9 May 2018

Watches Wednesday: Franck Muller’s 15th Anniversary Crazy Hours Asia Exclusive

When it comes to luxury timepieces, complications are one of the key elements that matter to collectors. Although I’m no connoisseur nor collector, I’ve always appreciated and admired Franck Muller’s revolutionary Crazy Hours complication that made its debut 15 years ago in 2003.

Franck Muller 15 Anniversary Asia Exclusive Green

Its namesake, “Crazy Hours” is rather befitting, because one look at the watch’s dial, and you’d realise that the numbers are not arranged in their usual chronological clockwise order. And, for someone who isn’t used to the seemingly random positioning of the numbers, you’d find yourself frantically trying to locate the hour hand, in order to be able to tell the time. To me, this is why the intricacy and complexity of this complication, is unparalleled.

Franck Muller 15 Anniversary Asia Exclusive Red Pink

For its 15th Anniversary edition, Franck Muller released two variations of the 7880 and 8880 Crazy Hours models exclusive to Asia. The blue or grey dials on these timepieces are given a pop of colour on each of the 5-minute markers on the inner flange, in either red, sport green, pink, blue, or black, each of which, come with matching alligator leather straps. Available in 3 sizes, 32mm, 36mm, and 40mm, choose between stainless steel, stainless steel with diamonds, rose gold, or rose gold with diamonds.

 

Images via Franck Muller
Featured image via @Franckmuller_asia