Franck Muller

1990s Franck Muller Classique 18K WG (Ref. 2801 S6GM)

$ 5,850

As polarizing as the brand may be today, it's hard not to be captivated by the early works from Franck Muller, also known as "The Master of Complications". Franck Muller began his career at the age of 15 when he enrolled in the Watchmaking School of Geneva, and would later go on to do high-end independent restoration and repair work for pocket watches and wristwatches for The Patek Philippe Collection as well as individual collectors and auction houses. During this time Franck Muller amassed an incredible knowledge and appreciation for complicated timepieces, which led him to create the first "exposed" tourbillon watch, a feat never before accomplished.

In 1991, the Franck Muller brand was born. Today, the early works from the brand remain celebrated for the innovative interpretation of classically designed, and truly beautiful timepieces.

The Classique model is the most traditional design to come from the Franck Muller brand and was a versatile platform from which some of the most iconic and complicated, or simple timepieces were produced. The ref. 2801 S6GM is a beautiful display of the early work from the brand, featuring a modest 35mm 18K white gold case, a sophisticated dial with applied blue markers and hands. Powering this watch is a modified ETA Cal. 2892-2 automatic movement that features the Franck Muller signature platinum rotor.

Stock # FKMC2801
Brand Franck Muller
Style Classique
Model 2801 S6GM
Serial US 0X
Size Men's
Material 18K White Gold
Dial Silver
Millimeters 35
Strap 2pc Handmade Leather Strap W/ 18K WG Franck Muller Western Tang Buckle

CASE & BRACELET

The well-preserved 18K white gold case exhibits minimal signs of previous wear and strong factory dimensions throughout, with no notable evidence of previous polishing present. The case retains its original unsigned winding crown. The snap-on case back retains the factory markings and hallmarks in very crisp condition. the watch comes supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap with the original 18K white gold Franck Muller western-style tang buckle. The watch also comes with the original Franck Muller strap which is in lightly worn condition.

DIAL & HANDS

The original silver dial with applied blue numerals and markers is in beautifully preserved condition, showing no damage and only nominal elements of age that are invisible to the naked eye. The original blued hands are in perfect condition.

ACCESSORIES 

None. The watch is keeping time perfectly, but the service history is unknown. A movement service can be provided upon request.