Friday, March 27, 2015

Vulcain - 50s Presidents’ Cloisonné Grand Feu “The Vulcain” Limited Edition

Remaining faithful to its history, the Le Locle-based Manufacture has added a new model to its «Métier d’Art» collection which celebrates the age-old specialist art of cloisonné enamel. This difficult technique, which requires patience and attention to detail, brings exceptional precision to the design, as well as unique and long-lasting colour rendering. The mythological theme of this new model represents both the manufacture’s heritage and the underlying principles that guide it: industry, finesse and expertise.
The legendary talented craftsman with an unrivalled genius for manufacturing complex items, famed for their indestructibility, Vulcan (known as Vulcain in French, and Hephaestus in Greek mythology) is the god of fire, metal and smithery.
He was the most hard-working and industrious of all those dwelling in Olympus. He worked for the other Gods, providing them with weapons, jewellery and other divine objects, which only he had the skill to produce. All the works forged for the Gods, such as Poseidon’s trident, Artemis’ and Apollo’s arrows, Achille’s and Aeneus’ weapons, Hermione’s necklace, Ariadne’s crown and Jupiter’s thunderbolts, can be attributed to him. Vulcan’s symbols are a hammer and anvil.

Technical details
Model: 50s Presidents’ Cloisonné Grand Feu “The Vulcain”
Limited Edition of 30 pieces

Case and dial
Case: 5N 18K pink gold
Case-back: sapphire revealing the stylised “V” for Vulcain
Dial: “Grand Feu” cloisonné enamel “The Vulcain”
Diameter: 42.00 mm
Height: 14.60 mm
Glass: domed shape sapphire crystal
Water resistance:5 ATM

Movement
Manufacture Vulcain Self-Winding Cricket Calibre V-20
12-lignes mechanical unidirectional self-winding alarm calibre, ceramic ball bearings, 36 jewels, 234 components, double barrel, equipped with Exactomatic system, lift angle 48°
Decoration: rhodium coating, Côtes de Genève motifs, blued screws
Frequency: 18,000 vibrations per hour
Power reserve: 42 hours
Duration of the alarm: circa 20 seconds

Functions
Hour, minute, centre seconds, alarm

Strap
Strap: claret Louisiana alligator leather
Dimensions: 22/18 mm
Buckle:5N 18K pink gold pin buckle

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