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 with the 50s Presidents' Classic model.
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' Watch Classic model. 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.
Aesthetically speaking, the 50s Presidents' Classic features a remarkable sunray dial in charcoal grey, silver-toned or blue versions. Graced with diamond-polished hour-markers, it displays 3, 9 and 12 o'clock numerals interpreted a slender and graphically striking vintage spirit. 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 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. 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. A cambered glareproofed sapphire crystal protects the dial, while a second crystal on the back serves reveals the intricate workings of the mechanism inside.
A new embodiment of the classic and elegant watch, the 50s Presidents' Watch Classic is fitted with a Louisiana alligator leather strap secured by an 18K rose gold or steel pin buckle.
Producing watches fit for their time since 1858, Vulcain now occupies a mansion in Le Locle. In this cradle of Swiss watchmaking, the Firm has brought together the best watchmaking skills to preserve and maintain an undertaking that is still helping to write some of the greatest pages of watchmaking history.Find out more >
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