The shape of the Cintrée Curvex has its roots in the 1920s. Before 1910, round pocket watches were the main style produced. This was down to two reasons: firstly, many of the movement components were round so they were easy to fit into a round case. And secondly, it was much easier to arrange the minutes at regular intervals with a round case. In addition, round watches were convenient and slipped easily into pockets. Beginning in 1910, more and more non-round case shapes were produced, and there were increasing attempts to make the watches stand out from other brands and models. The early wristwatches were made longer and more ergonomic, adapting to the wrist. As a result, numerals and indexes had to change to fit the elongated design so they also became more elongated and curved – something you see a lot in Franck Muller’s models today.
The Cintrée Curvex has a perfectly curved case and finely crafted contours that make it bold and timeless. This ‘Swiss Edition’ evokes the spirit of the Alpine country with its red alligator leather strap and the inscription ‘Switzerland’ on the silver dial. The crown is aptly set with a red ruby and white brilliant-cut diamonds. The 31 mm case in 750 rose gold is also set with brilliant-cut diamonds and features an exquisite moon phase display, making this edition particularly glamorous and enchanting. Wearers can admire the mechanical movement with automatic winding through the sapphire crystal caseback. This is a true gem with every detail carefully crafted. It is limited to 33 pieces and can only be purchased in Switzerland, so it is first come, first served.