VULCAIN the Nautical Seventies Vulcain Trophy Limited Edition


VULCAIN Trophy 2013

Organised by the Association des Multicoques de Compétition, the Vulcain Trophy is an annual competition composed of regattas reserved exclusively for Decision 35 multihulls. The first part of the season of the Vulcain Trophy 2013 featured 11 D35s and their dynamic crews fighting it out in a predestined arena: Lake Léman.

They have fought hard with very tactical moves in the first five rounds of the championship and all have shown relentless determination, whatever the weather conditions, such as those experienced during the Bol d’Or Mirabaud in which the winds were sadly lacking, or in various legs that required significant risk-taking. Alinghi currently heads the overall rankings. The Open de Versoix Nationale Suisse, the first race of the season, saw Ernesto Bertarelli’s boat dominate the weekend, earning a podium place in all 11 regattas. Realstone Sailing and Zen Too achieved regular results that have earned them spots near the top. Each multihull has had its moment of glory, such as Okalys-Corum that won the Grand Prix des Ambassadeurs, Team Sui 9 that was the first D35 to cross the finishing line of the Bol d’Or Mirabaud 2013, and Ylliam-Comptoir Immobilier which finished second in the Genève-Rolle-Genève race after an intense track race against Alinghi. Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing, currently 6th In the overall standings, had a remarkable start on the port side at the Bol d’Or Mirabaud and made a remarkable comeback after the Bouveret mark, thereby demonstrating excellent knowledge of the lake’s unpredictable whims, as well as the relentless determination of a united crew.

The second part of the season opens up whole new horizons for the teams currently bringing up the rear. There is still everything to play for, as multihulls are strongly dependent on weather conditions, such as Tilt which has shown excellent performances in strong winds. Nickel-Romandie.com and Veltigroup will doubtless make the most of the summer to fine-tune their strategy and polish their drills, as will Oryx for which this is the first Vulcain Trophy.

Complete information also available on the dedicated website: www.vulcaintrophy.com




A faithful replica of the 1970 Vulcain Nautical model, the iconic diver’s watch returns in a 100-piece limited edition with a resolutely vintage look. A fascinating compendium of the identity codes that have forged the legend of the first diver’s watch equipped with an alarm movement truly audible underwater, the new Nautical Seventies Vulcain Trophy Limited Edition is waterresistant to 300 metres and indicates the successive decompression stops.

When first launched in 1961, the Cricket Nautical was truly avant-garde in all respects. For the first time ever, a wristwatch was capable of descending to 300 metres and audibly warning its wearer that it was time to the surface, while precisely indicating the various decompression stops. At the heart of this model that made an indelible imprint on sportsdedicated horology beat the already legendary Cricket alarm calibre. The Vulcain Cricket Nautical caused an immediate sensation in the field of deep-sea diving. Endowed with technical characteristics meeting diver’s security requirements, this model stemmed from a pooling of various competencies: those of the three experts with whom the Vulcain constructors chose to associate in developing the first diver’s watch equipped with an alarm audible under water. Together, these three specialists – Hannes Keller, a multiple record-holding diver and mathematician; explorer and film director Max- Yves Brandily; and Arthur Droz, national diving instruction and representative of the French C.I.A.S. (Centre d’Investigations et d’Activités Sous-Marines) – drew upon their considerable experience in helping the Manufacture Vulcain to create the first watch complete with an alarm, a clear indication of decompression steps, as well as guaranteed water resistance to 300 m. The latter depth is equivalent to a pressure of around 30kg/cm2!

In 1970, Vulcain introduced a new version of its legendary Nautical featuring a redesigned display layout and now reissued in a 100-piece limited series. While the 2013 Nautical Seventies Vulcain Trophy Limited Edition has been made using the latest technical innovations, the original vintage spirit has been carefully preserved. It’s all there: starting with the manually-wound Cricket V-10 capable of sounding its alarm in a clearly audible manner for up to 20 seconds under water.

Equipped with twin barrels – one to supply the energy required for the hour, minute and seconds functions, and the other to power the alarm function –, this movement finely crafted by Vulcain beats at a speed of 18,000 vibrations per hour and has a 42-hour power reserve.

Exactly like the original, the 42 mm case water-resistant to 300 metres features alternating polished and satin-brushed finishes, and is distinguished by its emblematic triple caseback acting as a resonance chamber for the alarm so as to ensure maximum effectiveness. This intensity is further accentuated by a hesalite watch glass – the original material used in 1970 and serving to amplify the sound.

The Nautical Seventies Vulcain Trophy Limited Edition owes both its aesthetic and its device to its predecessor. The central dial indicating decompression details in blue colours remains fixed in place, while the 60-minute graduated rotating inner bezel ring is activated by a screw-locked crown at 4 o’clock. Thanks to generous luminescent hands and square hour-markers, the readability of this watch remains optimal even in the underwater depths.

The comfortable and sturdy strap in water-repellent leather adds the final vintage touch to the Nautical Seventies Vulcain Trophy Limited Edition, available in a 100-piece limited series.










Specifications (Click to slide)

100-piece Limited Edition
Ref. : 100159.082L


  • Case: 316L steel
  • Back: triple case-back serving as a resonance chamber and enabling underwater use of the alarm function and engraved with the inscription «Vulcain Trophy»
  • Dial: blue re-edition of the 1970s model
  • Diameter: 42.00 mm
  • Thickness: 17.60 mm
  • Glass: hesalite
  • Water resistance: 300 metres / 990 feet

Calibre Vulcain Cricket manufacture V-10

  • Movement: mechanical 12-lignes manually-wound alarm movement, 25 jewels, 157 parts, twin barrels, equippe with Exactomatic system, 48° angle of lift
  • Decoration: nickel coating, blued screws
  • Functions: hours, minutes, central seconds, alarm, fixed dial with decompression-table indication and 60-minute graduated rotating inner bezel ring activated by a screwlocked crown at 4 o’clock
  • Frequency: 18,000 vibrations/hour
  • Power reserve: 42 hours
  • Alarm duration: approx. 20 seconds


  • Strap: black and blue water-repellent leather
  • Dimensions: 22/18 mm
  • Buckle: steel pin buckle





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