During the 4th annual Salon World Première of Haute Horlogerie & Jewellery recently held in Monaco, Franck Muller unveiled several new models of the Franck Muller Group brands including the Franck Muller Tourbillon Thunderbolt which features the fastest tourbillon ever created.
With a rotation every five seconds, its revolution is 12 times faster than other tourbillon complications on the market. As a matter of fact, most tourbillons rotate once every 60 seconds.
The patented escapement with fixed escapement wheel and reversed anchor comes after three years of R&D. The 231-part, manual wind mechanical beats at 21,600 vibrations per hour and was developed by master watchmaker Pierre-Michele Golay (inventor of the Giga Tourbillon). The movement is powered by four barrels.