22 September

Franck Muller The Special One

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         Special One was released in order to pay homage to Jose Mourinho. Franck Muller launched this wrist watch limited series mechanical automatic chronograph so that he shows his love for football. The Special One was created indeed to show how the sporting spirit and the refinement of timing can be part of the same watch, without dominating one or another. What comes as an innovating thing is the fact that it is for the first time when it is executed in 18k rose gold and when the Cintree Curvex case is firmly polished. All the elements of the watch are given special attention – the crown and the chronograph pushers are executed in black and gently protected by the extension of the case. Another fine detail which is taken care of is the black dial of the watch which is emphasized in pink gold in order to perfectly match with the case. On top of that a massive Special 1, crafted in gold as well, substitutes the 1 – hour marker.

         The luminescent coating is used so that it lights all the numbers. The chronograph minute counter can be found at 3 o` clock while, the small seconds are at 9 o`clock. And between the two it is displayed the date through a little window, placed at 6 o`clock.

         Franck Muller` s “The Special One” has also been given good arguments by the Watches.InfoNIAC.com, and has found its place among other luxury watches due to its crocodile skin strap executed in matte black and fixed beautifully in an oversized pink gold buckle. The perfect polish and attention to the smallest detail make this watch was acclaimed and raised its success.

         The final touch that gives the watch the ultimate unique detail is Jose Mourinho` s original signature which can be found on the extravagant presentation box. The signature was given when the idea was at the beginning and in the process of developing, when the well – known coach visited Franck Muller Watchland. Jose Mario dos Santos Felix Mourinho was born on January 26th, 1963 and he became famous as a Portuguese football manager. Today, Jose Mourinho is the manager of an Italian club – F.C. Internazionale Milano where he will be found for the next three seasons. Under Mourinho` s management, Porto managed to win the triple of domestic League and Cup and UEFA Cup titles. The next year, 2003, was even brighter – the F.C. Porto football club succeeded in wining both the Portuguese League and the Champions League. In the end, the coach was applauded for keeping his promise and “making Porto champions.”

         For those who love football and as well for luxury lovers, the chronograph has been launched in a limited edition, that is 41 items. The number has a special significance – Jose Mourinho` s age and the fact that at that age he won the Champions League at the service of the Porto Football Club in the 2003/2004 season. All Franck Muller`s watches can be found at the official agents in Portugal at a starting price of 34,950 Euro.

Franck Muller “The Special One” Pictures Gallery