June 15, 2017
Franck Muller Vintage 7-Days Power Reserve.
—ROBERTA NAAS, ATimelyPerspective.com
First shown to the world at the recent World Presentation of Haute Horlogerie & Jewellery in Monaco, the new Franck Muller Vintage (Curvex) 7-Days Power Reserve Mechanical wristwatch was the star of the Geneva Watchland exhibition thanks to its retro appeal and fine mechanics.
The 7-Days Power Reserve mechanical watch—with its 213-part movement—was entirely designed and manufactured in Geneva in the brand’s Genthod factory. Each brass arch is delicately decorated with Côtes de Genève stripes and each bearing is set with a bright red ruby. The movement features 27 rubies.
To achieve the seven days of power reserve, Franck Muller has equipped the movement with an extra barrel. The aperture at 11:00 displays the amount of power left at any given time. The Vintage 7-Days Power Reserve is being built in limited numbers in both 18-karat pink gold for $23,200 and in stainless steel for $13,700—each watch features a sapphire caseback to view the finely finished movement.
Founder and editor-in-chief of ATimelyPerspective.com, Roberta Naas is a veteran award-winning journalist in the watch industry with more than 25 years of experience. She was the first woman watch editor in the US market—breaking in to an “all boys network” with a pioneering spirit that would be her signature to this day. Naas brings responsible, factual—yet always timely and insightful—reporting of the watch industry to the forefront.