Tourbillon Rapide by Franck Muller
The Tourbillon Rapide, with its thunderbolt-like movement is set to be the world’s fastest tourbillon escapement
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The Rapide will be without any doubt one of the most amazing and meticulously engineered timepiece produced in 2013 by the Research and Development section at Franck Muller.
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Powered by four barrels, the tourbillon cage makes one full rotation every 5 seconds on a ceramic ball bearing. This translates to 12 rotations per minute, making it 12 times faster than the average tourbillons available in the market today.
The rotating frame is characterized by the patented FM escapement with a fixed escapement wheel and reversed anchor and balance wheel. The entirely in-house manufactured ‘Breguet hairspring’ further boosts this technical marvel.
The movement, completely designed and conceptualized in-house, makes 21’600 vibrations per hour and offers a power reserve of 60 hours. It is finished with a fine combination of engraving, rhodium plating, graining and hand-beveling.
Available in the 18-carat gold Curvex case, this Tourbillon Rapide truly makes Franck Muller not only the Master of Complications, but also the Master of Tourbillons.
Price: On demand ONLY
Technical specifications for the Franck Muller Tourbillon Rapide
Caliber: FM 2025T
Movement: Mechanical, Manual winding tourbillon, Four barrels
Dimensions of Movement: Width: 32.20 mm X Length: 38.40 mm X Height: 8.50 mm
Tourbillon rotating frame: One revolution in 5 seconds on ceramic ball bearing, patented FM escapement with fixed escapement wheel and reversed anchor, balance wheel with adjustment screws without index, in-house manufactured Breguet hairspring
Display: Hours and minutes
Power Reserve: 60 hours
Frequency: 21’600 vibrations/ hour, 3 Hz
Number of Components: 231
Number of Jewels: 29
Movement decoration: Engraving, Rhodium plating, Circular graining, hand-bevelling
Case: Cintrée Curvex 18 carat gold
Width: 55.05 mm X
Length: 40.65 mm x
Height: 13.70 mm
Winding crown: 2 positions: 1 - Manual winding and 2 - Time setting
Strap: Hand-sewn black alligator strap