This is not an under-the-radar watch. So if you’re looking for an unassuming dress watch, scroll on. But if you like your timekeeping served with a bit (OK, a lot) of bling, this might be up your alley. But be warned: the price — much like the weight in stones — is hefty. Want to see what it looks like on the wrist? Make sure you check out Andrew’s video with it here.
So, what are we talking here? Well, there’s a tourbillon. Normally that little cage — here shaped like the Franck Muller logo — would be the star of the show, but on this piece, it plays second fiddle. First violin is definitely occupied by the stones — there are rubies, 21 on the dial (2.42 carats), surrounding the tourbillon cage. There’s another 70-odd rubies on the bracelet. And then there are diamonds. Lots of diamonds. We’re talking about 474 stones in total, all ranging from D to F, and VVS in clarity. There are 122 stones on the dial, 40 on the bezel, 44 on the case and 268 on the bracelet. The baguette-cut stones on the dial are particularly impressive, invisibly set and arranged radially. Very, very nice indeed. And the price? Well, it’s very much a POA situation, but somewhere between $1.2 and $2 million Australian dollars. Shine on.