Editorís note: Batman has been on my mind a bit recently, what with his bracelet upgrade. Which brought back this photographic comparison from a few years ago. Cue dramatic theme music … Earlier this year, we witnessed a chance encounter between two giants of both the superhuman and horological pantheons. The showdown took place at dusk, on the shores of Lake Geneva, at Franck Mullerís Watchland.*The combatants? None other than the Batman, in the form of Rolexís GMT-Master II BLNR, versus Superman, in the shape of the Franck Muller Vanguard Carbon Krypton. The Rolex will be a known quantity to most, but just in case, hereís an*excellent review by Bruce (Duguay, not Wayne). Its opponent, however, is probably new to you, a variant of Franck Mullerís sporty Vanguard, the Carbon Krypton. This eye-catching creation features a highly unusual case and dial combination of carbon fibre flecked with Super-LumiNova. By day, the watch is Clark Kent, with a good-looking face and a broad-shouldered 44mm body. By night, the watch transforms into Superman, suffused with the glow of deadly Kryptonite, making it look meaner than ever. In this battle, the winner wonít be determined by case shape or mechanical prowess, but rather…

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