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A word from the CEO In 1858, the Ditisheim brothers founded what would become the Manufacture des Montres Vulcain in the Neuchâtel mountains. With more than 150 years of history and innovation behind us, our brand is now an integral part of the international watchmaking landscape. It is our duty to ensure this expertise and heritage lives on. A financial expert and fine watch enthusiast of many years standing, it was when I delved into the history of Vulcain that I became convinced of this Swiss family company’s potential to stand the test of time.

Convinced of this potential, my interest in this watch Manufacture grew from 2008 until 2010, when I was finally able to purchase it. Because, whilst surrounded by all these huge watch groups, Vulcain remains a true manufacture, developing its own Cricket movements and assembling its own timepieces at its premises in Le Locle. In terms of legitimacy, it has nothing left to prove! It would be wrong, however, to reduce its history to the invention of the first wristwatch alarm complication alone. In fact, the brand’s history began more than 90 years before the discovery of the «Cricket», and it has produced a vast array of different models since its inception, winning countless prizes and awards. With this heritage, which includes «The Presidents’ Watch», the chance to write the next few chapters in this incredible story is a challenge that I meet every day with the greatest delight.

Dr. Renato A. Vanotti, CEO Manufacture des Montres Vulcain SA


Contents History

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50s Presidents’ Watch - 39mm

p. 10-11

50s Presidents’ Watch - 42mm

p. 12-15

50s Presidents’ Watch Automatic - 42mm

p. 16-17

Heritage Presidents’ Watch

p. 18-21

50s Presidents’ Watch - Limited Edition

p. 22-25

50s Presidents’ Classic

p. 26-29

50s Presidents’ Moonphase

p. 30-31

50s Presidents’ Chronograph

p. 32-35

First Lady Automatic

p. 36-43

Aviator Instrument Chronograph

p. 44-47

Aviator GMT Pilot

p. 48-51

Aviator GMT

p. 52-53

Nautical Heritage

p. 56-57

Nautical DLC

p. 58-59

Nautical Seventies

p. 60-61

Tourbillon

p. 62-63

The Art of Enamel

p. 64-67

Manufacture

p. 68-69

Calibres

p. 70-71


History In 1858, the Ditisheim brothers made a grand entrance onto the watchmaking scene: their Manufacture was immediately noted for the quality of its products: complication watches, chronometers and chronographs. Located at the heart of the Neuchatel mountains, the cradle of Swiss precision, it was to receive international acclaim at the World Fairs in Paris (1889), Chicago (1893) and Barcelona (1929). 1947 was a significant milestone in watchmaking history. That was the year Vulcain presented the first genuinely operational mechanical alarm wristwatch. It was equipped with what would become the legendary Cricket calibre. For the very first time, watchmakers and scientists had succeeded in making a mechanical alarm wristwatch loud enough to actually awaken its owner. This period marked the start of a new era. The Cricket watch rapidly established itself and was notably worn by Truman, Eisenhower, Nixon and Johnson, thus earning it the nickname of «The Presidents’ Watch». It also accompanied the major mountaineering and maritime expeditions of the 1950s. Since its resurgence in 2002, the Vulcain manufacture, through its well-balanced and varied collection, has met the expectations of consumers seeking technically-accomplished haute horlogerie pieces, with a manufacture movement beating at their heart, in particular by developing its new self-winding Cricket alarm movement. In 2009, the watch Manufacture had the immense pleasure of renewing its link with the White House, in line with a tradition dating back more than 60 years, when it presented President Barack Obama with an «Anniversary Heart» Vulcain Cricket watch. In 2012, the watch Manufacture entered an exclusive partnership with the pianist Herbie Hancock. A meeting between two legends, the first result of which was the creation of two 50s Presidents’ Watch Manual models, limited editions dedicated to this gifted pianist. In 2013, after a period spent on the fringes of Baselworld, Manufacture Vulcain made its grand comeback at the prestigious trade show by presenting its latest creations in a setting worthy of «The Presidents’ Watch». 2014 marked a turning point in the Manufacture’s development. In parallel with its classic and iconic models, Vulcain has decided to launch its new «First Lady Automatic» women’s model as an exclusive at Baselworld 2014, alongside an exceptional piece, its new Tourbillon, both of which once more demonstrate the brand’s ambition and dynamism.

