To match the mad magic of the complication, the Crazy Hours 15th Anniversary Asia Exclusive models are injected with vibrant, youthful colours.
Franck Muller’s revolutionary Crazy Hours complication marks its 15th anniversary this year, and to commemorate it, the Swiss marque has released limited-edition Asia models available across 23 boutiques and selected watch retailers in the region.
“The Crazy Hours collection stands alone in the pantheon of modern watchmaking for its bold, technical inventiveness and pure expression of fun. It is a true marriage of poetry, science and engineering, and it shows what the House of Franck Muller is about,” says Mr. Kingston Chu, Executive Director of Frank Muller® Asia.
First launched in 2003, the Crazy Hours collection acquired its peculiar name from the randomly placed numerals on the dial. While the minute hand revolves in a traditional 60-minute cycle, the hour hand jumps across the dial to point at the correct numeral at the turn of the hour.
In actual fact, each subsequent number is placed at an approximate 120-degree arc away from the preceding number, creating a methodical sequence. Brand founder Franck Muller developed the idea during his trip to Mauritius, giving birth to what we know today as the jumping hour module. It’s crazy, we know.
To match the mad magic of the complication, the Crazy Hours 15th Anniversary Asia Exclusive models are injected with vibrant, youthful colours. There are two dial variations in the collection: blue and grey. The five-minute markers on the inner flange of both editions feature green, red, blue, or black tones, which are complemented by matching leather straps.
The collection also comes in an array of different finishes, including stainless steel, stainless steel with diamonds, rose gold, or rose gold with diamonds; and three sizes (39.60mm x 55.40mm, 36.00mm x 50.40mm and 32.10mm x 45.10mm) for gents and ladies – making up 40 unique combinations in total.
See the collection below.
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Images: Courtesy of Franck Muller