Sep 042009
 
Franck Muller the Most Complicated Watch

Franck Muller the Most Complicated Watch

Franck Muller was born in Switzerland on July 11th 1958, to an Italian mother and a Swiss father. He was raised in a multicultural environment.

From a very early age, he developed a growing interest for all mechanical devices.

It wasn’t long before the young Franck starts to disassemble all the machines in the house to study their “hearts”.

During his teens, he collects antique astrological instruments and at age 15 he was already a force in the world of watchmaking – only 15 years old. In that time he was won many awards for his work and his watches are regarded as being of outstanding craftsmanship.

Franck Muller Watchmaker

Franck Muller Watchmaker

He entered the famous Geneva School of Watch making in 1981 where he graduated with distinction.

Faithful to his independence of state and mind, he chooses the most difficult path: to create his own workshop instead of joining a brand or a group of watchmakers. It does not take long before his reputation is made: gifted by exception technical talent, auction houses and collectors from all over the world send him their treasures for restoration.

In 1983, Franck Muller is proud to present his first wristwatches. They all present a complicated movement that has been entirely created by him.

As of 1983, Franck Muller unveils a World Premiere once a year: the gifted watchmaker reveals his invention, may it be a Tourbillon (1983), a Tourbillon with jumping hours (1986), a Tourbillon with Minute Repeater (1987), an inverted Tourbillon with Minute Repeater and Perpetual Calendar (1989), etc…

In October 2002, Franck Muller Geneve is granted the first prize, men’s category, of the Geneve Watch Making Grand Prix.

This exclusive prize confirms the watchmaker’s exceptional talent.

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