Maurice Ditisheim, 1831-1899.

4 Left page - Complication pocket watch, La Vallée de l’Arve, Bronze medal, Paris World Fair, 1889.

Chicago World Fair, 1893.

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Maurice Ditisheim, 1831-1899

Complication pocket watch, La VallÊe de l’Arve, Bronze medal, Paris World Fair

Chicago World Fair

Real Madrid, Spanish championship

Vulcain wrist chronograph


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1947

1951

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1956

The Exactomatic, a patented innovation from the Manufacture Vulcain.

The first alarm watch with a strident sound that astonished the world

Vulcain, The US Presidents’ watch. On the right, President Dwight Eisenhower.

Vulcain men’s steel wristwatch, full calendar

Vulcain Cricket advert

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1964

2002

2005

2008

2010

The first Cricket Nautical, an alarm wristwatch for diving

President Lyndon B. Johnson and his Vulcain

Vulcain’s renaissance in Le Locle

Imperial Gong, an alarm wristwatch with tourbillon

Tribute to 150 years, Anniversary Heart

The 50s Presidents’ Watch automatic


2011

2012

Title sponsor of the Vulcain Trophy

Vulcain established an exclusive partnership with the pianist Herbie Hancock

2013

Return to the Baselworld show

2014

2014

New Tourbillon

First Lady Automatic Vulcain recaptures the Women’s Watch market

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50s Presidents’ Watch Vulcain has made an indelible imprint on the history of alarm watches. In 1947, the brand presented the Cricket alarm calibre that was to become a legend – a movement sufficiently innovative to equip a number of Vulcain wristwatches. In 2013, Vulcain pays tribute to this legendary model by creating a new extremely understated sunburst dial. This timepiece is equipped with the legendary handwound Cricket V-10 calibre.

Manufacture Vulcain Cricket Calibre V-10 Movement: mechanical hand-wound, double barrel, equipped with the Exactomatic system, 165 components, 18,000 vibrations per hour, 42-hour power reserve. Functions: hour, minute, centre seconds, alarm. Case: 316L steel, 39 mm diameter, sapphire case-back revealing the stylised “V” for Vulcain. Water resistance: 5 ATM. 100153.297L

Strap: Louisiana alligator leather, steel pin buckle.


100153.295L

100153.296L

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50s Presidents’ Watch The Vulcain 50s Presidents’ Watch story continues through new mechanical and aesthetic interpretations. Inspired by a 1950s Vulcain model while meeting the highest contemporary standards, it comes in a two-tone 5N 18K pink gold & steel version or in steel.

Manufacture Vulcain Cricket Calibre V-11 Movement: mechanical hand-wound, double barrel, equipped with the Exactomatic system, 199 components, 18,000 vibrations per hour, 42-hour power reserve. Functions: hour, minute, centre seconds, alarm, date window. Case: 316L steel or two-tone 5N 18K pink gold/steel, 42 mm in diameter, sapphire case-back revealing the stylised “V” for Vulcain. Water resistance: 5 ATM. 110651A16.BAL101

Strap: Louisiana alligator leather, steel pin buckle.


110151A15.BAL101

110651B26.BAL107

110151A25.BAL107

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50s Presidents’ Watch An extension of the classic 50s Presidents’ Watch manual range, Vulcain is releasing bold new models, in on-trend raspberry and tobacco. With the same ever-present focus on detail, the Louisiana alligator straps, either high-shine raspberry or pearlescent brown, or matt black or dark brown interlaced with hazelnut, were specially chosen to perfectly match the dial. Combining tradition with the latest trends, these timepieces boast the legendary Vulcain handwound alarm movement, and are also available in stone-set versions.

