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, an increasing number of different case shapes were produced to 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.
Committed to upholding his reputation as a ‘master of complications’, Franck Muller has created an extraordinary collection of wristwatches with the name Crazy Hours™. This collection is a completely new take on the concept of time. In fact, the Crazy Hours shows the hours on the dial in a totally different order and provides a little surprise every 60 minutes with its fascinating and seemingly random jumping hour hand. To read the time, you have to look at the number indicated by the hour hand, while the minute hand goes around in the traditional 60-minute cycle. This Crazy Hours model has a 40 mm case in 750 rose gold and an elegant alligator leather strap. Black Arabic numerals add the finishing touch to the dial. The watch features a mechanical movement with automatic winding.