The Franck Muller Mariner Chronograph watches are a great addition to a diverse and expressive collection of fine timepieces. Without getting away from the impeccably elegant curvex tonneau form of the Casablanca line, the designers of the house managed to create some sophisticated sporty flavor that works extremely well for casual wear.
This is especially so in the daring PVD black stainless steel version of the Mariner Chronograph, where the blue compass and wind rose accents on the dial jump out brilliantly against the sober all-black color scheme. As always, the playful exploded hour markers on the technical (but not overly crowded) dials present an Art Deco charm that all but immediately defines the watch as a creation of Franck Muller. For the most enthusiastic fans of Franck Muller watches, such a potent identity is among the many irresistibles of the brand.
Certainly the most opulent of the Mariner Chronograph models is the gorgeous rose gold version. The warm hue of this precious metal creates a provocative contrast with the rubber strap and black crown and chronograph pushers. As it does with the black PVD stainless steel version, the blue dial accents are real eye-catchers. Against the rose gold, however, the brilliant blue evokes a powerful sense of luxury and regality.