Manufacture Vulcain Cricket Calibre V-11 Movement: mechanical hand-wound, double barrel, equipped with the Exactomatic system, 199 components, 18,000 vibrations per hour, 42-hour power reserve. Functions: hour, minute, centre seconds, alarm, date window. Case: 316L steel tobacco or raspberry, bezel not set or set with 80 TW VS1-2 diamonds totaling approx. 0.92 carats, 42 mm in diameter, sapphire case-back revealing the stylised “V” for Vulcain. Water resistance: 5 ATM. 11L151A85.BAL119

Strap: Louisiana alligator leather, steel pin buckle.


11L151A95.BAL120

110151A85.BAL100

110151A95.BAL118

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50s Presidents’ Watch Automatic A Fifties spirit expressed through a contemporary model: such was the intention behind the creation of the new 50s Presidents’ Watch collection by Vulcain. An alarm watch inspired by a model from the Fifties, while meeting the highest modern standards.

Manufacture Vulcain Cricket Calibre V-21 Movement: 12-ligne mechanical automatic, double barrel, equipped with the Exactomatic system, 271 components, 18,000 vibrations per hour, 42-hour power reserve. Functions: hour, minute, centre seconds, alarm, date window. Case: 5N 18K pink gold or 316L steel, 42 mm in diameter, sapphire case-back revealing the stylised “V” for Vulcain. Water resistance: 5 ATM. 210550.280L

Strap: Louisiana alligator leather, steel or pink gold pin buckle.


210150.276LF

210150.277LF

210150.278LF

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Heritage Presidents’ Watch Limited Edition Looking back at one of the greatest moments in its history, Vulcain revives the spirit of the alarm wristwatch in the Heritage Presidents’ Watch issued in limited series of 500 per model. A re-edition of the 1950 model, it houses the famous Cricket V-10 hand-wound movement. This watch available in steel or steel/5N 18K pink gold versions pays tribute to its predecessor that made its mark as the iconic Presidents’ watch.

Manufacture Vulcain Cricket Calibre V-10 Movement: mechanical hand-wound, double barrel, equipped with the Exactomatic system, 165 components, 18,000 vibrations per hour, 42-hour power reserve. Functions: hour, minute, centre seconds, alarm. Case: 316L steel or two-tone 5N 18K pink gold/steel, 39 mm in diameter, sapphire case-back revealing the stylised “V” for Vulcain or with triple case-back. Water resistance: 5 ATM. 100153.289L

Strap: Louisiana alligator leather, steel pin buckle.


100653.290L

100153.288L

100653.291L

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50s Presidents’ Watch Cricket President In homage to France and to the enthusiasm for the brand shown by French customers, Vulcain is innovating by introducing its first ever watch specifically dedicated to a nation. This 50-piece limited edition of the iconic 50s Presidents’ Watch features a 42 mm steel case housing the legendary mechanical handwound Cricket V-16 alarm movement equipped with the brand-patented Exactomatic system ensuring improved rating regularity on the wrist.

Manufacture Vulcain Cricket Calibre V-16 Movement: mechanical hand-wound alarm movement with date, double barrel,equipped with the Exactomatic system, 199 components, 18,000 vibrations per hour, 42-hour power reserve. Functions: hour, minute, centre seconds, alarm, date window. Case: 316L steel, 42 mm in diameter, sapphire case-back revealing the stylised “V” for Vulcain. France Edition: Case: chestnut brown alligator leather with large scales, seamless grained calfskin lining 160151.323L Limited Edition

Water resistance: 5 ATM. Strap: Louisiana alligator leather, steel pin buckle. France Edition: Strap: chestnut brown alligator leather with large scales, seamless grained calfskin lining.


160151.325L

160151.326L

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50s Presidents’ Watch “Vulcain for Herbie Hancock” Limited Edition Vulcain celebrates jazz and its blue notes. The watch manufacturer has established an exclusive partnership with pianist Herbie Hancock. An encounter between two legends, of which the first fruits are two 50 Presidents’ Watch Manual limited editions dedicated to the brilliant musician.

