Frank Muller Giga Tourbillon: World’s Largest Tourbillon Watch

[Basel Watch & Clock Fair 2012] Franck Muller, a high-end watch brand in Geneva, Switzerland, challenged the limits of watchmaking technology and launched a new GIGA Tourbillon ten-day tourbillon watch. This watch is equipped with the largest tourbillon mechanism currently installed in the watch, with a diameter of up to 2 cm and occupying half of the entire watch. Franck Muller (Frank Muller) in Geneva, Switzerland, is always pursuing self-breakthrough in the field of complex watchmaking, in order to create timepieces that surpass itself. Following the launch of the Aeternitas Mega 4, a super-complex watch with the most functions in the watch altar in 2009, it again challenged the limits of watchmaking technology in 2011 and launched the new GIGA Tourbillon ten-day tourbillon watch. This latest watch piece once again demonstrates the exquisite craftsmanship of Franck Muller’s master watchmakers. With its advanced research and development capabilities and top-notch professional technology, the GIGA Tourbillon watch has once again set a new milestone, and at the same time it has brought watchmaking technology to a new field. Just as the name of the watch, GIGA, this tourbillon watch is equipped with the largest tourbillon mechanism currently installed in the watch, with a diameter of up to 2 cm, which occupies half of the entire watch area. The atmospheric design is matched with the FM letter tourbillon. The flywheel frame, when the watch is in operation, you can clearly see the huge flying tourbillon hovering inside the watch, bringing an amazing visual impact.
Another special feature of the movement is that Franck Muller breaks the usual law and reverses the entire movement: the bottom side of the original movement plywood is turned upside down and used as a faceplate, and the wheel train is re-used. Adjust the arrangement, so if you look closely, you can see that the position of the hour and minute hands of the general watch is that the hour hand is above the minute hand, but the position of the hour and minute hands of GIGA Tourbillon is that the minute hand is up and the hour hand is down.
At the same time, in order to ensure the power of the watch for ten days, unlike the traditional watch with only one or two barrels to provide power, the GIGA Tourbillon ten-day tourbillon watch is equipped with four barrels, and The above and below two and two series are connected to each other to form two pairs of barrels that work together. This design allows the kinetic energy to be stored more quickly and efficiently during the winding process, and at the same time, it can provide stable kinetic energy when the energy is released. Drive the watch. A new breakthrough was also achieved in the development of the escapement system. Franck Muller watchmaker has newly developed an escapement with high performance, which makes the inertia force of the balance wheel four times higher than that of a traditional tourbillon watch. At the same time, the vibration frequency of the balance wheel is 2.5 Hz. To ensure the stability of the balance wheel, Franck Muller has specially developed a new hairspring device for it. At this point, an epoch-making tourbillon with stability, accuracy and atmospheric design has been born.
The classic Franck Muller barrel-shaped case is also available in 18 K yellow, white, rose or titanium materials and colors.
Franck Muller GIGA Tourbillon Tourbillon Parameters
Model: Giga Tourbillon 8889 T G SQT / 8889 T G
Movement model: FM 2100
Movement: barrel-type manual winding mechanical movement, fully hand-worn, eccentric design, 4 barrels
Movement size: length 41.4 mm x width 34.40 mm thickness: 5.30 mm
Instructions: hour and minute instructions, tourbillon device
Function: two-stage crown, first winding, second time adjustment
Kinetic energy storage: 10 days
Vibration frequency: 18 ‘000 times / hour
Tourbillon: Ø 20 mm
Number of movement parts: 240
Number of movement gems: 25
Waterproof: 30 meters
Movement decoration: Geneva ripples, pearl pattern sanding, hand chamfering
Faceplate: Black or white radiation sun panel
Case: 18K gold wine barrel case
尺寸 Case size: 59.20 mm long x 43.70 mm wide x 14.00 mm thick
Band: Hand-stitched crocodile leather strap