VULCAIN 50s Presidents’ Classic

Swiss luxury watch brand Vulcain is enriching its historical 50s Presidents’ watch collection with the new 50s Presidents’ Classic model. The 50s Presidents’ Classic model echoes the codes of the successful collection while interpreting them in a pared-down, ultra-thin version. Vulcain has achieved a remarkable stylistic exercise entirely in keeping with the creations embodying elegance and refinement since the brand’s very origins.

Displaying the hours, minutes, seconds and date, all the variations are driven by a mechanical self-winding Vulcain V-54 movement. The new model pays tribute to the style of the 1950s, while interpreting it in a contemporary manner.

The 50s Presidents’ Classic features a remarkable sunray dial in charcoal grey, silvertoned or blue versions. Graced with diamond-polished hour-markers, it displays 3, 9 and 12 o’clock numerals interpreted a slender and graphically striking vintage spirit.

The Vulcain name at 12 o’clock is accentuated by a stylised applied “V”, as well as by the inscription “Automatic” appearing in the lower part. Graduated with a fine minute circle around its circumference, the dial bears a date window at 6 o’clock.

The 42 mm-diameter case in 18K rose gold or steel is water-resistant to 50 metres and houses the mechanical bidirectional self-winding Vulcain V-56 movement. This calibre is adorned with haute horlogerie finishes such as a”Côtes de Genève” motif, blued screws and a rhodiumed treatment.

The V-56 movement boasts a 42-hour power reserve and drives the hours, minutes, central seconds’ hands as well as the aperture-type date display. A cambered glareproofed sapphire crystal protects the dial, while a second crystal on the back serves reveals the intricate workings of the mechanism inside. The 50s Presidents’ Watch Classic is fitted with a Louisiana alligator leather strap secured by an 18K rose gold or steel pin buckle.

Technical details

Model 1: 50s Presidents’ Classic Steel 316L (Ref 560156.305l)

Case: steel 316L – diameter 42.00 mm – length 49.80 mm – Height 8.60 mm – sapphire case-back
Dial: charcoal grey sunray dial with rhodium indexes
Crystal: domed shape sapphire
Water-resistance: 50 meters/160 feet
Strap: Louisiana alligator – dimensions: 22/18 mm
Buckle: steel pin buckle

Movement
Vulcain calibre v-56: 111/2-lignes mechanical automatic Calibre with date, 25 rubies, 93 parts, lift angle 47°
Functions: hour, minute, centre seconds, date window
Frequency: 28’800 vibrations per hour
Power reserve: 42 hours
Automatic winding: in 2 directions
Decoration: Côtes de Genève motifs, blued screws
Movement coating: rhodium

Model 2: 50s Presidents’ Classic 18K Pink gold (Ref 560556.307L)

Case: 18k pink gold – diameter 42.00 mm – length 49.80 mm – Height 8.60 mm – sapphire case-back
Dial: silver sunray dial with 5n pink gold indexes
Crystal: domed shape sapphire
Water-resistance: 50 meters/160 feets
Strap: louisiana alligator – dimensions: 22/18 mm

Movement
Buckle: 18k pink gold pin buckle
Vulcain calibre v-56: 111/2-lignes mechanical automatic Calibre with date, 25 rubies, 93 parts, lift angle 47°
Functions: hour, minute, centre seconds, date window
Frequency: 28’800 vibrations per hour
Power reserve: 42 hours
Automatic winding: in 2 directions
Decoration: Côtes de Genève motifs, blued screws
Movement coating: rhodium

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