Manufacture Vulcain Cricket Calibre V-16 Movement: 12-ligne mechanical hand-wound alarm movement with date, double barrel, equipped with the Exactomatic system, 199 components, 18,000 vibrations per hour, 42-hour power reserve. Functions: hour, minute, centre seconds, alarm, date window. Case: 5N 18K pink gold or 316L steel, 42 mm in diameter, sapphire case-back revealing the stylised “V” for Vulcain, engraved with the name of the famous musician. 160151.301L

Water resistance: 5 ATM. Strap: Louisiana alligator leather, steel or pink gold pin buckle.


Š William Ellis

Herbie Hancock

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Vulcain Cricket V-21


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50s Presidents’ Classic Automatic Classicism and finesse are in the spotlight with this model. Ever since its founding, Vulcain has enjoyed an international reputation thanks to the fine workmanship embodied in its elegant timepieces. To emphasise this mastery of watchmaking techniques and style, the brand has enriched its historical line with the 50s Presidents’ Classic model.

Manufacture Vulcain Calibre V-56 Movement: mechanical self-winding, 93 components, 28,800 vibrations/hour, 42-hour power reserve. Functions: hour, minute, centre seconds, date window. Case: 5N 18K pink gold or 316L steel, 42 mm in diameter, ultra-thin, at just 8.6 mm thick, sapphire case-back. Water resistance: 5 ATM. 560556.307L

Strap: Louisiana alligator leather or steel bracelet, steel or pink gold pin buckle.


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560156.305M


560156.303L

560156.305L

560156.306L

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50s Presidents’ Moonphase Automatic To celebrate the 60th anniversary of its iconic moonphase and complete calendar watch, Vulcain offers a contemporary interpretation of the Fifties spirit with its new 50s Presidents’ Moonphase watch. Elegance, understatement and classicism are nurtured by the original style to compose a model epitomising horological fine craftsmanship.

Manufacture Vulcain Calibre V-58 Movement: mechanical self-winding, 147 components, 28,800 vibrations per hour, 42-hour power reserve. Functions: complete calendar, hours,minutes, centre seconds, large moonphase and date display at 6 o’clock, day and month windows at 12 o’clock, correctors at 2, 4, 8 and 10 o’clock. Case: 5N 18K pink gold or 316L steel, 42 mm in diameter, sapphire case-back. Water resistance: 5 ATM. 580558.330L

Strap: Louisiana alligator leather, steel or pink gold pin buckle.


580158.327L

580158.328L

580158.329L

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50s Presidents’ Chronograph Automatic Building on a history in which technical sophistication and precision have been firmly entwined, the Manufacture Vulcain is re-introducing a modern version of a now iconic single-pusher chronograph. This 50s Presidents’ Chronograph is a technical watch that is a blend of style, technique and historical legend.

Manufacture Vulcain Calibre V-57 Movement: single-pusher mechanical self-winding chronograph movement, 105 components, 28,800 vibrations/hour, 42-hour power reserve. Functions: hour, minute, seconds on a subdial at 9 o’clock, date window at 6 o’clock, central chronograph seconds hand, 30-minute chronograph counter at 3 o’clock. Case: 5N 18K pink gold or 316L steel, 42 mm in diameter, sapphire case-back. Water resistance: 5 ATM. 570557.313L

Strap: Louisiana alligator leather, steel or pink gold pin buckle.


570157.309L

570557.312L

570157.310L

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50s Presidents’ Chronograph Heritage Limited Edition The Vulcain legend meets that of Real Madrid. One of the undeniable strengths of the Vulcain marketing strategy lay in an early awareness of the powerful appeal of football – a sport that experienced a wave of expansion in Spanishspeaking countries where the brand was well established in the early 20th century. The association between the watch and an elite group of young sportsmen was a winning partnership, as confirmed in the letter written to Vulcain by Real Madrid coach Francisco Bru: “Our training sessions, calculated using the incredibly precise Vulcain chronometer, have led us to our most categorical win ever in the 1934 Spanish Championship”. That same year, Bru also steered the team to victory in the Spanish Cup. This was the debut of the club’s future president Santiago Bernabéu.

