EDITOR’S PICK: The seafaring origins of the Franck Muller Yachting collection

Editor’s note: Add a splash of maritime to the wrist with fine naval details dispersed from its bow to its stern. Recently we covered the latest super-yacht-friendly release from the master of complications, the Franck Muller Vanguard S6 Yachting. So what better time to revisit the seagoing origins of the Yachting collection? And take a look back to where it all began, with this blue-dialled version that’s equally as nautical and just as vanguard. The last time we had Franck Muller in the office it was a bold Vanguard clad in sinister black and red – a watch that was at once sporty and menacing. Today we’re looking at another take on their trademark curved shape, and while the case and dial layout are similar to the Vanguard, the overall look and feel couldn’t be more different. The name gives the game away a little, but the Yachting watch offers a fresh nautical feel on the wrist. The marine allusions start with the dial, a shimmering navy blue that pairs well with the bright white Arabic hour markers. On top of that, the centre of the dial displays a compass rose, a navigational motif that is picked up in the outer section of the dial (complete…

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