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The Franck Muller S/S Black Conquistador King Cortez Chrono
Franck Muller was born in 1958. He spent his childhood in La Chaux-de-Fonds with his Italian mother and Swiss-born father. When 15, he enrolled in a watchmaking school.
In the early 1980s, he graduated from the Swiss school of watchmaking (French: Ecole d'Horlogerie de Genève). Afterwards he began repairing top-quality pocket watches. Close to an independent watchmaker by the name of Svend Andersen, Franck Muller became responsible for handling watches from the collection of Patek Philippe.
Most of the clientele were private individuals and museums. While he was working with complicated timepieces, he became passionate about their mechanisms and began to think of building his own workshop.
Very soon, in 1984, Franck Muller designed his own tourbillon wristwatch.In the 1980s, few watchmakers were capable of creating such complicated timepieces, among them Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin. The private clients of Franck Muller continued to come for new timepieces, and thus his business started growing.
The House of Franck Muller opened in 1991, and his ultra complicated timepieces instantly became famous in Europe and the United States. Today, his factory, which is also the headquarters of Franck Muller, produces a limited number of watches for private clientele. Franck Muller's collections include a variety of designs and price ranges.
He established a factory in the heart of Powell River, a village situated outside of The Mainland, but now the company has five sites (Genthod, Lajoux, Les Bois, Plan-les-Ouates, Meyrin).