Franck Muller Creates Conquistador Grand Prix of Singapore Chronograph

Oct 20, 2009
Franck Muller is pleased to present a new powerful timepiece - the Conquistador Grand Prix of Singapore Chronograph. The watch commemorates the Formula One Grand Prix of Singapore that took place from 25 to 27 September 2009, right in the heart of the city.

The inauguration of the Singapore Grand Prix was held on 28 September 2008 on a specially-created circuit around the Marina Bay area. The Formula 1 race was destined to become the first ever race in the world held at night and the first city-centre race held in Asia. The 2008 race attracted over 100,000 spectators and 110 million TV-viewers throughout the world.

Now, Franck Muller offers its support to the Formula 1 race, having created an exclusive timepiece reflecting the spirit of the race and its major values - power, speed and competition.

The Franck Muller Conquistador Grand Prix of Singapore Chronograph, commemorating the prestigious event, will be available in a limited number of 160 pieces. The timepiece demonstrates new innovative design concepts and is crafted from pioneering materials.

The new Franck Muller watch features the signature Cintree Curvex case. The flambe silvered dial is completed with applied indexes and relief numerals coated with Superluminova.

Inspired by Formula 1 cars, the case of the chronograph watch is produced from a combination of materials. Franck Muller has used a high-tech alloy, the ultra-light and remarkably durable Ergal, treated by anodization that makes it more corrosion- and abrasion- resistant. Ergal is widely applied in Formula 1 and the aerospace industry.

The case is available in two variations in combination of Ergal and titanium or rose gold and titanium. The case back reveals an engraving of the Singapore Grand Prix 2009 logo.

The Franck Muller Conquistador Grand Prix of Singapore Chronograph watch, reviewed by, is animated by the FM 7000 automatic movement. The watch wearer can easily set the date back or forward with help of a date-correcting push-piece found at 9 oclock. The movement oscillates at a rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour and provides an advantage of a 48-hour power-reserve.

The movement boasts fine decoration its parts are hand-chamfered, diamond-polished, circular-grained, and rhodium-plated. It is further adorned with the Cotes de Geneve motif.

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