Franck Muller and Rolls-Royce in Geneva have teamed up to create bespoke watches and cars that both use the watchmaker’s Crazy Hours design elements.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Geneva has adopted the oversized and unconventionally-placed hour markers of the Crazy Hours watch collection on interior design elements and dashboard on a bespoke edition of its Wraith. The car will be known as the Rolls-Royce Wraith Crazy Numbers.
Bespoke is Rolls-Royce’s programme that allows authorised partners to customise certain elements of a car’s design for individual customers.
Franck Muller is making a limited edition collection of two watches to celebrate the creation of the Rolls-Royce Wraith Crazy Numbers.
Their dials use the same blue and black colour combinations of the car. One has a black dial in a blue case with black leather strap. The other reverses the mix with a blue dial, black case and blue croc strap.
Franck Muller’s patented Crazy Hours movement has an hour hand that jumps from one hour to the next, which means leaping all over the dial as the day progresses while the minute hand does a conventional 360 degree circle every hour.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with the world’s finest car manufacturer to produce this bespoke car and this exclusive watch collection. To see our exceptional know how of haute-horlogerie be interpreted into such an exclusive car has been a fascinating experience,” says Nicholas Rudaz, director of Franck Muller Watchland.