Franck Muller recently introduced a new variation of the Grand Central Tourbillon, in a 36mm Cintrée Curvex CX case that’s suited for both men and women. The Grand Central Tourbillon Cintrée Curvex CX 36 comes in eight references, including three diamond-set models and five non-jewelled versions. They are equipped with the self-winding FM CX 36T-CTR, powered by a sunray-brushed eccentric gold micro-rotor that provides four days of reserve power and a large central tourbillon running at a leisurely 18,000vph.
The tourbillon is set at the heart of the newly updated iconic tonneau-shaped Cintrée Curvex CX case. An edge-to-edge, curved sapphire crystal extends fully across the display to the lugs for improved visibility. This is possible thanks to a newly perfected technique of fixing the glass at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock, creating a bigger display through which the Grand Central Tourbillon can now be admired. Furthermore, the Cintrée Curvex CX’s bezel is separate from its case, allowing for beautiful two-tone treatments and highlighting the sensuous curves of the watch.
The new Grand Central Tourbillon models all possess a stamped guilloché dial with a Clous de Paris pattern in different colours. The Grand Central Tourbillon CX 36 is available in white and rose gold, and carbon cases, as well as diamond-set models on the outer and inner bezels; all with oversized, applied hour markers, and galvanised guilloché dials coated with 20 layers of translucent lacquer to create a glistening, hypnotic display.