Franck Muller Vanguard The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

Limited edition in honour of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022
Reading Time: 6 minutes

The year 2022 marks the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Seventy years of reign, the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. For this occasion and after submitting the designs to Buckingham Palace, Franck Muller is delighted to present an exceptional limited edition applying its fine watchmaking talents. Featuring the colours and emblems of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II, all in its famous Vanguard case, the edition highlights priceless values: history and incredible know-how.

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022

The limited collection

To celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022, Franck Muller presents three very special collections in honour of Her Majesty. Each collection will consist of 70 timepieces bearing the serial numbers of each year of her reign, from 1952 to 2022.

The limited-edition features collections designed in search of a perfect fusion of technology and beauty. The first version dedicated for the ladies is inspired by the historic milestone of the Platinum Jubilee emblem and Her Majesty’s royal cypher at 6 o’clock. The second lady collection is in hand-setting diamonds. The third version, the men’s collection, is decorated with the colours of the Union Jack flag and the Queen’s cypher placed at 12 o’clock.

On the back, the Platinum Jubilee emblem is engraved along with the serial number indicating a year of her reign. The raised numerals are painted and applied by hand on each dial. In reference to the Platinum Jubilee, the crown of the watches will be made of this material and Franck Muller has made unique straps with colours matching this event and the United Kingdom. To mark the occasion, each watch will be delivered with a special limited edition box.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Celebrating 70 years of service to the 15 Kingdoms of which Her Majesty is the sovereign. This commemoration will exceptionally take place over a four-day period, from the 2nd to the 5th June 2022. Several events and activities will take place to honour this much-loved monarch.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 emblem

Students from the University of Leeds were able to take part in an art competition to sum up the 70 years of The Queen’s reign and create the emblem of this celebration. Edward Roberts, 19 year old, stood out and won the challenge with his sophisticated design. The emblem depicts the crown of St Edward in a stylised manner with the number 70. Meaning “eternal”, the elegant Perpetua font is a tribute to the first British monarch to celebrate 70 years of rule

https://www.franckmuller.com/news/the-queens-platinum-jubilee-2022

The Royal Cypher

The cyphers of British monarchs include the initial of the sovereign’s first name and title. This is usually accompanied by a crown. The title is designated by the letter R – short for “Rex” or “Regina”, Latin word for king and queen. The crown is a representation of St. Edward’s crown.

The launch of this limited edition will first take place at Frost Of London Boutique, based in London before being available worldwide:
Frost of London
22 Brook Street
Mayfair, London W1K 5DF
United Kingdom
T : +44 20 3372 0108

Franck Muller The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 Technical Specifications

Vanguard Reference V 45 SC DT ELIZABETH II JUBILEE 70 (BL)

Case

  • Vanguard case
  • Stainless Steel
  • Hand polished
  • Water-resistant up to 30 meters
  • Width: 44 mm x Length: 53.7 mm x Thickness: 12.7 mm
  • Blue inserts on both sides of the case
  • Sapphire crystal
  • Platinum crown

Dial

  • Brushed finish
  • Applique numerals meticulously painted and applied by hand

Functions

  • Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Date at 6 o’clock

Instructions

  • Winding shaft with 3 positions: 1.Winding. 2.Date setting 3.Time setting

Movement

  • MVT FM 800-DT
  • Self-winding movement with bidirectional rotor system
  • Power reserve of 42 hours
  • 165 components
  • 21 jewels
  • Diameter: Ø 25.60 mm. Thickness: 3.75 mm
  • Balance wheel frequency set at 28,800 alternations per hour

Movement Decoration

  • Côtes de Genève and brushing soleil papier on the bridges and the rotor
  • Circular graining on the two sides of the main plate Chamfering of the bridges
  • 24k gold bath and rhodium plating of the components
  • 24k gold finish on the written engravings
  • Circular brushing of the rotor ball bearing
  • Brushing soleil papier on the barrel Polishing at 45° and brushing soleil of the ratchet
  • Polished and blued screws

Bracelet

  • Hand sewn alligator strap

Buckle

  • Stainless steel folding buckle
  • Hand polished
Franck Muller The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022

Vanguard

Vanguard Reference V 32 SC AT ELIZABETH II JUBILEE 70 (VL)

Case

  • Vanguard case
  • Stainless Steel
  • Hand polished
  • Water resistant up to 30 meters
  • Purple inserts on both sides of the case
  • Sapphire crystal
  • Platinum crown

Dial

  • Stamped guilloché with sun pattern
  • 20 layers of translucent lacquer
  • Applique numerals meticulously painted and applied by hand

Functions

  • Hours, Minutes, Seconds

Instructions

  • Winding shaft with 3 positions: 1.Winding. 2.Date setting. 3.Time setting

Movement

  • MVT FM 1748
  • Self-winding movement with bidirectional rotor system
  • Power reserve of 38 hours
  • 75 components
  • 25 jewels
  • Diameter: Ø 17.20 mm. Thickness: 4.80 mm
  • Balance wheel frequency set at 28,800 alternations per hour

Movement Decoration

  • Côtes de Genève and chamfering colimasson on the bridges
  • Circular graining on the two sides of the main plate
  • 24k gold bath and rhodium plating of the components
  • Chamfering on the bridges
  • Black finish on the written engravings
  • Polished and blued screws

Bracelet

  • Hand sewn alligator strap

Buckle

  • Stainless steel buckle
  • Hand polished
Franck Muller The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022

Vanguard Reference V 32 SC AT ELIZABETH II JUBILEE 70 D (VL)

Case

  • Vanguard case
  • Stainless Steel
  • Hand polished
  • Water resistant up to 30 meters
  • Rhodium plating
  • Purple inserts on both sides of the case
  • Sapphire crystal
  • Platinum crown

Dial

  • Stamped guilloché with sun pattern
  • 20 layers of translucent lacquer
  • Applique numerals meticulously painted and applied by hand

Functions

  • Hours, Minutes, Seconds

Instructions

  • Winding shaft with 3 positions: 1.Winding. 2.Date setting. 3.Time setting

Movement

  • MVT FM 1748
  • Self-winding movement with bidirectional rotor system
  • Power reserve of 38 hours
  • 75 components
  • 25 jewels
  • Diameter: Ø 17.20 mm. Thickness: 4.80 mm
  • Balance wheel frequency set at 28,800 alternations per hour

Movement Decoration

  • Côtes de Genève and chamfering colimasson on the bridges
  • Circular graining on the two sides of the main plate
  • 24k gold bath and rhodium plating of the components
  • Chamfering on the bridges
  • Black finish on the written engravings
  • Polished and blued screws

Bracelet

  • Hand sewn alligator strap

Buckle

  • Stainless steel buckle
  • Hand set with 12 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.21 carats)
  • Hand polished
  • Rhodium plating

About the House of Franck Muller
Founded in 1991 by master watchmaker Franck Muller and a watch case specialist Vartan Sirmakes, Franck
Muller Watchland is one of the most acclaimed independent watch companies in contemporary atchmaking. The House of 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. Being an important year for the House of Franck Muller, 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the famous WPHH (World Presentation of Haute Horlogerie). This event is held each year at Franck Muller Manufacture to showcase the novelties.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.