Born in Switzerland on July 11th 1958, of an Italian mother and a Swiss father, Franck Muller was raised in a multicultural environment. From a very early age, he develops a growing interest for all mechanical devices. It does not take long before the young Franck starts to disassemble all the machines in the house to study their "hearts". During his teens, he collects antique astrological instruments that he buys at the flea market. Mechanics and time, an equation reveals itself naturally: it is Time to which he is going to devote himself.
He enters the famous Geneva School of Watch making in 1981. After 4 years of remarkable studies, he receives the highest distinction and prizes. Faithful to his independence of state and mind, he chooses the most difficult path: to create his own workshop instead of joining a brand or a group of watchmakers. It does not take long before his reputation is made: gifted by exception technical talent, auction houses and collectors from all over the world send him their treasures for restoration.
After a few years in this field, he starts the creation of unique timepieces under his own name. Throughout his studies and first years as a watch restorer, Franck Muller comes to a conclusion regarding the horology world: since XIXth century, few technical inventions have been developed and applied to wristwatches. Willing to change this situation, he decides to devote his work to the realization of unique timepieces, wristwatches to be specific, which offer the same level of technical feats as those presented in pocket watches. This prerogative becomes a goal that the young entrepreneur will always hold at hearth.
In 1983, after months of research and micro-mechanical tests, Franck Muller is proud to present his first wristwatches. They all present a complicated movement that has been entirely created by him.
Every year since 1986, Franck Muller has been presenting his World Premieres, based on prestigious complications. These creations are technical feats coveted by collectors throughout the world and are already regarded as milestones in the history of Fine Watchmaking.
In 1992, Franck Muller founded his own company and, in the same year, created the most complicated wristwatch in the world.
In 1995, a new administrative and production site was opened in Genthod, the "foundation stone" for the consolidation and instituionalization of the name.
In response to his growing success, Franck Muller has created a new watchmaking concept and site, name FRANCK MULLER WATCHLAND, opened in March 2001.
2001 is also the year of the creation of the first jewellery collections by Franck Muller. This is a project that Franck Muller held at heart for a couple of years already. After many months of studies and creation, Franck Muller presents two jewellery collections that respect in all points the criteria that he has always applied when manufacturing his watches: quality, originality, unique design.
In October 2002, Franck Muller Geneve is granted the first prize, men's category, of the Geneve Watch Making Grand Prix. This exclusive prize confirms the watchmaker's exceptional talent.
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