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Franck Muller Master Banker Tourbillon Review

Franck Muller Master Banker TourbillonYou’ll be hard pressed to find anyone who won’t readily admit that the Franck Muller Master Banker Tourbillon (7880 MB T) is one drop-dead gorgeous timepiece. It is available in either Platinum 950 or 18 carat gold and supplied with a beautiful hand sewn alligator strap.

The Master Banker Tourbillon displays up three different time zones, all adjustable using the same crown. Franck Muller accomplished this wonderfully, while still maintaining a very readable face.

As for the tourbillon, it is actually suspended at the same level as the dial. While traditional tourbillon watches need to be guided by a bar seen on the dial, the Imperial Tourbillon doesn’t. It stands on a single pivot which is connected to a movement bar.

The manually-wound tourbillon movement measures 25.00 x 30.00 mm with a height of 7.30 mm. It has a power reserve of 60 hours and is made up of 294 different components. Additional highlights of the movement include:

  • 18,000 vibrations/hour
  • 29 jewels
  • A Cotes de Genéve, circular graining, hand chamfered decorated movement

The gorgeous sun-stamped, translucent lacquered dial displays central hours and minutes, two time zones (at 3 and 9 o’clock), and a day/night display.