Franck Muller Gothique: Got it?

The Franck Muller Gothique features clever design elements. Photo: © TANG Portfolio. Geneva 2013

The Franck Muller Gothique features clever design elements. Photo: © TANG Portfolio. Geneva 2013

Does the Franck Muller Gothique look familiar? Perhaps, especially if you had liked the one-of-a-kind Franck Muller PSY watch seen in an earlier article: “싸이 Psy keeping watch “Gangnam Style”.

The stretched Roman numeral elements are there and the skull is replaced by the caricature of Psy. Another difference is the date display which is found on the Gothique but not on the PSY watch.

The Franck Muller Gothique is not a limited edition timepiece and is therefore for those who appreciate the style and design similar to the PSY watch. Besides the versions set with diamonds and in white gold, there is also a black PVD-treated stainless steel model.

Franck Muller’s Gothique is highly intriguing; why did the brand use Roman numerals rather than the characteristic stretched Arabic numerals?

 

 

 

 

Perhaps the answer is design-related, especially with the clever use of the Roman numeral “IX”. The skull symbol will be obvious to many but do take note of how the crossbones are represented by “X”. That is its X factor. Now that is cool.