2012/06/15 - Franck Muller the Giga Tourbillon Collection

The new Giga Tourbillon is an exceptional model that required an extremely accurate development by a very dedicated team. Franck Muller’s research and development department has once again shown extraordinary expertise and vision by carrying out such a remarkable technical achievement.

The barrels are first paired in series to double the operating reserve; they are then assembled parallel to one another so that the power of the movement is doubled. The barrels, with a diameter of 16,4 mm, are 4 mm wider than traditional ones resulting in an almost constant force needed to operate the Giga Tourbillon. 

Another special feature is that this exceptional movement has been reversed, with the bridges placed on the dial side, the hour setting and winding section located at the base and the hour hand uniquely positioned on the minute hand.

In order to ensure a 9-day operating reserve, displayed at midday, (traditional winding by the crown), the Giga Tourbillon has been designed to feature four barrels, in comparison to traditional tourbillons which generally are powered by only one or two barrels.

As the name implies, the special feature of the Giga is the very large 20 mm diameter Tourbillon occupying half of the watch.

A skeleton version which combines aesthetics with rigidity reveals a highly technical mechanism and perfectly balanced styling.

Technical Specifications

Ref. :
  • 8889 T G SQT NR
  • 8889 T G SQT D*
  • 8889 T G SQT **

Caliber :
  • FM 2100 TS
Movement : 
  • Manually-wound mechanical movement 
  • Curvex, hand-fitting decentred, 4 barrels 
Dimensions of movement :
  • 41.4 mm x 34.40 mm - Height : 8.50 mm 
Display : 
  • Hours, minutes and optional seconds on the tourbillon and power reserve
Functions :
  • Winding-shaft with two positions 
Power Reserve : 
  • 9 days 
Frequency : 
  • 18'000 vibrations/ hour 
Tourbillon :
  • On ceramic ball bearing, tourbillon with Ø 20 mm of diameter, balance Ø 16.7 mm with regulating gold crewsØ 20 mm
Number of Components :
  • 240 
Number of Jewels :
  • 29 
Water-resistance : 
  • 3 ATM 
Movement Decoration :
  • Engraving, circular graining, rhodium plaiting, hand-chamfered
Case :
  • Cintrée Curvex : 18 carat white gold with black PVD treatment
  • Cintrée Curvex : 18 carat white gold set full of white diamonds*
  • Diamonds: 9.68 cts. – 477 pcs.*
  • Cintrée Curvex : 18 carat white gold**
Case Dimensions : 
  • 43.70 mm x 59.20 mm x 14.00 mm 
Strap :
  • Hand-sewn black alligator strap