First presented in 1947, Vulcain’s Cricket alert type has a spot in the history of watchmaking. In 2016, the Le Locle-based brand uncovered the V-40, the latest development of the famous hand-wound development.
In the past, all timepieces outfitted with a Cricket development had four focal hands (hour, moment, seconds and caution). The new V-40 made it possible to redesign them with the seconds counter at 8 o’clock and the caution counter at 4 o’clock.
Thanks to a more drawn out mainspring and the diminished measurement of the barrel-arbor, the force reserve of the V-40 has been increased by 10 hours, from 42 to 52 hours.
Along with the presentation of the new production development, Vulcain presented four new references of its notable 50s Presidents’ Watch Tradition offering a selection of colors and finishes.
The first two pieces come with a black velours or grained beige dial with pink indices.
Two extra models, in a decision of silver or ruthenium-plated versions, are described by a clous-de-paris focal section and a sunray edge.
The 316L surgical stainless steel case of the 50s Presidents’ Watch Tradition has a breadth of 42.00 mm with a thickness of 12.40 mm including the vault shaped sapphire crystal.
The case back shows the 2,5 Hz (18,000 vph) development with its twofold barrel, nickel covering, blued screws, and skeleton ratchets.
Water resistant to 5 ATM, the Vulcain 50s Presidents’ Watch Tradition has a cost of US$ 6,950. vulcain-watches.ch