Franck Muller’s audacious new Vanguard Beach Collection resonates with the vibrant energies of beach holidays, embodying the essence of the sun, surf, and sand in each beautifully designed timepiece. The collection offers a brilliant array of monochromic watches in fiery red, ocean blue, and summer green, ingeniously blending sporty elegance with the brand’s iconic curved tonneau case.
Franck Muller’s mastery in design and material engineering is showcased in the Vanguard Beach line. Each watch in the collection features a case crafted from a glass fiber composite, skillfully manipulated to create patterns resembling undulating ripples of beach sands. The exacting process involves melting glass at 1,500°C, drawing it into ultra-fine filaments, and layering these to form durable blocks, which are then meticulously machined into watch cases. This innovative application of materials not only contributes to the collection’s unique aesthetic but also ensures that each piece is lightweight and robust, with the glass fiber composite cases having just a quarter of the density of steel while maintaining comparable mechanical strength.
The intricate process of material customization extends to the dial and strap, creating a harmonious tone-on-tone look that emphasizes the Vanguard Beach’s vibrant design in colors inspired by the sea and radiant sunsets. Equipped with a self-winding movement, date display, and a 42-hour power reserve, the Vanguard Beach timepieces combine convenience with versatility, making them suitable for various occasions, from coastal escapades to nocturnal celebrations. The collection, exclusive to the Asia Pacific, is a tribute to Franck Muller’s relentless pursuit of craftsmanship and innovation, encapsulating the joyous spirit of beach holidays in each intricately designed piece.