The Watch Dude is a blog dedicated to men's timepieces. This blog typically covers affordable watch brands from Armitron to Wenger. However, interesting watches and the brands we dream of are also covered. Thanks for sharing my enthusiasm for watches!
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Watch Sighting: A Franck Muller Watch?
Last week, I had a quick glance at an homage watch--or perhaps a replica--of a classic Franck Muller design. A co-worker was wearing an intriguing design with an elongated case and at six o'clock a window into the heart of the watch. An original, he said would cost $30,000 or more.
Of course, I am philosophically opposed to any actual counterfeit watch. I believe that customers should buy the authentic watch.
A Franck Muller "Long Island" Watch
But, before you do, you need to check out the designs. Here are several current Franck Muller designs to choose from:
If these are out of your price range, Muller's design influence is felt throughout the horological world. For example the famed Invicta Lupah series of watches brings a modern twist to the case form.
Beyond that, Frank Miura watches bear a resemblance to Muller's design, but with perhaps with a bit more funkiness to fit the sub-$100 price point.
While I am not a big fan of this case shape, I like the diversity that this school of design adds to watch collecting. I am completely in favor of unique watches that reflect the style choices of the wearer.