TRADITION AND TRENDS
Known for its iconic models and its unique mechanical movements, the Manufacture Vulcain holds a place of its own within the world of Haute Horlogerie.
The brand based in Le Locle has been active since 1858 in the creation of exceptional watches, consistently offering timepieces meeting the varying demands of the successive eras it has crossed. Innovating in order to offer products with a future; exploring the rich history of Vulcain so as to perpetuate its expertise and reveal its original character: such are the fundamental principles guiding the daily endeavours of the watchmakers within the Manufacture. In addition to the legendary Cricket alarm calibre, the Manufacture has succeeded in establishing its stature by offering models combining classicism and slenderness, in harmony with its fabulous history.
Nonetheless, Vulcain has decided this year to opt for a deliberately daring approach by introducing a range of colourful models naturally mingling tradition with trends.
The most representative example of this new attitude is the extension of the 50s Presidents’ Watch Manual featuring new raspberry and tobacco-toned dials. Driven by the same concern for details, the Louisiana alligator leather straps – whether shiny raspberry, pearly brown, matt black or chestnut brown with hazelnut-brown spaces between the scales – have been specially selected to make a perfect match with the dial. These timepieces featuring a blend of classical and modern elements are equipped with the emblematic manually-wound Vulcain alarm movement and are available in gem-set or non-set versions.
- Movement: mechanical hand-wound Vulcain Cricket manufacture caliber V-11, double barrel, equipped with the Exactomatic system, 199 components, 18’000 vibrations per hour, 42-hour power reserve
- Functions: hour, minute, center seconds, alarm, date window
- Case: 316L steel raspberry or tobacco, bezel not set or set with 80 TW VS1-2 diamonds totaling approx. 0.92 carats, 42.00 in diameter, sapphire case-back revealing the stylised “V” for Vulcain
- Water resistance: 5 ATM
- Strap: Louisiana alligator, steel pin buckle