The Grand Central is a spectacular new collection, where the Tourbillon is in the spotlight, placed at the centre of the timepiece.
One of the complexities of the collection lies in the fact that Franck Muller, the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer, had to totally rethink the watch in order to move the Tourbillon from its original position at 6 o’clock to the centre of the watch.
In addition to this attractive and surprising decentering, Franck Muller designers and watchmakers had to find an innovative system to display the time in the centre of the watch. Thus, they found an innovative way to place the hour and second hands around the Tourbillon cage, highlighting the beauty of the piece.
Extremely rare for a Franck Muller Tourbillon collection, the watch holds a self-winding movement, thanks to an eccentric micro-rotor, offering four days of power reserve.
This beautiful central Tourbillon is housed in a redesigned Cintrée Curvex™ case where the sapphire crystal extends all the way to the bracelet, giving much greater visibility to the dial.
Furthermore, the bezel which is separate from the case allows beautiful two-tone treatments.
This design totally changes the aspect of the original Cintrée Curvex™ and fully highlights the beautiful curves of the watch.
It also gives full visibility to the dial by limiting the amount of material used on the sides which are technically very difficult to achieve and giving the case a new modern line of life.
The open back allows admiring the pure traditional decorations as the Côte de Genève.