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’ reflects the colourful Alpine landscape. This limited-edition watch features the inscription ‘Switzerland’ on the silver guilloché sunburst dial and a crown set with a red ruby and 13 white brilliant-cut diamonds. It is only available in Switzerland. The 29 mm case in 750 rose gold features a bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds, giving the watch a very glamorous and eye-catching look. The finely outlined, coloured numerals match the delicately framed date aperture perfectly. 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 28 pieces and can only be purchased in Switzerland, so it is first come, first served.