This The Real Presidents' Watch | The Story Of The Vulcain Cricket

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The Vulcain watch manufacturer was founded in 1858 and is the inventor of the alarm complication for wristwatches. This innovation made the Vulcain watches popular with American presidents starting with Harry S. Truman, earning the brand its reputation as “The Watch for Presidents”.​


A century and a half of watchmaking passion, as well as 150 years of creation, innovation and expertise patiently acquired and now devoted to defending the demanding values of Haute Horlogerie. Founded in 1858, the workshop of the Ditisheim brothers – which was to give rise to the Vulcain brand – immediately earned itself an enviable reputation through its complication watches, which received awards at several World Fairs.

Almost a century later, Vulcain launched the first ever mechanical alarm movement, which soon achieved worldwide fame. The legendary Cricket calibre took flight before finding its place in the history books as “The Presidents’ Watch”. American heads of state Dwight Eisenhower, Harry Trumann, Richard Nixon and Lyndon Johnson all wore a Vulcain on their wrist, a fact that earned the brand its prestigious reputation. But the technical qualities of Vulcain watches also appealed to explorers and adventurers. From the 1950s onwards, the brand in Le Locle was to partner famous mountaineering and maritime expeditions.

This The Real Presidents' Watch | The Story Of The Vulcain Cricket

Nov 9, 2021

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Today we take a look at the most iconic mechanical alarm watch ever made - the Vulcain Cricket!




The 34th president, Eisenhower purchased his own Vulcain Cricket before entering office. Ironically, the Swiss watch’s alarm sounded loudly during Eisenhower’s press conference about raising tariffs on Swiss imports.

The Vulcain watch manufacturer was founded in 1858 and is the inventor of the alarm complication for wristwatches.

This innovation made the Vulcain watches popular with American presidents starting with Harry S. Truman, earning the brand its reputation as “The Watch for Presidents”.


In 1959, Vulcain's directors got wind of Hannes Keller's repeated exploits. On his advice, they decided to perfect a watch that would accurately indicate the decompression stops. The famous Nautical was born.
 
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An Iconic Watch You Should Know - Vulcain Cricket​

Teddy Baldassarre

May 10, 2023

In this video, I shine a light on an underrated brand called Vulcain, often associated with having been worn by a number of US Presidents. If you're looking for an intriguing and useful complication coming from a brand with an unrivaled heritage in the space, the Vulcain Cricket is a great option to check out. What do you guys think of the Vulcain Cricket?


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VULVAIN been on my radar...iconic CRICKET not my tea cup but I seen other under-appreciated iterations from the brand VULCAIN from tyme to tyme...watch of PRESIDENTS @repOman @darkoverlord
I've found an unusual amount (or at least I think its unusual) of Vulcain watches in antique stores in my area (North Jersey/NY.) Of course everything I go in one I look at watches if they have and man places have had at least one Vulcain, some many more than one. Always stuck me as off. But also cool.
 
I've found an unusual amount (or at least I think its unusual) of Vulcain watches in antique stores in my area (North Jersey/NY.) Of course everything I go in one I look at watches if they have and man places have had at least one Vulcain, some many more than one. Always stuck me as off. But also cool.
I saw a lot on my vintage binge

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Vulcain Cricket "Style Moderne" for Revolution & The Rake with Guillaume Laidet​

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May 18, 2023

Wei sits down with Guillaume Laidet, Chief Brand Officer of Nivada Grenchen and Excelsior Park, who is also a consultant for Vulcain, to discuss the new Vulcain Cricket 'Style Moderne' limited edition for Revolution & The Rake.

Vulcain was founded in 1858 and is the inventor of the mechanical alarm complication for watches. This innovation made their watches popular with American Presidents starting with Harry S. Truman, earning the brand its reputation as “The Watch for Presidents”.

The new limited edition Vulcain Cricket 'Style Moderne' features the perfect traditional 39 x 12.7mm case size made in 316L stainless steel, the iconic mechanical alarm complication, and a new two-tone sector dial configuration that is as sporty as it is chic.

The Vulcain Cricket 'Style Moderne' limited edition for Revolution & The Rake is limited to just 50 examples and priced at USD 4,060 excluding taxes.


Available now for purchase on RevolutionWatch.com.


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Extremely Clean Design from an Underrated Historic Watch Brand - A Heritage Dress Watch Re-Issue​


WatchChris
May 11, 2024

Extremely Clean Design from an Underrated Historic Watch Brand - A Heritage Dress Watch Re-Issue - The Vulcain Grand Prix


Direct link to the Vulcain Grand Prix - https://vulcain.ch/collections/grand-prix

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Description​

CASE : Polished 316L steel
CASE-BACK : Polished Stainless Steel 316L
DIAL : Domed, sunburst, semi-glossy dial in Champagne
DIAMETER : 39.00 mm
THICKNESS : 12.70 mm
CRYSTAL : Double-domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
WATER RESISTANCE : 5 ATM
DIMENSIONS : 20x16 mm
BUCKLE : Solid Stainless Steel 316L
MOVEMENT : Landeron L24 - Automatic
FUNCTIONS : Hours, minutes, center seconds
FREQUENCY : 28'800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz)
POWER RESERVE : 40 hours

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