a fine showmanship of bringing together watch-making technology and traditional know-how. Franck Muller timepieces are characterised by complicated movements and original designs, APTLY KNOWN AS THE MASTER OF COMPLICATIONS.
Each of these models has been designed and executed by Mistal with the support of Franck Muller.