My previews of the ONLY Watch 2011 watch auction for charity continue with a look at the Vulcain Anniversary Heart. We don’t hear much about Vulcain here in the United States as distribution for the brand is limited — but this is not to say that they do not produce some splendid watches, which in fact they do. What you need to know is that the brand is most famous for two things — 1) in 1947, Vulcain invented the first wristwatch equipped with a genuinely operational alarm function, known as the “Cricket”, and 2) Vulcain fancies itself “President’s watch”, with a Vulcain watch having been owned President Harry S. Truman and each United States President since (as well as other eminent world figures). In the ONLY Watch 2011 piece, you get both the legendary Cricket movement and the beauty of a masterfully skeletonized piece!
Vulcain Anniversary Heart Watch for ONLY WATCH 2011
42mm rose gold case (12.7mm thick), Vulcain mechanical hand-wound movement with 20-second alarm function (double-barrel, 42 hours power reserve, fitted on black alligator strap with red gold pink buckle
The mainplate, the barrel bridge and the movement barrel are handcrafted and hand-decorated by the skilled hand of a master engraver