Manufacture Vulcain Calibre V-57 Movement: single-pusher mechanical self-winding chronograph movement, 105 components, 28,800 vibrations/hour, 42-hour power reserve. Functions: hour, minute, seconds on a subdial at 9 o’clock, central chronograph seconds hand, 30-minute chronograph counter at 3 o’clock. Case: 5N 18K pink gold or 316L steel, 42 mm in diameter, sapphire case-back. Water resistance: 5 ATM. 570157.315L

Strap: Louisiana alligator leather, steel or pink gold pin buckle.


Real Madrid, Spanish championship, 1934.

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First Lady Automatic In homage to the 1920s, when the Manufacture produced a range of pieces for this market, the brand has decided to once again turn the spotlight on women with a new range of refined, attractive watches. The resolutely on-trend oval shape and detailed finishes of this model lend a strong feminine aesthetic to its understated and elegant design. After having given prominence to the «Presidents» for over fifty years, the brand is proud to now also represent the «First Lady».

Vulcain Calibre V-61 Movement: mechanical self-winding movement, 93 components,, 28’800 vibrations/hour, 42hour power reserve. Functions: hour, minute, center seconds, date window at 3 o’clock Case: 5N 18K pink gold or 316L steel, set with diamonds or not, ovale 37,60 mm x 32,10 mm, sapphire case-back. Water resistance: 3 ATM. 61S564N1T.BBL413

Strap: Louisiana alligator or satin, pink gold or steel pin buckle.


610164N20.BAS401

610164N70.BAS415

610164N10.BAS413

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610164N2S.BAS412

610164N4S.BAS407

610164N1S.BAS413


61L164N20.BAL412

61L164N70.BAL411

61L164N10.BAL413

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61S164N2S.BAL412

61S164N4S.BAL407

61S164N1S.BAL413


610564N2T.BBL412

610564N1T.BBL413

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61S564N2T.BBL412

61S564N1T.BBL413


Aviator Instrument Chronograph The manufacture is releasing a new «Aviator Instrument Chronograph» collection, featuring six versions. With thoughtful details, the elegance of this chronograph and its refined, sophisticated finishes highlight its powerful, contemporary character. Playing with contrasts, the Arabic-style numerals are in Superluminova, the push-pieces match the colour of the dial and the case alternates polished and brushed finishes. In a nod to the world of aviation, there is a seconds counter at 9 o’clock similar to the alarm flag found on the radiofrequency altimeter, an on-board instrument in the plane’s cockpit.

Vulcain Calibre V-59 Movement: mechanical chronograph self-winding movement, 247 components, 28’800 vibrations per hour, 48-hour power reserve. Functions: hour, minute, seconds counter at 9 o’clock, date window at 6 o’clock, centre second chronograph, 30-minute chronograph counter at 3 o’clock, 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock. Case: 316L steel, 44,60 in diameter, sapphire case-back. 590263A77.BFC011

Water resistance: 10 ATM. Strap: leather, steel folding clasp.


590263A07.BFC002

590163A17.BFC006

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590163A37.BFC010

590163A27.BFC007

590163A47.BFC008


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Aviator GMT Pilot Combining its famous Cricket alarm movement with a 24-hour worldtime display, Vulcain launches the Aviator GMT Pilot model – an invitation to explore wide-open skies in the company of an exceptional wristworn mechanical instrument leaving an unmistakable trail of excellence and freedom.

Manufacture Vulcain Cricket Calibre V-10 Movement: mechanical hand-wound, double barrel, equipped with the Exactomatic system, 165 components, 18,000 vibrations per hour, 42-hour power reserve. Functions: hour, minute, centre seconds, alarm, 24-hour world time adjustable by a screwlocked crown at 4 o’clock. Case: satin-brushed 316L steel, 42 mm in diameter, triple case-back acting as a resonance Chamber. 100108.333C

Water resistance: 10 ATM. Strap: dark brown vintage-style calfskin leather or black Louisiana alligator leather, steel folding clasp.


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Aviator GMT Pilot DLC Limited Edition Combining its famous Cricket alarm movement with a 24-hour worldtime display, Vulcain launches the Aviator GMT Pilot DLC model – an invitation to explore wide-open skies in the company of an exceptional wristworn mechanical instrument leaving an unmistakable trail of excellence and freedom.

