Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Largest Wristwatch Tourbillon Ever by Franck Muller

Franck Muller claims to have created the largest tourbillon incorporated into a wristwatch. At 20mm this delicate beauty takes up half the watch. This watch is part of Franck Muller's new GIGA Tourbillon Collection. A technical feat such as this requires a high degree of expertise, intensive research and development as well as exceptionally talented craftsmanship. The tourbillon has a remarkable 10 day power reserved prominently displayed at the 12 'o'clock position. To achieve this feat, the Giga Tourbillon is fitted with two pairs of spring boxes, both 16mm in diameter. Most tourbillon's are fitted with only one or two.

This mechanical timepiece watch requires winding at the crown, which powers an in house FM 2100 Caliber movement containing no less than four barrels beating at a frequency of 18,000 vph. The skeleton version -depicted above- intensifies the vast look of the tourbillon. The case is crafted from white gold and looks black as it is treated with black PVD. Hand chamfering and circular graining adds to the impeccable finishing of the movement which is affixed with the Geneve Seal

The Giga Tourbillon signifies yet another masterpiece created from idea to final product on the scenic grounds of Franck Muller Watchland.

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