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Franck Muller’s triple-axis tourbillons
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Franck Muller’s triple-axis tourbillons

Wednesday, 02 December 2020
By The FHH Journal editors
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The Revolution tourbillons by Franck Muller stand out as some of the most ambitious, radical and astonishing there are. Latest in the series: the Vanguard™ Revolution 3 Skeleton.

Featuring a breathtaking skeleton movement, this timepiece stylishly reveals openworked black bridges and red aluminum indicators that allows to observe one of the most beautiful watchmaking mechanisms. This triple axis tourbillon corrects the force of gravity in all positions, contrary to a classic tourbillon which only compensates it when the wristwatch is in a vertical position. This complex system of carriages is a technical marvel.

Vanguard™ Revolution 3 Skeleton © Franck Muller
Vanguard™ Revolution 3 Skeleton © Franck Muller

Dominating the lower half of the movement, the extraordinary triple axis tourbillon slowly turns through the one-hour, eight-minute and 60-second cycles of its respective three carriages. Power flows from the gear train through all three carriages to activate the balance wheel five times each second. As the Revolution 3 has three carriages, the gear train has significant resistance to overcome. So as to provide an abundance of energy to drive this triple axis tourbillon, the movement was given a massive 10 days of power reserve. Furthermore, there are two retrograde indications at 4 and 8 o’clock for the progression of the eight-minute carriage and the 60-second carriage.

Vanguard™ Revolution 3 Skeleton © Franck Muller
Vanguard™ Revolution 3 Skeleton © Franck Muller

Housed for the first time in a Vanguard case, this timepiece features a unique sapphire dome on the front and back of the watch, allowing to further highlight the magnificent triple axis tourbillon. The Vanguard case, made of grade-2 titanium, is treated with black PVD coating. The strap, made of red Alcantara®, effortlessly takes the shape of the wrist and perfectly complements the red decorations on the movement and the Vanguard case.

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