Fans of the Italian-based comic Diabolik can now wear an ode to their favorite master thief when they strap on the new Franck Muller Cintrée Curvex Diabolik Limited Edition.
Franck Muller created the new watch to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the comic, which debuted in 1962 and has since become one of the best-selling comics worldwide.
The watchmaker nicely channels the mysterious Diabolik on the watch’s dark lacquered dial, which features a masked set of alluring eyes topped by blood-red hands, all placed within a black PVD Cintrée Curvex case.
(See specifications below for additional technical details about the automatic watch, a limited edition of twenty-five pieces).
Franck Muller also created the watch as a tribute to Diabolik designer Enzo Facciolo, who died in 2021, and will offer one watch from the limited series to the designer’s nephew.
The watches can be purchased from Ronchi Gioielli in Milan, which has been an official Franck Muller dealer for several years. Price upon request.
Specifications: Franck Muller Cintrée Curvex Diabolik Limited Edition Collection
Reference: 7880 SC DT DIABOLIK NR
Case: Stainless steel with black PVD coating, hand polished, sapphire crystal, water resistant to 30 meters.
Dial: Twenty layers of black translucent lacquer, date at 6 o’clock.
Movement: Franck Muller automatic MVT FM 800-DT with bidirectional rotor, power reserve of 42 hours, Côtes de Genève and brushed sunray pattern finishing on the bridges and the rotor, circular graining on the two sides of the main plate, chamfering of the bridges 24k gold bath and rhodium plating of the components. In addition, 24-karat gold finish on the written engravings, circular brushing of the rotor ball bearing, brushing sunray pattern on the barrel, polishing at 45° and brushed sunray pattern on the ratchet. Polished and blued screws.
Strap: Black rubber with steel buckle topped with black PVD coating.
The watch is available exclusively at Ronchi Gioielli in Milan. (Tel: 0039 02 877 449 and E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.)