It was at the end of the 80s, in the city of Geneva, that two men, Franck Muller and Vartan Sirmakes, met. They shared a passion for watchmaking each of them with vast complementary experience in the field. At the time, Franck Muller was making his own models under the "Franck Geneva" brand. Since 1986, each year he has presented his World Premiers based on prestigious complications, which earned him the sobriquet of watchmaking genius. As for Vartan Sirmakes, he made cases for several fine watchmaking brands in a workshop he had set up in a district of Geneva alongside Lake Geneva.
In 1991, Franck called on Vartan to design his new case bodies. This is how the two men quickly realised that together their could allow them to create an exceptional brand - unbeknownst to them that, 20 years later, it would become one of the most reputable names in the world of watchmaking. Founded officially in 1991 in the village of Genthod, close to Geneva, Manufacture Franck Muller was established three years later, still in Genthod, in a mansion dating from 1905 and designed by the famous local architecht Edmond Fatio. This peaceful place of 16 hectares overlooking Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc then became more than just a production site; it turned into the concept called Watchland.
A SUCCESS STORY
Franck Muller and Vartan Sirmakes have managed to transform what had started only as a "boutique brand" into a truly major success.The association of an original design with a complex traditional mechanism gives the Franck Muller collections a harmony that has charmed the entire world ever since its incredible inception and enviable success.