Franck Muller Launches “Fastest ever Tourbillon” in Monaco

By Paul Joseph

Luxury Swiss watchmaker Franck Muller unveiled the Tourbillon Thunderbolt in Monaco earlier this month, claimed to be the fastest tourbillon ever created.

Boasting a rotation every five seconds, 12 times faster that the average 60-second tourbillons on the market, the Thunderbolt features state-of-the-art technology that is the result of three years of research and development.

The watch was launched at the Salon World Première of Haute Horlogerie & Jewellery (WPHH) at the Grimaldi Forum exhibition centre in Monaco, hosted by the Franck Muller Group for the fourth year in a row.

Attended by more than 1,200 guests, Tte three-day event was used to showcase the ten brands composing the Group: Franck Muller, Franck Muller Jewelleryl, Pierre Kunz, ECW, Rodolphe, Barthelay, Backes & Strauss, Martin Braun, Pierre Michel Golay and Smalto Timepieces.

Famous Italian couturier, Roberto Cavalli, with whom Franck Muller has recently entered into a partnership, also attended the event.

The Franck Muller Group was founded in 1991.

By Paul Joseph