Manufacture Vulcain Cricket Calibre V-10 Movement: mechanical hand-wound, double barrel, equipped with the Exactomatic system, 165 components, 18,000 vibrations per hour, 42-hour power reserve. Functions: hour, minute, centre seconds, alarm, 24-hour world time adjustable by a screwlocked crown at 4 o’clock. Case: DLC-coated satin-brushed 316L steel, 42 mm in diameter, triple case-back acting as a resonance Chamber. 100108.332L DLC

Water resistance: 10 ATM. Strap: black Louisiana alligator leather, DLC-coated steel pin buckle.


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Aviator GMT From Paris to Sydney via Moscow, Tokyo or New York, the time around the globe is brought within easy reach by the latest Vulcain Cricket Aviator GMT model. Naturally equipped with the famous mechanical hand-wound Cricket calibre, the exclusive Vulcain brand signature – this timepiece displays world time in 24-hour mode.

Manufacture Vulcain Cricket Calibre V-10 Movement: mechanical hand-wound, double barrel, equipped with the Exactomatic system, 165 components, 18,000 vibrations per hour, 42-hour power reserve. Functions: hour, minute, centre seconds, alarm, 24-hour world time adjustable by a screwlocked crown at 4 o’clock.

100108.141LF

Case: 316L steel, 42mm in diameter, for models featuring a dial with Roman numerals, a triple case-back in 5N 18K pink gold or steel and for other models a sapphire case-back revealing the stylised “V” for Vulcain. Water resistance: 10 ATM. Strap: Louisiana alligator leather strap or steel bracelet, steel folding clasp or pink gold pin buckle.


100135.217LF

100108.142LF

100135.220LF

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Nautical Heritage Limited Edition In 1961, Vulcain presented one of the first diver’s watches with an alarm movement that was genuinely audible under water: the Nautical. Its strike represents a precise function which – thanks to its triple case-back serving as a resonance chamber – effectively warns divers that it is time to return to the surface. In 2011, Vulcain paid homage to this legendary model by opting for a faithful reedition also enhanced with the levels of sturdiness, reliability and excellence made possible by modern technologies. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the original model, the Nautical Heritage Limited Edition, issued in a 1,961-piece limited edition, features all the characteristics required of a diver’s watch.

Manufacture Vulcain Cricket Calibre V-10 Movement: mechanical hand-wound, double barrel, equipped with the Exactomatic system, 165 components, 18,000 vibrations per hour, 42-hour power reserve. Functions: hour, minute, centre seconds, alarm, decompression tables adjustable by a screwlocked crown at 4 o’clock. Case: 316L steel, 42 mm in diameter,triple case-back serving as a resonance chamber and enabling underwater use of the alarm function. 100152.080L

Water resistance: 30 ATM. Strap: rubberised waterproofed leather, steel pin buckle.

Right page: Launch of the Nautical in 1961.


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Nautical DLC Limited Edition The mid-20th century witnessed the invention of the regulator, serving to balance the pressure between the diver’s lungs and the compressed air reserves. This invention boosted the spread of scuba diving and the emergence of instruments designed to accompany sports enthusiasts. In 1961, Vulcain presented one of the first diver’s watches with an alarm movement that was genuinely audible under water: the Nautical. Its strike represents a precious function which – thanks to its triple case-back serving as a resonance chamber – effectively warns divers that it is time to return to the surface. In 2013, Vulcain pays tribute to this legendary model by creating a DLC limited edition.

Manufacture Vulcain Cricket Calibre V-10 Movement: mechanical hand-wound, double barrel, equipped with the Exactomatic system, 165 components, 18,000 vibrations per hour, 42-hour power reserve. Functions: hour, minute, centre seconds, alarm, decompression tables adjustable by a screwlocked crown at 4 o’clock. Case: DLC-coated satin-brushed 316L steel, polished black knurled bezel, 42 mm in diameter, triple case-back serving as a resonance chamber and enabling underwater use of the alarm function. 100152.024L DLC

Water resistance: 30 ATM. Strap: rubberised waterproofed leather black, DLC-coated steel pin buckle.

