Franck Muller Tourbillon Rapide Thunderbolt - 2013

The 21st edition of the WPHH lived up to all the expectations of the world’s high watchmaking aficionados. For six straight days, the most exceptional timepieces captivated the attention of more than 2,500 professionals and international journalists. The variety of the magnificent range of the Franck Muller collections was on display for the first time in more than 600 square meters of fully dedicated exhibition space; highlighting the vast savoir faire of the group in Haute Horlogerie as well as it’s creativity in case designs and the uniqueness of its dials. There was a privileged spotlight on
the group’s nine brands – Franck Muller Jewellery, Pierre Kunz, ECW, Rodolphe, Barthelay, Backes & Strauss, Martin Braun, Pierre Michel Golay, Smalto Timepieces – and their partners Cvstos and Roberto Cavalli.

A premiere showing of watchmaking excellence

Beautifully showcased in a chic, streamlined decor, Franck Muller’s latest creations sparked
keen interest from the elite connoisseurs of unusual timepieces. The spectacular Tourbillon
Rapide Thunderbolt deserves a special mention for being named the 2012 Technical
Breakthrough by Singapore’s trade magazine Revolution. Entirely designed and manufactured
in Geneva, this hand-crafted technical masterpiece claims to be the world’s fastest tourbillon
with a blistering rotation completed every 5 seconds.

One of the show’s other superstars was the Iron Croco, rounding out the alligator collection
with a steel version that reveals exquisite harmony in which the face seems to be one with the
alligator wristband. The refinement of its case and the extremely detailed metal work make it
the ideal wristwatch for the modern man, who enjoys turning originality into a distinguishing

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