Franck Muller Exhibition Gave Malaysians A Look At Fine Watchmaking Up Close

As ever, the Sincere Fine Watches ‘100 Masterpieces’ exhibition was an impressive display of horology. For this edition, the brand in focus was Franck Muller; this is a maison very familiar to Sincere Fine Watches, as the retailer has enjoyed a partnership with the Swiss watchmaker since 1992.

Occupying the centre concourse of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur for one week, the exhibition was an extensive overview of Franck Muller’s watchmaking capabilities. Robb Report Malaysia together with Sincere Fine Watches hosted guests to an evening of horology.

A complete line-up was on display, including current collections such as dressier Cintree Curvex and the sportier Vanguard—but the tourbillons were particularly eye-catching. Some of the more unusual and compelling examples were also some of Franck Muller’s most ambitious. These included the Revolution 2, released in 2003 as one of the earliest multi-axis tourbillon wristwatches. Similarly, the Giga Tourbillon and its 20mm was first seen in 2011 as the largest-ever tourbillon, and the Thunderbolt Tourbillon remains one of the fastest in the world with a five-second revolution. Some of these pieces were specially flown in from Switzerland, making this exhibition quite the treat for local horology enthusiasts—it is rare for Malaysia to truly see a watchmaker in full flight, let alone one also known as the Master of Complications.

The exhibition’s launch night doubled as a cocktail party, with guests enjoying canapes, champagne amidst the thrumming of jazz music and mechanical artistry. At the bar, a couple of cocktails to commemorate the 100 Masterpieces event were Muller’s Masterpiece, made of gin, aloe vera and lemon juice and red apple as well as Franck Goes Local which combined whisky, coconut water, kaya, lime juice, gula Melaka, and garnished with a slice of dried pineapple.

Photography by: All Is Amazing

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