Franck Muller’s new Vanguard Line Cut emphasizes lightness and curves with a micro-blasted matte gray titanium case, dial and bracelet.
As the latest model within Franck Muller’s winning Vanguard collection, the Line Cut offers collectors a matte-finished contemporary option within Vanguard, known for its wrist-hugging tonneau-shape and trademark elongated numerals.
The new collection broadens the appeal of Vanguard, which Franck Muller has expanded considerably in recent years with racing designs, skeleton models, gem-set editions and several seriously complicated calibers.
Franck Muller equips the new Vanguard Line Cut with a simple two-hand time-telling function, which serves to emphasize the sleek, curved matte gray case and its curved black ‘line cut” along the sides.
Furthermore, Franck Muller then matches the cut to the black outline of each of the dial’s long, hand-applied numerals. Ironically, while the dial projects depth, the case remains relatively thin, here measuring only 9.8mm from front to back. By Franck Muller standards, that’s ultra-thin.
Franck Muller watchmakers have fit the new watch (which is still in limited release) with an extra-flat automatic movement.
Specifications: Franck Muller Vanguard Line Cut
Reference: V 41 S AT REL LINE CUT FM 708
Movement: Franck Muller Automatic, 21,600 vibrations hour, 42 hours power reserve, Côtes de Genève, circular graining, rhodium plating.
Case: 41mm by 50mm by 9.10mm micro-blasted grade 5 titanium, water resistant to 30 meters.
Dial: Gray titanium PVD, matte gray hand-applied numerals with black contours.
Bracelet and buckle: Micro-blasted grade 5 titanium.
Price: 9,820 Euros, or about $11,920.