Franck Muller Long Island Watches
Franck Muller watches are among the finest and the most complicated watches in the world. Franck Muller has dedicated the entire Long Island collection to the neighboring island of New York, the Lond Island. The collection is the brand’s special tribute to the Art Deco. Franck Muller has used its own Arabic numerals and has successfully created a whole new genre with this design style.
The Long Island watches showcase a perfect blend of architecture, watchmaking, tradition, and modernity. Every variant of the Long Island collection is designed keeping in mind the contemporary needs of the wearers.
History of Frank Muller Long Island
Franck Muller, a renowned complicated watchmaking brand, was founded in 1992 by the efforts of Franck Muller and Vartan Sirmakes. Since its inception, Franck Muller has made its mark in the luxury watch segment. Its swiss watches have been worn and endorsed by various celebrities like Demi Moore, Elton John, 50 Cent, Lil Uzi Vert, and José Mourinho. Franck Muller has introduced the world to some of the greatest timepieces and collections including Aeternitas, Casablanca, Curvex, Long Island, Master Banker, Vanguard and Revolution series.
Among these grand collections of Swiss watches, the Long Island collection has dominated the market like no other. Franck Muller’s Long Island collection is introduced in a wide range of shapes and sizes. These Frank Muller watches have designs that vary from being the sober, Art Deco-styled pieces to a more lavish diamond-heavy options with rare complications. All the Long Island watches are showcased with the same rectangular shape and stretched Salvador Dali-esque numerals. This stretched style of numerals was originally inspired by the Italian Novecento artistic movement of the 1920s. Thanks to its pure rectangular shape as well as its rectilinear and arched numerals, the Long Island has become a flagship model which comes in 12 sizes. Further, Franck Muller's Long Island collection’s design fits both strong male wrists and ladies' fine and delicate wrists. The Franck Muller Long Island timepieces are perfect for fans of high-end watchmaking looking for something unique and classic.
As aforementioned, the architecture of the Long Island geneve watches pays tribute to the Art Deco movement in a new vision of the Novecento style. Driven by a sleek rectangular shape and elongated numerals, the Long Island has become a leading collection of Franck Muller. Be it the dazzling Color Dreams numerals, the elegant diamonds adorning the case, the premium quality colored alligator straps or the flawless dial, every minute detail of the Long Island has been crafted with utmost care. Every timepiece has been paid the necessary attention to enhance the beauty of its owner. With the launch of the Long Island collection, Franck Muller has deemed itself as an exception among watchmakers. While the industry prefers round watches, Muller loves the rectangular edged watches.
Among the most successful models of Frank Muller Long Island swiss watches, the Long Island Grand Date Automatic is at the top of the list. These geneve watches, made of 18-karat white gold are a perfect tribute to the Prohibition-era playground of NYC’s rich, famous, and infamous. Muller’s Long Island Grand Date signifies a romantic’s nod to the past in a modern way. The Long Island’s 33mm x 45mm white gold case captures the rectilinear aesthetic that debuted in 1925 and instantly became the signature style of the era. The Long Island Grand Date Automatic’s bold vertical and horizontal expanses symbolize the layered base of the renowned Empire State Building and the sweeping lines of Miami Beach’s neon strip.
Yet another highly sought-after Franck Muller watch is the Long Island Ref. 952-QZ-REL-AC. The dazzling white dial with a black leather strap adds to the glory of the watch. The case of the watch is made of Stainless steel and has a size of 44.4 mm. The glass top is made from a premium quality sapphire crystal that ensures high scratch resistance for the watch. The crystal's high-level of transparency helps reduce reflections and enhances the visibility of the dial. The heart of the watch is powered by a Quartz movement which ensures precision and demands minimal maintenance. Not to mention, the collection is water resistant. This particular model is astonishingly water resistant up to a level of 3 Bar (30 meters depth). The model’s clean geometric lines take us back to the elegant and refined world of the 1930s.
Recently, in 2018, Franck Muller managed to introduce the grandeur and allure of Long Island onto a series of modern timepieces, aptly named the Franck Muller Long Island Peony. The series is launched in six different variants and the brand’s signature statement still manages to shine through this special collection, in a more feminine and delicate way. The iconic Long Island case now frames eight impressive peony blossoms on the dial, each of them is hand-painted by a professional dial painter before being set into the mother-of-pearl dial. The firm’s dedication is apparent here as the same dial is then spray-painted on the underside to create a subtle colored pattern that brings out the vibrancy of the peonies at the front.
Around and under the falling blossoms sit the Franck Muller’s trademark oversized Arabic indices. These numerals are prized for the same elegance endowed with the limelight of peonies. The diamond-studded options come decorated with a generous 1.92 carats of the precious gem, lending an air of playful elegance and whimsy to this contemporary series.