VULCAIN the 50s Presidents' Classic
CLASSICISM AND FINESSE : IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS!
As a watchmaking manufacturer founded in 1858, Vulcain has consistently enjoyed an international reputation thanks to the fine craftsmanship and elegance embodied in its timepieces. To emphasise this mastery of watchmaking technique and style, the brand is enriching its historical line.
A specialist of alarm calibres, including its legendary “Cricket” model acclaimed by horological connoisseurs, Vulcain is also distinguished by its fabulous history in the art of time measurement. To celebrate this unique heritage, the Manufacture is complementing its historical collection with the 50s Presidents’ Classic model.
Particular care has been lavished on this great Classic. Offering a subtle blend of elegance, finesse and sophisticated watchmaking technique, this newcomer also pays tribute to the style of the 1950s, while interpreting it in a contemporary manner. The 42 mm-diameter case in 18K rose gold or steel is water-resistant to 50 metres and houses the mechanical bidirectional self-winding Vulcain V-56 movement. A cambered glareproofed sapphire crystal protects the dial, while a second crystal on the back serves reveals the intricate workings of the mechanism inside. The vertical satin-brushed case middle measures 2.90 thick and features faceted lugs, while the bezel is polished.
This calibre is adorned with haute horlogerie finishes such as a ”Côtes de Genève” motif, blued screws and a rhodiumed treatment. The V-56 movement boasts a 42-hour power reserve and drives the hours, minutes, central seconds hands as well as the aperture-type date display.
Aesthetically speaking, the 50s Presidents’ Classic features a remarkable domed and galvanic sunray dial in charcoal grey, silver-toned or blue versions. The Vulcain name at 12 o’clock is accentuated by a stylised applied “V”, as well as by the inscription “Automatic” appearing in the lower part. Graduated with a fine minute circle around its circumference, the dial bears a date window at 6 o’clock. The hour and minute hands are of the facetted Dauphine type.
Graced with diamond-polished hour-markers, it displays 3, 9 and 12 o’clock numerals interpreted in a slender and graphically striking vintage spirit.
A new embodiment of the classic and elegant watch, the 50s Presidents’ Watch Classic is fi tted with a Louisiana alligator leather strap secured by an 18K rose gold or steel pin buckle, or a steel bracelet with a folding clasp.
- Material: 316L steel
- Case-back: sapphire
- Dial: silver-toned, charcoal grey or blue sunray dial with rhodium indexes
- Diameter: 42.00 mm
- Height: 8.60 mm
- Glass: domed shape sapphire crystal
- Water resistance: 50 meters / 160 feet
VULCAIN AUTOMATIC CALIBRE V-56
- Movement: 11½-lignes mechanical
- Bidirectional self-winding calibre with date
- 25 rubies
- 93 components
- Lift angle 47°
- Decoration: rhodium coating, côtes de Genève motif, blued screws
- Functions: hour, minute, centre seconds, date window at 6 o’clock
- Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour
- Power reserve: 42 hours