United for the first time, with the same inspiration: a collaboration between Franck Muller‘s know-how and the talent of artist Hom Nguyen, they are now offering to their collectors an exceptional work of art: a Cintrée Curvex™ Double Mystery with a Tourbillon at 6 o’clock.
The artist drew directly on the matt black dial giving free inspiration to his pen to represent the face of a child looking up to the sky. A look charged with emotion and hope where the line gives itself as a path of life. From one line to the next, the drawing embodies the trajectories of human lives.
Instead of hands, the time is indicated on rotating discs thanks to the famous Double Mystery complication. Thus, the face takes shape when the discs are perfectly aligned at 12 o’clock, a game between imprint and disappearance. Entirely hand-drawn and assembled in the purest watchmaking tradition, this unique timepiece is equipped with manual winding mechanical movement manufactured by Franck Muller, and has a power reserve of 60 hours.
Exhibited for the first time at the World Presentation of Haute Horlogerie – WPHH – within the Franck Muller Manufacture, the artistic work will be presented throughout the world at ephemeral exhibitions for a year in an exceptional case. A box of 65 centimetres in length, 45 centimetres in width and 35 centimetres in height, entirely decorated with the faces of children the artist met in Cambodia.
A unique case that embodies Hom’s love for life, drawings with instinctive and dynamic strokes that come to life in a striking and uninhibited way, small details that underpin the uniqueness of a person.
Through this work, Franck Muller and Hom write the continuation of a story that began more than 20 years ago, in a district of Paris.
More about Hom Nguyen
Born in 1972, this French artist of Vietnamese origin is the son of a mother who immigrated to France in the 1970s. It is after her death, in 2009, that Hom Nguyen fully commits himself to an artistic path, guided by an urgent need to express himself.
Through his subjects, Hom Nguyen’s work is universal, questioning human destiny, between joy and sorrow, cry and silence, presence and loss. The artist’s work is particularly sensitive to the human values that Hom Nguyen embodies and conveys: a feeling of peace, respect, communion, spirituality. These values are for him the foundation of all art: a path that connects one man to another. Self-taught artist who is characterized by an instinctive and figurative style, Hom Nguyen received in 2021 the honorable distinction of Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Mérite.
About the House of Franck Muller
Founded in 1991 by master watchmaker Franck Muller and a watch case specialist Vartan Sirmakes, Franck Muller Manufacture is one of the most acclaimed independent watch companies in contemporary watchmaking. An award-winning brand, Franck Muller is known for its highly exclusive technical complications, which are proprietary innovations, produced in-house within its Manufacture in Genthod, Geneva. From the Revolution 3, the first triple axis Tourbillon, to the most complicated watch in the world, the Aeternitas™ Mega 4, Franck Muller created exceptional timepieces that left his hallmark in the story of Swiss watchmaking forever.
With more than 50 world premieres and patents, Franck Muller has been dazzling the world with creations that have been received with great enthusiasm by watch connoisseurs and celebrities alike throughout the world, and designs that represent major technical advances in the history of Haute Horlogerie.