Leader in Luxury
Born in 1958, Franck Muller was raised in Switzerland by a family that encouraged equal measures of creativity and discipline. Soon after his classical training at l’École d’Horlogerie de Geneve, Muller began to build his name by restoring complicated watches for auction houses and collectors from around the world. When the Quartz crisis hit full swing in the early 1980s, Franck Muller decided to focus his creativity and discipline on building extremely complicated and unique timepieces.
The World Presentation of Haute Horlogerie
A few years after the company’s foundation in 1991, the Franck Muller group created the WPHH – a six-day trade show to unearth exceptional timepieces to professional watchmakers and the international media. The WPHH is an incredible exhibition that hosts thousands of visitors from all over the world. This extremely exclusive event is the epitome of luxury, including water fountains, fireworks shows, and performances by artists like Ray Charles and Paul Anka.
Master of Complications
In 2007, Franck Muller presented the Aeternitas Mega 4, which was quickly dubbed the most complicated wristwatch in the world. The Aeternitas Mega 4 includes 36 complications and over 1400 components. With this watch on your wrist, all you have to do is glance to determine the date, month, leap-year cycle, moon phase, as well as the time of day in three different time-zones. Muller was always fascinated with the tourbillon, an addition to the mechanics of a watch escapement aiming to counter the effects of gravity. Developed in the late 1700s in order to achieve greater accuracy, the tourbillon is considered to be one of the most challenging watch mechanisms to make. Franck Muller designed the first three-axes tourbillon, the first ever tourbillon that could be seen though the face of the watch, and the biggest tourbillon ever housed in a wristwatch.
After the 2012 WPHH, Muller’s Tourbillon Rapide Thunderbolt was named the Technical Breakthrough of the year by Revolution, Singapore’s trade magazine. This particular wristwatch holds the fastest tourbillon in the world, completing a rotation in only five seconds, a significant decrease from the traditional 60 seconds.
A Brand to Watch
The Franck Muller brand has rapidly revolutionized the watchmaking world. Due to the combination of Muller’s classical training Geneve and co-founder Vartan Sirmakes’ case making expertise, the company has created a brand to keep an eye on in Haute Horlogerie. You’ll recognize them for the Cintrée Curvex – the first curved body case – as well as their brightly colored dials and jumping hour hands. Though it was founded just over 20 years ago, the company today has over 50 patents, 48 extremely exclusive shops worldwide and 6 production sites in Switzerland. Frequently spotted on such famous wrists as Robin Williams, Demi Moore, and Sir Elton John, Franck Muller has transformed a “boutique brand” into a stellar success.
Increasing the Value of Your Franck Muller Watch
Franck Muller luxury watches are among the world’s finest timepieces. Renowned for their flamboyant design and quality craftsmanship, each watch is a masterpiece of perfection. Like all masterpieces, the watch will require periodic cleanings and regular maintenance so that it looks and functions like the miniature Mona Lisa it is. Gentle cleaning with a soft cloth should be conducted each time the watch is worn to prevent the buildup of oils and debris on the watch. This should be coupled with a more thorough cleaning once every year and a full tune-up every three to four years.
Taking these steps will help the watch maintain its functionality and aesthetic appeal, which in turn will positively affect the pawn shop loan you will be offered. As with all watches, we recommend that clients maintain the original box, paperwork, and any insurance information. This makes it easier for evaluators within our online luxury exchange to establish the provenance and true value of the luxury timepiece.
How to Pawn a Franck Muller Watch
The evaluators at Pawngo are watch experts and GIA-certified gemologists with decades of experience assessing Franck Muller luxury watches. After you complete our online application, our evaluators will send you an estimated offer to consider. Once you accept that offer, we will send you a prepaid FedEx shipping label that you can use to mail the watch to our secure facility for a thorough evaluation. After this evaluation, we will send you our final evaluation and offer.
Our thorough process ensures that you receive the greatest value when pawning a watch. If you have any questions at all about our online pawnshop, we encourage you to contact us to learn more.