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Franck Muller The Watch Making Company


Franck Muller The Watch Making Company

Franck Muller has been called the Master of Complications. He is a Swiss watchmaker born in 1958 in La Chaux de Fonds.

After he graduated from watch making school he began to repair high quality pocket watches and he became responsible for Patek Philippe watches. Whilst he was repairing the complicated watches, he began to like the complicated mechanisms and he started to think about his own workshop.

Franck Muller started his creative career in 1984 where he designed a new collection of Tourbillion wristwatch.

In 1992 he opened the House of Franck Muller and has since become popular in the UAS and Europe.

The Collections

Every year Franck Muller designs a new collection and every collection has that something different.

The aim of Franck Muller is to create stylish and complicated mechanisms.

His first collection, the Tourbillion collection has an interesting mechanism. Pocket watches were notorious for not being precise because of the gravity force on them; the solution was to mount the escapement in a rotating frame. The frame rotated 1800 and cancelled the gravity effect. At the time it was considered to be one of the most difficult mechanisms to make.

Notable Timepieces

Revolution 2revolution 2

This was the first watch to have both vertical and horizontal tourbillion. There is a rotating carriage that rotates once a minute and is pretty amazing to see.

Revolution 3

This watch is different because it has a minute repeater. The watch tells you the time through audible tones.

Long Island Crazy Hours

This is an unusual timepiece. On the face the hours are mixed up. The hour hand does not function like normal as it actually jumps to indicate the hour and the minute hand is normal. It is also made from 18K white gold.

The Colour Dreams Watch

This watch is from the Curvex Collection. The idea was to make the numbers in different colours so that the women that wear them would be different from others.

Chronograph Endurance

The special thing about this watch is that it has numbers to 23 so that it shows the time in a 24-hour mode.

Franck Muller has created some beautiful watches that have incorporated complicated mechanisms.

gucci u-play

The Special Edition of the Gucci U-Play Watch


The Special Edition of the Gucci U-Play Watch

The Gucci U-Play timepiece features an interchangeable bezel and bracelet. The limited edition design has a silver Guccissima leather on the strap and bezel.


Gucci Timepieces announced their special edition of the U-Play watch in 2010, which has been designed by Creative director Frida Giannini and also a contribution of $70 000 to benefit UNICEF’s Schools for Africa initiative says guccitimeless.com.

Frida Giannini said that she visited Malawi with UNICEF and saw the difficult situation that children face in sub-Saharan Africa where there are so many children that do not get the opportunity to go to school. She said that she saw how the UNICEF’s Schools for Africa program is successful in providing education for children.

Gucci has had a relationship with UNICEF since 2005 and has committed more than $9 million. Gucci have also consistently supported UNICEF’s life saving treatment, care and prevention programs for orphans and vulnerable children in sub-Saharan Africa.

The partnership has grown to a focus on education through UNICEF’s Schools for Africa initiative. The program aims to increase access to quality basic education for millions of children in Africa.

The Gucci U-Play watch is aimed at benefiting UNICEF and is available in stores worldwide.

The Gucci and UNICEF Partnership

In 2005 the Gucci and UNICEF partnership began when the company introduced the first annual Gucci Campaign to Benefit UNICEF. The international campaign is the most extensive charitable partnership in Gucci’s history and supports UNICEF programs for orphans and children that have been affected by the HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.

Every year, Gucci has intensified the company’s commitment to UNICEF by expanding the annual campaign and introducing new initiatives to support the partnership.

Gucci has committed over $9 million to UNICEF. This amazing sum shows the increased scale and scope of the company’s support and has resulted in Gucci’s current status as the largest corporate donor to UNICEF’s Schools for Africa program.

The funds donated by Gucci Timepieces will support UNICEF programs in Malawi and Mozambique, where nearly 1 million children have been orphaned by the HIV/AIDS pandemic.