The era of psychedelia returns to the house of Franck Muller this year, injecting the brand’s latest models with a wave of provocative energy. Like our namesake founder, we are tearing up the rules and challenging the norms in watchmaking as we revive one of Franck Muller’s most audacious designs for WPHH 2022.
Colour Me Happy
A collector of art and crafter of sophisticated watches, Franck Muller’s two passions frequently collided in bursts of creativity. This was how the very first Color Dreams watch was born. With the watch dial as our canvas, we gave rise to a rainbow display on our iconic oversized hour markers in 2000. Since then, Color Dreams has entered every corner of Franck Muller’s collections.
In the last decade, as boldly coloured dials and rainbow-style gem-set timepieces have trended, our experiment with the concept of Color Dreams has continued. The latest execution of this vivacious design is the Southeast Asia Exclusive Vanguard Skeleton Color Dreams, housed in a lightweight carbon fibre case to match the lightweight FM 1740-VS calibre.
The skeletonised movement is engineered in contemporary Franck Muller style, designed as a skeleton watch from the beginning. The satin-finished, anodised aluminium bridges of the movement are secured directly to the inner case, machined precisely to fit the curved case design. Architectural inspiration merges with vivid pop colours on the electroplated movement components, from the fiery red barrel bridge to the marigold yellow small seconds counter at 6 o’clock.
The plates and bridges of the Vanguard Skeleton Color Dreams are coloured in signature hues through the process of electrolytic anodisation, which requires the special manufacture of components in aluminium, instead of the traditionally used brass or nickel silver.