Monday, July 6, 2015

At The Races with Manufacture Vulcain

Vulcain Watches developed the alarm watch in the 1940s and put them into serial production. They are equally well known for their cloisonné enamel dials. So what better way than to put both into one timepiece in the timepiece named “At The Races”.

My friend was lucky enough to get his hands on one such beauty. Housed in a 39mm case, the colors of the timepiece is really what gets at you immediately.

The galloping black beauty can be personalised but in this case, the number 12 was pre-printed on the enamel dial.

The beauty is in the dial of course - the amount of work done on the cloisonné enamel to produce such vibrant colors and the intricacies of the design.

Limited to 30 pieces, the timepiece is fitted with the Vulcain Alarm V-10 calibre. The movement features a twin barrel - one for the watch and the other for the alarm function.

The watch is also rated to 50 metres water resistance and case is in rose gold.

Manufacture Vulcain is one of the few who are well known for their elaborate cloisonné enamel dials. They have several models and I have the luck to own one of them - The Vulcain Cricket Aviator GMT "the Dragon."