Inspired by the famous 1942 film Casablanca, Franck Muller’s conceived the Contrée Curvex Casablanca in 1998, which extolled all the charm of Hollywood films of that era.
Today and 24 years later, Franck Muller presents its new revitalized “Casablanca”, now wearing a hand-polished Vanguard stainless steel case and leaving behind the previous Cintrée Curvex case, which is characterized by accentuating the curvature of the watch’s axes, gives it a more contemporary look, which stands out for its wide bezel and hides lugs.
Thus, the new Vanguard Casablanca is offered in four variants, one with a brown dial, another in salmon and two options in black, namely the one with the blue numbers, which is exclusive to the brand’s boutiques. On the dial, inner bezel with a compass scale, hand-applied numerals filled with Super-LumiNova on black and salmon references, and skeletonized hands also filled lume and round date window at 6 o’clock.
The Vanguard Casablanca is powered by the MVT FM 800-DT automatic movement, which operates at 28,800 Vph and offers up to 42 hours of power reserve.
The watches come with an alligator leather strap stitching by hand in the same colour as the dial numerals.
The watches are offered in the classic time-and-date version and also in the chronograph version and both are available in two different sizes, with a width of 41mm (V41) and 42.5mm (V43) although the latter is only available in Southeast Asia, with prices starting at CHF 7,600 and CHF 13,260 for the time-and-date and chronograph versions respectively.
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Brand: Franck Muller
Model: Vanguard Casablanca
Reference: V41 SC DT CASA, V43 SC DT CASA
Dial: Brown, salmon, black
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Dimensions: 41 x 49.95 x 12.20 mm (V41); 42.50 x 52.70 x 12.60 mm (V43)
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Water Resistance: 30 Meters
Strap: Hand-sewn alligator strap with stainless steel buckle
Calibre: MVT FM 800-DT
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Frequency: 28,800 Vph
Power Reserve: 42 Hours
Price: CHF 7,600 (time-and-date V41), CHF 7,700 (time-and-date V43), CHF 13,260 (chronograph V41), CHF 13,390 (chronograph V43)