Franck decided to devote his career to create highly complicated watches and started working in his workshop on timepieces that would become exceptional world premieres. Later, in 1991, he met Vartan Sirmakes, who challenged him to turn a small volume production into a prestigious brand and enterprise that Franck Muller is today.
This unique watchmaking concept, enables us to concentrate on the same property all the various stages of the making of a watch: conception, manufacturing, engraving, assembling, after sales department, etc...
In 2004, after years of development, Franck Muller revolutionized the watchmaking industry by making the very first tri-axial tourbillon in the world. The Revolution 3 offers an exceptional technical spectacle as well as emotions only to be found at Franck Muller. This stunning complication is the result of one of the most complex creations in Haute Horlogerie.
Franck Muller watches became easily identifiable thanks to their Cintrée Curvex shape that is commonly recognized as the brand’s most significant silhouette. For the brand, it quickly became a great success and a way to express its unique identity, assert its DNA and demonstrate its know-how in case manufacturing.
Franck Muller has distinguished itself not only by the exceptional nature of its models, but also by the creation of its own watch fair: the WPHH – World Presentation of Haute Horlogerie, where it demonstrates its pioneering status as an independent brand.
Master of Complications
All the mechanical watchmaking complications invented by Franck Muller are designed and developed at the heart of our own workshops. From the simple sketch of a world premiere mechanism to the execution of the plans, via the construction of a prototype, right through to monitoring the production — every stage of manufacturing a watch is followed to its successful completion.
The degree of hand finishing and hand craftsmanship on Franck Muller watches and their grand complications are exemplary within the industry. The care, patience and attention given to each component is tremendous.
An artisan decorator is sometimes required to work 20 hours on a single component. Even if the components will not be visible, it is very important that the beautiful movement looks as beautiful inside as outside. This level of care is what gives to the Franck Muller timepieces their identity and their infinite value.