As a worthy commemoration of the 60th anniversary of its legendary Cricket calibre and its worldwide success,in 2007 Vulcain created the Aviator GMT “The World” limited edition model. Offering a shimmering depiction of the world map, its cloisonné enamel dial is entirely in tune with the visual world of the Manufacture and offers a renewed demonstration of its expertise in this field. Housing the proprietary Cricket V-10 alarm movement, the Vulcain “The World” is clearly the ideal partner for travellers without borders.
Available in 18-carat rose or white gold, the Aviator GMT “The World” limited edition is graced by an exceptional dial specially designed for this model and depicting the surface of the earth against the blue background of the oceans. Its flammé-pattern guilloché dial echoes the movement of the waves.
Crafted according to the technique of cloisonné enamelling, the continents are rimmed with thin gold wires and enamelled in various colours. Through this limited edition, Vulcain is once again proving its profound attachment to the artistry and craftsmanship of fine watchmaking, and vividly demonstrating its perfect mastery of cloisonné enamelling.
Secured by a Louisiana alligator leather strap with gold pin buckle, the 42 mm-diameter case in 18-carat rose or white gold is fitted with a double back acting as a resonance chamber. Water-resistant to 100 metres, it is enhanced by a cambered glareproofed sapphire crystal.
At the heart of this exceptional model, the Cricket Calibre V-10 mechanical hand-wound movement drives the hours, minutes, seconds, alarm and 24-hour GMT world time displays, adjustable by a screwlocked crown at 4 o’clock. This advanced version of the legendary Cricket calibre is distinguished by its meticulous finishing including bridges decorated with “Côtes de Genève”, circular-grained or polished plates and blued screws. The surfaces of the twin barrels – one for the movement and the other for the striking mechanism – feature a finely snailed motif.
The Aviator GMT “The World” limited edition is produced in a series of just 60: 30 in 18- carat rose gold and 30 in 18-carat white gold. Each of the watches is individually numbered on the dial and on the case-back.
- Material : 18K rose gold, version in 18K white gold
- Dial: Email cloisonné « The World »
- Calibre: Vulcain Cricket No V-10, high grade finishing 12’’’ hand-winding mechanical alarm
- Frequency: 18’000 vibrations / hour
- Rubies: 17
- Power reserve : 42 hours
- Crystal: Domed shape sapphire, glare proofed
- Water resistance : 100 metres / 330 feet
- Case dimensions: Diameter: 42.00 mm/ Length: 51.00 mm/ Height: 14.45mm
- Strap: Louisiana Alligator
- Strap dimensions: 22/18 mm
- Buckle: 18K rose gold or white gold, pin type