The timepiece manufacture Vulcain
is delighted to announce its new 50s Presidents' watch
, which eloquently narrates the story of the Cricket alarm movement
A period of renewal and hope, the 1950s gave birth to many ideas, successfully turned into reality afterwards. While the American president Harry Truman was presenting his “doctrine”, aimed at protecting free peoples from the advance of communism, the Vulcain’s esteemed masters were trying to figure out how to make a striking mechanism, functionally loud and at the same time miniature enough to be incorporated within a wristwatch. A proper solution was a Cricket alarm caliber, introduced by the brand in 1947.
The innovative movement was integrated within a number of Vulcain extraordinary watches, which became instant favorites among the world’s most powerful men. They also appealed to successive American presidents and therefore acquired a name of “The Presidents’ Watches”
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.
presents its new Nautical Seventies Vulcain Trophy Limited Edition watch
The novelty is a tribute to the iconic Vulcain Cricket Nautical model unveiled in 1961. It gained a legendary status in the horology and deep-sea diving worlds as the first diver’s watch that boasted 300-meter water-resistance and was animated by an alarm movement truly audible underwater – it warned the diver that it was time to the surface. In 1970, the brand introduced a new version of the diver’s watch with a redesigned display.
The new Vulcain watch, limited to just 100 pieces, demonstrates a resolutely vintage look, having maintained the identity codes of the 1961 and 1970 models, yet using the latest technical innovations. It is 300-meter water-resistant
and indicates the successive decompression stops
The heart of the Nautical Seventies Vulcain Trophy is the brand’s manually-wound Cricket V-10
. The finely crafted 157-part, 25-jewel mechanism sounds its alarm in a clearly audible way for up to 20 seconds underwater. It is constructed with twin barrels – one barrel for supplying the energy for the hour, minute and seconds functions, and the other barrel for powering the alarm function. Operating at a frequency of 18,000 vibrations per hour, it offers a 42-hour power reserve.
The same as the initial models, the 42 mm case
, crafted in 316L steel, is enhanced with alternating polished and satin-brushed finishes. The case-construction boasts the signature triple case-back
– it is used as a resonance chamber for the alarm function to guarantee utmost performance. One more advantage for the function is a hesalite watch glass
– the same material was featured by the 1970 model for amplifying the sound.
The case-back is engraved with the Vulcain Trophy
of the new Vulcain diver’s watch represents a blue re-edition of the 1970 model
. The central dial indicates decompression details in blue. It stays fixed in place, while the 60-minute graduated rotating inner bezel ring is switched on with help of a screw-locked 4 o’clock crown. The dial provides supreme readability even in the dark due to luminescent hands and square hour-markers.
The new Nautical Seventies Vulcain Trophy Limited Edition watch
is teamed with a comfortable and sturdy black and blue strap in water-repellent leather and fitted with a steel pin buckle.
is pleased to introduce its 50s Presidents’ Watch Classic timepiece
to join the brand’s historical collection. Blending elegance and advanced technologies, the novelty pays tribute to the style of the 1950s, while presenting it in a contemporary way.
The new Vulcain watch demonstrates a refined sunray dial
available in different shades - charcoal grey, silvery or blue. The dial hosts diamond-polished hour-markers and 3, 9 and 12 o’clock Arabic numerals that make one feel a vintage spirit.
You will notice the Vulcain name at 12 o’clock underlined by a stylized applied “V”, and the inscription “Automatic” in the lower part of the dial. The date window is positioned at 6 o’clock.
In the course of the Vulcain Trophy Grand Prix d’Antibes 2011 event
, Michel Desjoyeaux on Foncia
gained the final victory ahead of Alinghi (Ernesto Bertarelli)
and Veltigroup (Steve Ravussin)
To mark this special occasion, the Swiss watchmaker Vulcain
, as the title sponsor of the trophy, has launched its new Nautical Trophy Limited Edition watch
, restricted to 100 pieces
. Three of them were offered to the skippers mentioned.
The distinctive style of the new Vulcain watch demonstrates the brand’s association with the maritime world. The model is set in a 316L steel case
. Its measurements are 42mm x 51mm x 17.50mm
: diameter, length and height indicated respectively.
For the Charity Auction Only Watch 2011, the horologial company Vulcain
has created its new unique Anniversary Heart watch
Visually inviting, the new Vulcain watch is interpreted in a 42mm case
, crafted from 18K 5N rose gold
. Its top is fitted with a domed sapphire crystal. The sapphire glass is also used for the case-back, which sports the stylized “V” for Vulcain. The model boasts 50- meter water-resistance
Housed in the case is a silver-toned open-worked dial with blue hour-markers and Arabic numerals as well as blue skeletonized hour and minute hands. The display also offers central seconds. The fourth hand, meanwhile, is intended for the alarm device.
The new Vulcain Anniversary Heart watch
accommodates the brand’s proprietary mechanical hand-wound movement with a 20-second alarm function
. It is composed of 157 individual parts and operates at a frequency of 18,000 vibrations per hour.