[Press Release] The Manufacture Vulcain offers a new interpretation of its Anniversary Heart with this Only Watch one-of-a-kind model in 18K rose gold, featuring the very first time the legendary Cricket alarm caliber in a hand-crafted skeleton version.
Vulcain is proud to support the research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy, led by the Monegasque Association against Myopathies.
Only Watch will hold its exceptional charity auction, which, since 2005, has become the venue where luxury watchmaking meets medical research.
At the auction on September 23, 2011, under the high patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco and jointly organised with the Antiquorum auction house, 40 fabulous timepieces donated by the most prestigious watch manufacturers will be put up for bidding.
This collection will also make a world tour to appeal to the international community of collectors, with stops in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, Los Angeles, New York, Milano, and Geneva.
This year, the Manufacture from Le Locle will be supporting Only Watch by donating a one-of-a-kind Anniversary model created especially for the occasion.
This exclusive piece features the Vulcain proprietary Cricket alarm Calibre V-19 in a spectacular handcrafted skeleton execution and hand-decorated by the skilled hand of a master engraver.
12-lignes mechanical hand-wound alarm Vulcain proprietary calibre, high grade finish, 18 jewels, 157 parts, double barrel, equipped with the Exactomatic system, 48º angle of lift.
The mainplate, the barrel bridge and the movement barrel are handcrafted and hand-decorated by the skilled hand of a master engraver.
Hour, minute, seconds, alarm
18,000 vibrations per hour
The purpose of the Vulcain patented system is to equalize the friction on the balance-wheel axis in all positions by modifying the incabloc endstones, thus ensuring more regular amplitude.
The Exactomatic principle thereby guarantees both greater accuracy and improved regularity in the operation of the watch when on the wrist.
18K 5N rose gold. Diameter 42mm – Length 50.3mm – Thickness 12.7mm with sapphire case-back revealing the stylized “v” for Vulcain
Silver-toned flange with blue hour-markers ad blue Arabic numerals.
Blue skeletonized hour and minute hands.
Domed-shaped sapphire crystal
50 meters / 160 feet
Hand-sewn black Louisiana alligator leather – Strap dimensions 22/18mm
18K pin buckle