Franck Muller Introduces Vanguard 'Damas' In Damascus steel.
Franck Muller's latest foray into unorthodox case materials is a pair of high quality watches replica
with Damascus steel cases and dials. The Vanguard “Damas” and “Damas Racing,” available only at the brand’s Asian boutiques, retain the tonneau-shaped case of the brand’s best-selling models, but add the texture and depth of Damascus steel.
The use of Damascus steel gives Vanguard a whole new appeal. Since the model has been iterated countless times, the Vanguard line is made up of almost endless variants, but mostly traditional metal alloys or carbon composites. Damas styles are easy to stand out and instantly recognizable.
The case metal is particularly suited to the skeletonized Damascus racing car – the skeletonised dial contrasts with the grain of the Damascus steel, making it the perfect complement to the case material. The openworked numerals in Damascus steel are a particularly pleasing detail.replica watches online
Even compared to competitors. The Hublot Big Bang Unico Gourmet has a similar case material and costs about the same as the skeletonized Vanguard "Damas Racing," but it's a chronograph, not just a chronograph.
Widely used in custom knives and high-end cutlery, Damascus steel is actually patterned welded steel, an alloy whose constituent layers are visible, giving the material its signature texture. "Damascus steel" is actually the modern nickname for this alloy.
True Damascus steel, as it was known in the ancient world, refers to a special type of alloy forged in the Near East that is known for its sharpness. The recipe for true Damascus steel has long been lost, leading to modern equivalents such as Damascus steel, a stainless steel alloy forged in Sweden.luxury replica watches
There is no doubt that the two Vanguard watches are made of patterned welded stainless steel alloy, although Franck Muller does not disclose the specific source of the material. It does reveal that the material is composed of two steel alloys, which explains the unique woodgrain pattern on the surface. The high-contrast pattern is the result of acid etching because the constituent alloys react differently to acid.
Featuring a lugless Vanguard case, the Damas debuted in two versions: the skeletonized Vanguard "Damas Racing," based on the Vanguard Racing Skeleton; and the Vanguard "Damas," a trio derived from the entry-level Vanguard. Both share the same watch, measuring 42.5mm x 52.7mm and 12.6mm tall.
The base model Damas uses the FM 800-DT, the brand's workhorse in-house movement. Damas Racing, on the other hand, is powered by an FM 2800-SQ, which is essentially a skeletonized ETA 2892. replica watches for men
Franck Muller Vanguard “Damas”
Ref. V 43 SC DT Damas (NR)
Diameter: 42.5mm x 52.7mm
Material: Damascus steel
Crystal glass: Sapphire
Water resistance: 30 meters
Movement: Cal. FM 800-DT
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds and date
Winding: automatic winding
Frequency: 28,800 beats per hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 42 hours
Strap: Leather covered rubber strap with folding clasp