Back when it was first introduced in 2021, the Vanguard Rose Skeleton charmed collectors from all around the world. The elegant, artistically crafted watch managed to provide an interplay of technical expertise together with romantic elegance and glamour. Handcrafted by Franck Muller’s expert artisans, the verdant floral decorations that sprout from the skeletonised bridges of the movement are inspired by the brand’s picturesque landscape surrounding their Genthod manufacture.
This year however, Franck Muller have taken things up a notch. Designed to captivate the attention of its viewing audience even more provocatively, the Vanguard Rose Skeleton Black Diamonds now gets a black PVD treatment on both the white gold case and movement bridges – making it more beguiling than ever before. The 422 black brilliant-cut diamonds on the case, and 75 brilliant-cut gems on the dial, makes this new dynamic Vanguard Rose Skeleton Black Diamonds even more mysterious and seductive.
Gem-setting on PVD-coated components is a highly complex process that requires more effort than on regular precious metals. The additional step of treating the stones in a specific way before and after setting them in place has been taken by Franck Muller in order to achieve this look – a small price to pay for perfection. To further accentuate the alluring beauty of the black gem-set case, each of the five versions of the Vanguard Rose Skeleton Black Diamonds have hand painted enamel varnish displays in five different bold hues, paying tribute to the lively colours we see in nature.
If however, you’re looking for something more subdued and slightly more discreet, you’re in luck. The Vanguard Rose Skeleton Black Diamonds also comes in full black – and is a boutique exclusive. The black painted enamel varnish display, housed in a black PVD white gold case set with black brilliant cut diamonds and paired with a black hand-sewn alligator strap – this boutique exclusive edition is available at Franck Muller’s Ion and Marina Bay Sands Boutiques.
The Franck Muller Vanguard Rose Skeleton Black Diamonds retails from SGD 65,500.