Franck Muller Vanguard Racing V 45 SC DT watch hands-on

Franck Muller fake watches are rarely overlooked. No matter how you feel about it, the brand’s well-known eye-catching, curved barrel case shape needs attention. I have always thought of Franck Muller as a brand full of special markets. At least in my opinion, this is Richard Mille (Richard Mille’s) high-tech futurism, the more shiny, more classically influenced precious metal counterpart. These are the watches for people who want to talk about their clocks. And if you want to make sure to start a conversation, what better way than to color your watch in bright green or bright yellow. This is exactly the strategy that Franck Muller Vanguard Racing V 45 SC DT watches are exploring, and we will do it in practice in this article.

It has been a long time since we reviewed the time/date-only Vanguard, and the last such model (Frank Muller Vanguard Glacier watch) appeared in 2016 . So what has changed in the series since then? Well, although it looks very similar to these new models, Glacier is not actually part of the Racing Collection. Given that the eye is inevitably drawn to the dial before the case, the definition that distinguishes the Racing Collection from previous iterations of Vanguard may not be clear. However, differences can be found in the contours of the latter. The colorful and flared sides not only make the case more aggressive than ordinary Vanguard, but also tie the whole color together. In addition, these colored flashes continue the vibrant movement on the outside of the case.

In my opinion, adding a brightly colored crown is an excellent step. I have always found that the standard Franck Muller profile (evolved from the Cintree Curvex model, the brand is probably the most famous) is too feminine for my taste, even considering the extended size of some newer models. In my book, the new look of the Vanguard Racing Collection, the jagged change is a huge improvement.

The watch case is available in two materials: the stainless steel case shown in this article or the 18k rose gold case, with two dial variations. Both have the same size. The width of the case is 44 mm, the length between the lugs is 53.7 mm, and the height from the wrist is 12.7 mm. For this unusual shape and contour watch, the water resistance is only 30 meters, which is not surprising. Although it is predictable and it is almost impossible for anyone to really wear a Vanguard racing watch during intense physical exercise, it always makes me a little unhappy when a sports watch provides such a meager moisture resistance.

For such modern design, the DNA of pioneer is definitely Art Deco. What I want to say is that Franck Muller’s classic appearance distinguishes the brand from similar products. This is the Art Deco design and Steampunk to Wild West. It seems to freeze the aesthetic taste in time, while materials science and technology accelerate its development.

Bold, well-fitting Arabic numerals are applied to the dial to add depth. These figures are beautifully processed, with sharp, clean edges for die cutting, and are an important part of the design. In fact, the number on the Vanguard watch has always been my favorite for family and one of the only things I definitely like. As mentioned earlier, before the release, this situation was not satisfactory to me, but now I think Franck Muller did find an excellent range of motion formula, which impressed all the legibility and implied vitality. And recognizability. I am also a yellow sucker-a green sucker. In the end I must be a fan of Norwich City.

The Franck Muller Vanguard Racing series is powered by the FM 2800-DT movement. This is a self-winding mechanical movement with a diameter of 25.60 mm and a thickness of 3.6 mm. Each model in the series has a power reserve of 42 hours and a running speed of 28,800vph, which is the minimum requirement for a watch that is so clearly defined by its sports characteristics. The FM 2800-DT movement consists of 158 components, 21 of which are jewels, and have a 24k gold coating on all bridge engravings. In addition to exquisite functions, the movement also has several different finish styles, including Côtes de Genève, round texture, diamond polishing, sun brush and 45 degree polishing and hot blue polished screws.

It took me a while and I had many opportunities to try Franck Muller watches myself, but I finally felt that I was attracted to them. These two models, reference. V 45 SC DT RACING (VE) (green) and reference. V 45 SC DT RACING (JA) (yellow) is the most exciting of the four works that debuted recently. The other two models-V 45 SC DT RACING (ER) (black dial with red decoration) and V 45 SC DT RACING (NR) (white dial with black decoration)-are both rose gold cases.

Although the white dial with black decoration is a very handsome watch, neither precious metal is as comfortable as these two stainless steel models. I think this is due to the inconsistency in style that steel is suitable for sports watches and the pairing of luxurious metals such as 18k rose gold with vibrant avant-garde designs.

For fans of the brand, the Franck Muller Vanguard Racing series has provided a pleasant development, which already has an eye-catching range. For those onlookers, there may be a reason to buy the brand in the end.