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.
This striking Cintrée Curvex Lady watch in 750 red gold is set with 66 diamonds totalling approx. 1.27 ct. The case has a diameter of 32 mm. A fine alligator leather strap with a pin buckle in 750 rose gold, which is also set with eight diamonds, adds the perfect finishing touch to the watch. A silver guilloché dial contrasts with the black Arabic numerals, while inside a mechanical, self-winding movement brings the watch to life.