Of the ‘so called’ Singapore Grand Prix Watch like TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 Day Date Chronograph or Concord C1 WorldTimer NightRace, none are bearing the engraved “SINGAPORE Grand Prix 2009” logoon the case back of the watch. The only watch which do so is Franck Muller Conquistador Singapore Grand Prix 2009 Racing Chronograph as the OFFICIAL WATCH of 2009 F1 NIGHT RACE at Marina Bay Circuit.
Set-date view of Franck Muller Singapore Grand Prix 2009 Watch - Red Ergal Titanium Case
Crown-side view of Franck Muller Singapore F1 Night Race 2009 Chronograph Timepiece - Red Ergal Titanium Case
Produced in three variants of case and limited to only 160 pieces worldwide, the first-ever collaborative racing timepiece features new watchmaking materials to go together with the state-of-the-art technology linked with the Formula One: ERGAL. It is an ultra-light and highly robust high-tech alloy with a high strength-to-weight ratio and is commonly used in Formula 1 and the aerospace industry.
There will be 80 pieces of watch incorporating titanium and ERGAL case and 80 more are in rose gold and titanium case. In addition, 6 pieces of very exclusive pink gold version with blackened titanium bezel will be presented to the six generous VIP table donors in the 2009 Formula 1 Presidential Charity Luncheon.
Chairman of Sincere Brand Management Limited, exclusive distributor of Franck Muller in north and south Asia, Kevin Chau said,
“We’re very proud of this significant collaboration with the Singapore Grand Prix. The limited edition series not only expresses the passion, thrills and sophistication associated with the world’s only F1 night race. It also extols Franck Muller’s prowess in statement making designs and high-tech mechanical engineering.”
Franck Muller Singapore Grand Prix 2009 Watch - Limited Pink GOld Blackened Titanium, available in exclusively limited of 6 pieces only
Franck Muller F1 Night Race 2009 Watch - Limited Pink Gold Blackened Titanium
Franck Muller Formula One Night Race Prix 2009 Chronograph Timepiece - Limited Pink Gold Black Titanium
Franck Muller Singapore Grand Prix 2009 Watch - Limited Pink God Blackened Titanium
Just like the Jose Mourinho’s “Special One” Watch, this FRANCK MULLER CONQUISTADOR SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX 2009 RACING CHRONOGRAPH is also designed upon the Franck Muller’s signature Cintrée Curvex case. However, this time, the famous three-dimensional watch-case comes with a new interpretation: more robust and masculine, plus a sporty multi-layered dial packed with stylishness. Likewise, the decorative craftsmanship of the highest order gives eminence to the watch. The movement is diamond polished and beveled to perfection, and finished with Côtes de Genève decoration.
The REAL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX 2009 CHRONOGRAPH TIMEPIECE is powered by the FM7000 movement which features a propriety date-corrector push pieces that allows users to set the date forward and back with ease.
Franck Muller Singapore Grand Prix 2009 Watch - Rose Gold Titanium Case
Technical Specifications of Franck Muller Conquistador Singapore Grand Prix 2009 Racing Chronograph:
- Reference: 9880 CC F1 GP
- Calibre: FM 7000
- Movement: Self-winding mechanical movement
- Dimensions of movement: diameter 30.40 mm Ø, height 7.90 mm
- Displays: hours, minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock;
- Chronograph 60s: 30 minute counter at 3 o’clock, date at 6 o’clock.
- Functions: 3 push-pieces:
push-piece at 2 o’clock –> start-stop of chronograph
push-piece at 4 o’clock –> return to zero of chronograph
push-piece at 9 o’clock –> date correction.
- Rotor: platinum 950 segmented rotor
- Power reserve: 48 hours
- Frequency: 28’800 vibrations/hour
- Number of components: 228
- Number of jewels: 27
- Movement decoration: Côtes de Genève, diamond polishing, hand-beveling, circular graining, bi-color rhodium plating.
- Case: Cintrée Curvex – 2 executions: Ergal and Titanium; Rose gold and titanium; Singapore Grand Prix 2009 logo engraved on the case back.
- Case measurements: width 48.00 mm x length 62.70 mm x height 14.60 mm
About Cintrée Curvex Case
Cintrée Curvex is a new style of watch-case researched and developed by house of Franck Muller to invent a very complicated watch within completely new contours. Scientific calculations were made to discover a single spherical point at which the three axes of the watch’s curves had to meet. As a result, the three curves of the Cintrée Curvex watch are in perfect balance to bring out the Franck Muller style.
About Franck Muller
The House of Franck Muller is known throughout the world as the Master of Complications. From the stunning to sublime, their complicated timepiece creations continue to dazzle and delight the world of Haute Horlogerie, creating eager anticipation for collectors and enthusiasts alike.
Franck Muller first introduced his first wristwatches in 1983, after months of research and micro-mechanical tests. Since then, the brand continually provide watches that merge modern style (mostly inspired by American watches from the 30’s, like Elgin Tonneau) and traditional Swiss watch manufacturing.
The manufacturer is also known for its “WORLD PREMIERE”. Each year, Franck Muller launches at least one new line of timepieces featuring something special and exclusive that has never seen before in the watchmaking industry. The first such world premiere was launched in 1993 featuring split seconds chronograph minute repeater as well as a perpetual calendar. In addition, it included an indicator showing the internal temperature. Many of the world premieres from Franck Muller are patented.
All Franck Muller watches are mechanical, having either a manual or self-winding movements. Some of their watches use movements based on standard ETA calibers. Many celebrities were seen sporting the Franck Muller watches, such as Demi Moore, Robin Williams, Elton John, 50 Cent and José Mourinho.
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