Right page: Vulcain Trophy 2013. Competition on Lake Léman dedicated to D35 catamarans.


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Nautical Seventies Limited Editions A faithful replica of the 1970 Vulcain Nautical model, the iconic diver’s watch returns in a 300-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 under water, the Nautical Seventies Limited Edition is water-resistant to 30 ATM and indicates the successive decompression stops. Two models have been specially designed in honour of the Vulcain Trophy: the Blue Nautical Seventies, limited to 100 pieces, and the Green Nautical Seventies, limited to 35 pieces, a nod to the famous Decision 35s which compete in this sailing challenge.

Manufacture Vulcain Cricket Calibre V-10 Movement: mechanical hand-wound, double barrel, equipped with the Exactomatic system, 165 components, 18,000 vibrations per hour, 42-hour power reserve. Functions: hours, minutes, central seconds, alarm, fixed dial with decompression-table indication and 60-minute graduated rotating inner bezel ring activated by a screw-locked crown at 4 o’clock. Case: 316L steel, 42 mm in diameter, triple case-back serving as a resonance chamber and enabling underwater use of the alarm function. 100159.081L

Water resistance: 30 ATM. Strap: black water-repellent leather, steel pin buckle.


100159.082L

100159A97.BAC116

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Tourbillon Limited Edition Manufacture Vulcain has always striven for excellence, as demonstrated by the development of its Cricket calibre and its range of various enamel watch models. It is therefore a natural step for Vulcain to add an exceptional grande complication timepiece to its collection. With its twin barrels and 5-day power reserve, this new model embodies the brand’s ambition.

Vulcain Calibre V-62 Movement: mechanical handwound tourbillon, double barrel, 264 components, 28’800 vibrations per hour, 120-hour power reserve. Functions: hour, minute, 60 seconds tourbillon at 9 o’clock, power reserve indication at 5 o’clock, retrograde date at 1,30 o’clock. Case: 5N 18K pink gold, 42 mm in diameter, sapphire case-back. Water resistance: 5 ATM. 620565Q18.BGK101

Strap: hand sewn black Louisiana alligator, 5N 18K pink gold 3 strips ergonomic folding clasp.


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The Art of Enamel - Pegasus Automatic - Limited Edition Continuing in the secular tradition of Grand feu cloisonné enamel, Manufacture Vulcain is releasing an exceptional new range, which pays direct tribute to the Chinese calendar, with only 18 numbered pieces being produced for each limited edition model. These exclusive models are powered by the legendary V-20 Cricket alarm calibre, and its Haute Horlogerie finishes.

Manufacture Vulcain Cricket Calibre V-20 Movement: 12-ligne mechanical automatic, double barrel, equipped with the Exactomatic system, 234 components, 18,000 vibrations per hour, 42-hour power reserve. Functions: hour, minute, centre seconds, alarm. Case: 5N 18K pink gold, 42 mm in diameter, sapphire case-back revealing the stylised “V” for Vulcain. Water resistance: 5 ATM. Strap: Louisiana alligator leather, boucle ardillon or rose 5N 18K pink gold pin buckle.


200550.319L

200550.318L

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The Art of Enamel Limited Editions Driven by a will to revive the age-old tradition of cloisonnĂŠ enamelling, the Manufacture Vulcain offers a limited number of exceptional timepieces, each issued in a limited, numbered edition of 30. These exclusive models are powered by the legendary V-13 Cricket alarm calibre.

Manufacture Vulcain Cricket Calibre V-13 Movement: mechanical hand-wound, meticulous finishing, double barrel, equipped with the Exactomatic system, 165 components, 18,000 vibrations per hour, 42-hour power reserve. Functions: hour, minute, centre seconds, alarm, 24-hour world time adjustable by a screw-locked crown at 4 o’clock. Case: 5N 18K pink gold or white gold, 42 mm in diameter. Triple case-back in pink gold or white gold. 100308.128L

Water resistance: 10 ATM. Strap: Louisiana alligator leather, pink gold or white gold pin buckle.


