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***Pictorial review*** GF Franck Muller Casablanca 8880 series

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Lately I am growing into some others brands which not realy caught my attention in the past. Is it the age perhaps?

 

A good friend of mine has a tourby Franck Muller and I started to love the modell more and more. Once I saw Trusty (Andrew) launched the Casablanca I had to order one. 3 days shipping from The far east to the netherlands WOW!... Now that's rocket fast. Regarding the communication with Andrew... also smooth and fast as always.

 

I saw the specs and I knew it had to be a special watch. Great time to buy reps, they are getting better and better by details and quality. Back to the watch. The FM wears extremely comfortable, probably due to the shape of the case and size. Also it is a great everyday watch. Many people don't know the brand to well so it is a nice starter in conversations sofar. The winding is very smooth and the watch keeps great time sofar. The crystal is just simply AMAZING!!! They claim the Sapphire glass crystal grade on the watch is swiss high grade Level 10! I think my pictures will tell they are probably right and it is top quality. I also love the way how the dial pops out depending on the light angle. The Dial Guilloche effect and also the layers of the coating & applied wordings seems to be 1:1 same to the manufacture standards of the real deal. The caseback is also made with great eye on details. I will also add some pics Andrew posted earlier with the Rep compared to the Gen

 

Specs from Trusty (http://www.ttw-1388.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_183&products_id=17936)

 

MOVEMENT: Asia 2824-2 Automatic (28,800bph) with Decorated Rotor

CASE DIAMETER: 39.5mm X 55.3mm

THICKNESS: 14mm

DIAL COLOR: White Guilloche Dial with Black Applied Numerals (Process used is same technique as Genuine with special coatings applied to surface of dial after the dial engraving is done & then dial numerals is painted on top)

CASE MATERIAL: Solid Stainless Steel 316F (Caseback is specially CNC machined for every piece to ensure no gaps when we fit in the case)

BRACELET: Black Croc Print Calf Leather Strap with Tang Buckle (Buckle is copied 1:1 like genuine with insignia on the underside)

FRONT GLASS: Sapphire Crystal, Same Swiss Grade Quality Sapphire which is a grade better than the usual sapphire glass used. Installation of the Sapphire Glass uses same techniques as Genuine watch

CASE BACK: Solid case back with detailed engraving

BEZEL: Solid Stainless Steel Bezel

HACK MOVEMENT:

CLASP TYPE: Tang Buckle

DATE INDICATOR:

 

OTHER REMARKS:

 

Waterproofed to 30m direct from Factory

 

Hope you will enjoy my pics!

 

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And for the nitpickers along us, some Rep (left) vs. Gen shots.

 

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Does it get any better...i am impressed!

 

 

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" Does it get any better...i am impressed! "

 

So am I it is pretty dead on!

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