In honour of the 20th Anniversary of the Crazy Hours, Franck Muller and Hom Nguyen joined up their talents for the second time, with the same leitmotiv: to bring together the watchmaking know-how and the talent of the artist to offer their collectors an exceptional limited collection.
For this collection, Hom Nguyen let his imagination run free by drawing each numeral with his legendary and talented pattern. From one line to another, the drawing embodies the trajectories of human lives. The numerals drawn by the artist and replicated by Franck Muller’s dial craftsmen in the purest watchmaking tradition thus come to life.
The Crazy Hours mechanism offers a unique reading of time, showing the hour numerals drawn by hand in the most unconventional order. Thanks to a patented mechanism, the central hour hand literally jumps from one hour to the next, respectfully following the numbers placed randomly on the dial.
Thereby after 60 minutes the hour hand would jump to the next correct number. Meanwhile, the minute hand follows a conventional 60-minute cycle revolving around the dial. Time becomes a value that is personal, individual, and unique. You find yourself eagerly waiting at each 59th minute to observe the Crazy Hours’ mesmerizing jump.
With a bidirectional self-winding movement, this mythical and enchanting masterpiece of watchmaking enjoys a power reserve of 42 hours.
The Franck Muller Vanguard Crazy Hours Hom Nguyen is the perfect translation of a piece of art; each timepiece comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist in addition to the usual certificate of authenticity. To make the collection as unique as it already is, each timepiece will come in a special presentation box.
Franck Muller Vanguard Crazy Hours Hom Nguyen Available in stainless steel, titanium, ceramic and 18k rose gold, the limited edition of 50 or 100 pieces depending on the finishing, is presented in the sizes 41, 43 and 45 millimetres.
Born in 1972, Hom Nguyen, a French painter with Vietnamese origin, is a self-taught artist and the son of a mother who immigrated to France in the 1970s. In 2009, Hom Nguyen fully commits himself to an artistic path, guided by an urgent need to express himself.
Through his subjects, Hom Nguyen’s work is universal, questioning human destiny, between joy and sorrow, cry and silence, presence and loss. The artist’s work is particularly sensitive to the human values that he embodies and conveys: a feeling of peace, respect, communion, spirituality. These values are for him the foundation of all art: a path that connects one man to another.
Characterized by an instinctive and figurative style, Hom Nguyen received in 2022 the honorable distinction of Chevalier de l’ordre national du Mérite.