100308.188L

130508.262L

100308.186L

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Manufacture Acknowledged for its iconic models and its unique mechanical movements, the Manufacture Vulcain holds a place of its own within the world of Fine Watchmaking. The company, which has been active since 1858 in the production of exceptional watches, is now established in a mansion in Le Locle, cradle of Swiss watchmaking. Throughout its history, it has produced timepieces meeting the various demands of successive eras. Innovating so as to offer futureoriented products; exploring the rich history of Vulcain in order to perpetuate its skills and reveal its original nature: such are the principles that daily guide the master-watchmakers at work within the Manufacture. In addition to the legendary Cricket alarm calibre that continues to beat at the heart of the brand’s

iconic timepieces, the Manufacture has also asserted itself by offering classic and legendary models relating to the fabulous history of Vulcain. Around these twin pillars with their undeniable evocative power, the brand now continues to forge its exemplary reputation. As Vulcain loves to express it: “The strength of a brand lies in the reality of its history and the authenticity of its product”. This credo is the enduring driving force behind the activities of the Manufacture. Yesterday, today and tomorrow.

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Manufacture Vulcain Calibre Cricket V-10 Technical characteristics 12-ligne mechanical hand-wound alarm calibre, nickel coating, blued screws, skeleton ratchet with case-back sapphire, 25 jewels, 165 components, double barrel, equipped with the Exactomatic system, lift angle 48° Dimensions diameter 28 mm, thickness 5.6 mm Frequency 18,000 vibrations per hour Power reserve 42 hours Alarm duration Approx. 20 seconds

Manufacture Vulcain Cricket Calibre V-16 Technical characteristics 12-ligne mechanical hand-wound alarm calibre with date, charcoal grey coating, blued screws, skeleton ratchet with case-back sapphire, 30 jewels, 199 components, double barrel, equipped with the Exactomatic system, lift angle 48° Dimensions diameter 28 mm, thickness 6.3 mm Frequency 18,000 vibrations per hour Power reserve 42 hours Alarm duration Approx. 20 seconds

Manufacture Vulcain Cricket Calibre V-18 Technical characteristics 12-ligne mechanical hand-wound alarm calibre, charcoal grey coating, côtes de Genève motifs, blued screws, skeleton ratchet with case-back sapphire, 25 jewels, 165 components, double barrel, equipped with the Exactomatic system, lift angle 48°. Dimensions diameter 28 mm, thickness 5.6 mm. Frequency 18,000 vibrations per hour. Power reserve 42 hours. Alarm duration Approx. 20 seconds


Manufacture Vulcain Cricket Calibre V-20 Technical characteristics 12-ligne mechanical self-winding alarm calibre, ceramic ball bearings, rhodium coating, côte de Genève motifs, blued screws, 36 jewels, 234 components, double barrel, equipped with the Exactomatic system, lift angle 48° Dimensions diameter 28 mm, thickness 7.65 mm Frequency 18,000 vibrations per hour Power reserve 42 hours Alarm duration Approx. 20 seconds

Manufacture Vulcain Cricket Calibre V-21 Technical characteristics 12-ligne mechanical self-winding alarm calibre with date, ceramic ball bearings, rhodium coating, côtes de Genève motifs, blued screws, 36 jewels, 271 components, double barrel, equipped with the Exactomatic system, lift angle 48° Dimensions diameter 28 mm, thickness 8.4 mm Frequency 18,000 vibrations per hour Power reserve 42 hours Alarm duration Approx. 20 seconds

Manufacture Vulcain Cricket Calibre V-28 Technical characteristics 12-ligne mechanical self-winding alarm calibre, ceramic ball bearings, charcoal grey coating, côtes de Genève motifs, blued screws, skeleton ratchet with caseback sapphire, 36 jewels, 234 components, double barrel, equipped with the Exactomatic system, lift angle 48° Dimensions diameter 28 mm, thickness 7.65 mm Frequency 18,000 vibrations per hour Power reserve 42 hours Alarm duration Approx. 20 seconds

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