Vulcain 50s Presidents’ Chronograph Heritage

Swiss luxury watch brand Vulcain celebrates its association with Spanish soccer club Real Madrid and Italian club La Fiorentina by launching  50s Presidents’ Chronograph Heritage, a re-edition of the vintage model in a contemporary 42 mm size.

Echoing the graphic design of the original dial, it comes in three different versions: black with brown transfer, “eggshell” white with black transfer and silver-toned with blue transfer. The font used is also the same as on the historical model, especially for the logo and the numerals.

In addition to the minute circle around its circumference, the dial is enlivened by a pulsometric scale underscored by the inscription “Gradué pour 30 pulsations” (graduated for 30 heartbeats). The legend “chronometer” appears below the Vulcain name at 12 o’clock, thereby specifying this chronograph’s undisputed vocation for excellence.

The Vulcain 50s Presidents’ Chronograph Heritage is equipped with the single-pusher self-winding Vulcain V-57 chronograph calibre, a movement chronometer-certified by the COSC. Endowed with a 42-hour power reserve, it drives the hours, minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock, sweep seconds chronograph and 30-minute chronograph counter at 3 o’clock.

Water-resistant to 50 metres, the 42 mm case in 18K rose gold or steel is fitted with a Louisiana alligator leather strap with 18K rose gold or steel pin buckle.

Technical details

Model 1: Vulcain 50s Presidents’ Chronograph Heritage Ref 570157.316l

  • Case: Steel 316l – diameter 42.00 mm – length 50.00 mm – height 13.75 mm – sapphire case-back
  • Dial: Black
  • Crystal: Domed shape sapphire
  • Water-resistance: 50 meters/160 feet
  • Strap: Louisiana alligator – dimensions: 22/18 mm
  • Buckle: Steel pin buckle

Model 2: Vulcain 50s Presidents’ Chronograph Heritage Ref 570557.317l

  • Case: 18k 5n pink gold – diameter 42.00 mm – length 50.00 mm – height 13.75 mm – sapphire case-back
  • Dial: Black
  • Crystal: Domed shape sapphire
  • Water-resistance: 50 meters/160 feet
  • Strap: Louisiana alligator – dimensions: 22/18 mm
  • Buckle: 18k 5n pink gold pin buckle

Movement

Calibre Vulcain v-57: 13¼-lignes mechanical automatic single-pusher type chronograph movement, 25 rubies, 105 components, lift angle 50°
Functions: Hour, minute, seconds counters at 9 o’clock, date window at 6 o’clock, centre second chronograph, 30-minute chronograph counter at 3 o’clock
Frequency: 28’800 vibrations per hour
Power reserve: 42 hours
Decoration: Côtes de Genève motifs, blued screws
Movement coating: Rhodium

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