Franck Muller and #FR2 Welcomes The Year of The Rabbit with #FR2NCK MULLER Vanguard

A timepiece that blends streetwear and luxury fashion.
By: Farah Khan
January 17, 2023

The #FR2NCK MULLER Vanguard was introduced by Tokyo-based streetwear brand #FR2 and Franck Muller in time to celebrate the approaching Year of the Rabbit. This is the first time the two companies have worked together, and Franck Muller is using its recognisable #FR2 design aesthetic on its Vanguard watch. The end product is a cutting-edge, fashionable watch with the iconic rabbit pattern from #FR2 centred on the dial and Franck Muller’s distinctive numerals and tonneau casing.

Let’s talk all about this eye catching time piece!

Image credits: FRANCK MULLER Official Website


The #FR2NCK MULLER Vanguard unites Japanese street fashion with Swiss luxury timepieces by fusing aspects from both worlds and adding its designers’ distinctive finishing touches. On the dial, where Franck Muller’s classic but avant-garde look has adopted street style tendencies, this is instantly clear. Beginning with a matte white dial foundation, which establishes a high key look, black hands, markings, and appliqué indices are placed on top.

The effortlessly stylish timepiece is perfect for anyone who is looking to take their style to the next level. This lightweight timepiece catches the attention of anyone who walks by. The watch maintains the same angular, strong aesthetic. This includes the tonneau-shaped Vanguard case from Franck Muller, which has been created in a brand-new carbon and glass fibre composite. This material will only be used on models that are specific to Southeast Asia.

Carbon powder and glass fibres are mixed together, and the resultant mass is then impregnated with a bonding resin to produce the thin yet sturdy material. After being baked for three hours at 150 degrees Celsius under 200 tonnes of pressure, the mixture eventually produces a composite that can be machined into the required components. Every watch case will have a different pattern of striations due to the random variances in how the mix is crushed. A true limited edition piece!

The white nylon strap, which has been decorated with black letters in a typographic design that will be recognisable to fans of street fashion, perfects the look.


Franck Muller and Vartan Sirmakes established the company in Geneva with the intention of producing upscale watches with intricate mechanisms and distinctive designs. Their luxury watch brand quickly rose to the top of the Swiss watch industry because of its excellent internal skills in several areas of Haute Horlogerie. Today, many would agree that Franck Muller timepieces are among the finest and most complicated of the world.

About #FR2

Ryo Ishikawa, an established figure in the realm of Japanese street fashion who is arguably best known for launching the fashion label Vanquish, is the creator of #FR2. Also known as Fxxking Rabbits, #FR2 gained popularity fast thanks to its distinctive “Smoking Kills” and rabbit themes as well as the striking photographic prints on its items. The company provides a unique selection of clothing and decorative items that is likely the most closely associated with Ishikawa yet, ranging from sweatshirts to candy-dispensing disposable cameras.