Franck Muller debuts four new colorful Vanguard watches to commemorate the 1,000-mile vintage car rally known as The Colorado Grand.
As the event’s exclusive watch sponsor, Franck Muller designed each model to represent an emblematic automobile: pine green for the Bentley; fire red for the Ferrari; French blue for the Bugatti; and stunning silver for the Mercedes. Each is also created using different case material.
These are: polished steel (red dial), rose gold (blue dial), titanium (green dial) and micro-blasted steel (silver dial).
The Colorado Grand, which concluded in September, is an annual charity event during which drivers and crew meet in Vail, Colorado, to drive 1,000 miles during four days.
The New Watches
The watches each feature Franck Muller’s tonneau-shaped Vanguard case measuring 30.65mm by 51.9mm by 8.15mm thick, powered by Franck Muller’s own excellent FM 708 manual-wind movement.
Franck Muller says that its artisans were inspired by high-end automakers when designing the watches. Each dial includes a “bochonné” decoration at its center while each watch’s seconds hand mimics a vintage car speedometer with its similar typography, hand design and “assuré circulaire” decoration.
The four models will be made in limited editions of thirty-three to honor the 33rd running of the Colorado Grand. Prices: $23,500 (rose gold case), $16,500 (micro-blasted steel case), $14,500 (titanium and polished steel case).