Watch Of The Day: Franck Muller Vanguard Blue SeaWritten by Joshua Yap
Your one-minute primer to the Franck Muller Vanguard Blue Sea.
Though inspired by the ocean, we reckon this isn’t a watch that one would wish to strap on for a deep dive into the big blue. That said, with its striking design, it sure is an ideal candidate for an outing at the marina or swanky pool parties. Emulating the sea, its blue PVD-coated steel case and dial is adorned with a three-dimensional wave pattern, tempting admirers to sidle up close to it for a better look, while its nylon-rubber combination strap ensures that it’s ready for action. Powered by an automatic movement, it also comes in chronograph and tourbillon versions.
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.