Morning Kettle-Leches. Working on something with this gold fella from big fat Franck. Croco-gold, just in time for Easter on The Nile. Some of you might not like it. Not madly bothered, as think its rather good for what am up to. May I present The Franck Muller Croco from the Cintrée Cruvex family: Flash resort styling with watch action to go, its the big thing today.

Maybe this isnt particularly resort, but it is particularly unapologetic about being flash. Quite wanted to see a non-chrono version, so I got Franck's people to swap 'em. The case and strap merge pattern wise, even though the strap is hand sewn alligator, not croc. The Chron' contradicts my argument about un-diluted leisure ethics in watch form, but perhaps is to time your poolside waiter over a series of different service based events? There's an iron version too. Also good. Love much of Big Franck's work. Perhaps its because instead of banging on about first time they made a 'spindle rotate faster underwater without a release-spatchela', or some boring huff about tourbillons for examples, they're all about Muller's own daringly style-driven watch ethos. Brilliant, bold, unusual shapes. Interesting influences such as the Art Nouveau fonts and detailing. Who really gives a monkeys about some old record-breaking firsts in miniature spring-cog world, when its all about the wrist-look really? I salute Mr. Muller, regardless of photo-evidence of you admiring my Luxury-Missus in Monaco last year with your massive hands: The New luxe-slant on croc'-a-feel from Muller-light-fingers. As you were men.

Stubbs out.

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