Watches & Pencils #10 – Art for watch lovers

Art and watches After two longer and intense episodes about sandwich dials and Frankenwatches I would like to kick-off in 2016 with a shorter episode and more visual density. Since I like watches ánd art I thought it would be nice to take you on a museumtour and discuss several older (Dutch) artpieces which are watch related in some way. Along the tour we will discover one of the earliest lollipop hands I’ve ever spotted and a fancy pancy watch stand that will blow away most of regular stands nowadays. So, follow me and…. Don’t touch anything! Pocket watches Despite of […]

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Franck Muller Explores the Extremes of Tourbillon Construction

Franck Muller Explores the Extremes of Tourbillon Construction

Franck Muller leans on its in-house talent to push the limits of its tourbillon watches.

For Pierre-Michel Golay, master watchmaker at Franck Muller Watchland, making a new wristwatch means setting a new benchmark. Asked to create a timepiece “with a lot of hands,” he spent half a decade developing the massive, 36-complication Aeternitas Mega 4. “I had always wanted to make a very complicated watch,” he says, recalling the genesis of his 2009 magnum opus. “I suppose I got carried away.”

So when CEO …

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