We recently reported that Franck Muller had just unveiled the new Vanguard Rose Skeleton watch collection. This line puts a feminine twist on the Vanguard collection with an open-worked dial bearing the rose motif, with the execution realised by various crafts. Simply put, it’s a combination of technical chops and artistic mastery. What exactly were these crafts though?
Craftspeople behind metiers d’art timepieces rarely share the spotlight with their creations—with these horological talents often remaining unnamed faces (and hands) behind their creation. With its intricately carved bridges and plates set with jewels, as well as the handpainted and brightly coloured embellishments, it is certainly not a task for a single artisan.
To spotlight the efforts that have gone into the creation of the Vanguard Rose Skeleton, Franck Muller has created a video that offers an intimate look into the process of developing such a timepiece. Beyond just illustrating the work and talent that has gone into the watch, it also celebrates the artisans’ mastery of their various crafts.
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