Honouring Malaysia’s Fighting Spirit with the Franck Muller® VANGUARD™ “Harimau” Limited Edition
Leading Swiss watchmaker and Master of Complications, Franck Muller, recently introduced the Vanguard™ “Harimau” limited edition, the new epitome of patriotism for Malaysians. The fierce timepiece was celebrated with an exclusive launch party held at Imperial by Zouk, TREC KL.
Taking Malaysia’s distinctive coat of arms as the source of inspiration, the Vanguard™ “Harimau” was specially designed in celebration of Malaysia’s 60th year of independence in 2017. Intricately designed on the iconic Franck Muller Vanguard™ collection, the dial features the emblem of Malaysia’s vigorous character, as it bears the fierce Malayan Tiger in roaring might. The timepiece, only available in Malaysia, comes in in rose gold, blackened titanium and brushed titanium.
Upon arrival, guests were greeted by the emblem of the Franck Muller “Harimau”, a prevailing theme throughout, setting the tone for the night. Serena C led an amazing start as the emcee of the evening, keeping guests entertained throughout the ceremonious evening with her wit and charm. Chilled champagne, alongside various imaginative savoury canapés, were also served throughout the night as guests grooved to the sounds brought by DJ Shaz.
Completing the spectacular evening were two watch display areas, where guests could feast their eyes on the horlogerie featured for the day. Staying true to the Malaysia spirit, the first tower featured the pièce de résistance of the night, the Vanguard™ “Harimau”, in all its glory. Alongside the Vanguard™ “Harimau”, Franck Muller also featured other timepieces signature to the Vanguard™ collection, the Vanguard™ Skeleton Tourbillon, the brand’s 2016 hero piece, and the Vanguard™ Lady collection.
The entertainment saw two dynamic and edgy talents take the stage for an electrifying performance, leaving the crowd in awe. Opening the night with his amazing skills and melody was electric violinist Dennis Lau, dazzling guests with his musical prowess. Joining him on stage with her powerful vocals was Vanessa Tan, who brought the crowd to applause with an opening number before bringing on the fire with her fierce rendition of Katy Perry’s “Roar”. Their performance perfectly reflected the fierce styling and bold design of the new Franck Muller Vanguard “Harimau”.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Nicholas Rudaz, Director of Franck Muller Watchland, said “The kinship between the Franck Muller brand and Malaysia is deeply apparent as both have the driven entrepreneurial spirit, the hunger for growth as well as bravery against adversity. With that sentiment in mind, Franck Muller has decided to honour the affinity felt with Malaysia with the launch of the Vanguard™ “Harimau” limited edition.”
The exclusive Vanguard™ “Harimau” is only available in Malaysia, with only 84 pieces crafted, making the timepiece a sought-after item for luxury connoisseurs and collectors. Launched this month, the Vanguard™ “Harimau” is available at Sincere Fine Watches, located at Lot G.03.04, Level G, Suria KLCC and Pavilion Mall For more information or enquiries, contact the boutique at +603 2166 2181 or +603 2141 8418.