Vulcain Anniversary Heart Automatic Watch - Airily Light and Functional

Jan 21, 2011
The Vulcain Anniversary Heart collection was highly appreciated by watch enthusiasts. The line included a remarkable model, which was gifted to the U.S. president Barack Obama. Thus, the brand remained true to the 50-year old tradition, due to which the model, powered by the robust Vulcain Cricket movement, has attained a status of the President’s watch.

Now, the Anniversary Heart collection has got a worthy successor in the new Anniversary Heart Automatic watch. Produced in constant pursuit of originality and excellence, it is available in two versions - reference 280538.235L and reference 280138.238LF.

The first interpretation of the new Vulcain watch is embodied in an 18K pink gold case. It boasts the dimensions of 42 mm x 50.40 mm x 15.60 mm: diameter, length and height indicated correspondingly.

The case is equipped with elegant lugs and two charismatic crowns, positioned at 2 and 3 o’clock. The timepiece also reveals a fluted case-band. The top of the case is protected by a domed-shaped sapphire crystal. Its back part, meanwhile, is enhanced with a stylized “V” for Vulcain, performed in 18K pink gold. The case handles depths of up to 50 meters.

Inside the noble body of the new Anniversary Heart Automatic watch is hidden the brand’s proprietary self-winding mechanical alarm movement - Vulcain Cricket V-28 12. It captures attention with its anthracite coating and meticulous finishing, inherent to haute horlogerie models.

Composed of 221 individual parts, the caliber is endowed with the Vulcain’s patented exactomatic system, which ensures regular amplitude and enhanced rating precision.

Set with 23 rubies, it runs at the rate of 18, 000 vibrations per hour. The energy storage function is handled by a twin barrel. It delivers stable power for 42-hour autonomy and ensures a 20-second chime.

The magic of this automatic movement, which animates the functions of hours, minutes, central seconds and alarm, can be admired through a partially skeletonized dial. Clothed in silver or black, the display comprises blue or 5N pink gold indexes respectively. Both versions feature Arabic numerals, nestled at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock.

The dial is swept over by blued hands. The ethereally lovely nature of the watch face is emphasized by the partially skeletonized hour and minutes hands.

The new timekeeper is attached to the wearer’s wrist by means of a dark Louisiana alligator leather strap, adorned with white stitching.

Many features of the new Anniversary Heart Automatic timepiece reference 280138.238LF coincide with those of the version presented above. At the same time, it possesses some distinctions.

Thus, the model employs a steel 316L case. Its backside also reveals a stylized "V" for Vulcain, rendered, however in steel.

The case is skillfully complimented by a black, silver or bronze dial. It is completed with rhodium or blue indexes.

The new Vulcain watch is teamed with a black Louisiana alligator leather strap. It is joined to a folding buckle, crafted from steel.

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