About Franck Muller
About Franck Muller
Founded in Geneva by Franck Muller and Vartan Sirmakes, Franck Muller watches are characterised by original design and unique movements that can be highly complicated. Thanks to strong in-house capabilities in numerous fields of Haute Horlogerie, Franck Muller rapidly became one of the best Swiss horlogerie brands since its founding year in 1992. Today, the Manufacture continues to succeed in combining boldness and creativity with exceptional Haute Horlogerie know-how.
Since the beginning, Franck devoted his career to creating highly complicated watches and worked on timepieces that would become exceptional world premieres. Later in 1991, he met Vartan Sirmakes, who challenged him to turn a small volume production into the prestigious brand and enterprise that Franck Muller is today.
As Co-Founder of the brand, Vartan brought in his expertise in gem setting and case making, which were instrumental to the success of the Franck Muller brand. The way the watches across all collections sit beautifully on wearers is a testament to his know-how as a case making specialist.
In 2004, after years of development, Franck Muller revolutionized the watchmaking industry by making the very first tri-axial tourbillon in the world. The Revolution 3 offers an exceptional technical spectacle as well as emotions only to be found at Franck Muller. This stunning complication is the result of one of the most complex creations in Haute Horlogerie.
Franck Muller watches became easily identifiable thanks to their Cintrée Curvex shape that is commonly recognized as the brand’s most significant silhouette. The sapphire glass of the Cintrée Curvex is curved in not just one axis, but two. For the brand, it quickly became a great success and a way to express its unique identity, assert its DNA and demonstrate its know-how in case manufacturing.
Remaining faithful to its roots, Franck Muller Genève is established in the very same village where Franck started his activity in 1983, namely Genthod, in the neighboring countryside of Geneva. Only this time, within a mansion built in 1905 that was restored to become the wonderful headquarters of this promising brand, also endearingly known as Watchland.
The Franck Muller house found, in this enchanting and poetic environment, the inspiration that would promote its creations. The extreme serenity of these surroundings reflect the quest of harmony and perfection to which the creators aspire. The classical terraced gardens of the estate, its breathtaking view of the Lake Léman and of the Mont-Blanc, are the elements, among others, that make this an absolutely unique place.
It is in this elegant and friendly atmosphere that Franck Muller watches are designed and made. In response to the growing success experienced by the brand, two additional buildings in the same style were built in 2000. In 2019, the house inaugurated two new buildings of 16,000m that allow the factory to completely house most of the manufacturing process within a single property; including conception, watchmaking, assembling, case manufacturing, engraving, and aftersales.
Remaining independent remains a priority of the brand; independence of creation, of innovation and strategy, are all essential for the creation of exceptional timepieces.
The Franck Muller group also has several production sites in the Jura Arc, which specialise in dial manufacturing and cast stamping. Franck Muller is proud to be one of the few brands that manufactures 100 percent of its cases and dials.
Open to the public by appointment, visitors from all over the world come to visit. The Watchland site is a way of paying tribute to the craftsmen who perpetuate the great watchmaking tradition, while sharing the passion with those who already appreciate fine watchmaking, or who desire to learn about it.
Franck Muller watches are one of the finest and most complicated of the world. The manufacture was founded in Geneva by Franck Muller and Vartan Sirmakes with the aim of creating exclusive timepieces characterised by complicated movements and original designs.