Watch Of The Day: Franck Muller Vanguard 7 Days Power Reserve SkeletonWritten by Joshua Yap
Your one-minute primer to the Franck Muller Vanguard 7 Days Power Reserve Skeleton.
Openworking a movement is no mean feat, but Franck Muller seems to make light work of it here, eschewing conventional baroque-style skeletonisation for an original contemporary aesthetic. The hand-polished bridges form bold geometric lines that cleverly draw one's attention to the highlights of the watch - a barrel that enables its seven-day power reserve at the top, a small seconds counter at six o'clock, and the beating heart of the timepiece at the 8.30 position. It is available in 25 versions in a slew of materials including pink or white gold, titanium, carbon, and steel.
Though he wasn’t inducted into the world of watch journalism by choice, Joshua was hooked by mechanical horological wonders in no time. Although he personally favours modestly sized, no-nonsense timepieces, he sometimes misses the outrageous mind-bogglers of the pre-Credit Crunch years. As he dreams of owning a modern haute horlogerie watch one day, he’s currently content scouring the Internet for vintage value buys.