Franck Muller Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton (Price, Pictures and Specifications)
The Revolution series of tourbillons by Franck Muller represents some of the most ambitious, radical and astonishing achievements in the history of contemporary watchmaking.
Today, Franck Muller unveils the Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton, that offers an exceptional technical spectacle as well as emotions only to be found at Franck Muller.
Featuring a breathtaking skeleton movement, this timepiece stylishly reveals openworked black bridges and red aluminium indicators that allows to observe one of the most beautiful mechanism in all of Horlogerie.
This triple axis tourbillon corrects the force of gravity in all positions, contrary to a classic tourbillon which only compensates it when the wristwatch is in a vertical position. This complex system of carriages is a technical marvel and is the result of one of the most complex creations in Haute Horlogerie.
Dominating the lower half of the movement, the extraordinary triple axis tourbillon slowly turns through the one-hour, eight-minute and 60-second cycles of its respective three carriages. This highly complex mechanism makes the Franck Muller Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton a wonder of precision and above all a masterpiece of micromechanics.
Power flows from the gear train through all three carriages to activate the balance wheel five times each second. As the Revolution 3 has three carriages, the gear train has significant resistance to overcome. So as to provide an abundance of energy to drive this triple axis tourbillon, the movement was given a massive 10 days of power reserve. Furthermore, there are two retrograde indications at 4 and 8 o’clock for the progression of the eight-minute carriage and the 60-second carriage.
Housed for the first time in a Vanguard case, this timepiece features a unique sapphire dome on the front and back of the watch, allowing to further highlight the magnificent triple axis tourbillon.
The Vanguard case, made of grade-2 titanium, is treated with black PVD coating. The strap, made of red Alcantara, effortlessly takes the shape of the wrist and perfectly complements the red decorations on the movement and the Vanguard case.
Wholly designed and manufactured in-house, the futuristic design of the Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton is a mechanical treasure showcasing the exceptional know-how Franck Muller manufacture.
The new Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton comes with Franck Muller’s 5-year tourbillon warranty and is delivered in a very special box with an automated opening system.
Franck Muller Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton
The triple axis tourbillon of the Franck Muller Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton corrects the force of gravity in all positions, contrary to a classic tourbillon which only compensates it when the wristwatch is in a vertical position. This complex system of carriages is a technical marvel and is the result of one of the most complex creations in Haute Horlogerie.
Reference: V 50 REV 3 SQT NR BR (ER)
· Vanguard case
· Grade-2 titanium with back PVD treatment
· Hand Brushed
· Red inserts on both sides of the case
· Width: 46 mm x Length: 55.9 mm x Thickness: 13.7 mm
· Sapphire crystal with two domes on the front and back
· Water resistant up to 30 meters
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Triple Axis Tourbillon, Power reserve at 12 o’clock, Carriages progression indicators at 4 o’clock and 8 o’clock
Instructions: Winding shaft with 2 positions: 1. Winding. 2. Time setting
· Manual winding movement
· Power reserve of 10 days
· 359 components
· 36 rubies
· Width: 34.30 mm. Length: 40.30 mm. Thickness: 9.65 mm
· Balance wheel frequency set at 18,000 alternations per hour
· Rotation of the first cage in 1 minute
· Rotation of the second cage in 8 minutes
· Rotation of the third cage in 1-hour
· Skeleton Movement
· Microbillage and hand chamfering on the main plate and the tourbillon cage
· Circular graining on the wheels
· Red anodization of the tourbillon cage and indicators
Strap & Buckle:
· Hand sewn red Alcantara strap
· Grade-2 titanium folding buckle
· Hand brushed
The price for the Franck Muller Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton ref. V 50 REV 3 SQT NR BR (ER) is CHF 480,000 excluding taxes and will be available from September 2020.