Inspired by its rich watchmaking heritage, Swiss watch brand Vulcain has relaunched the Chronograph 1970s. For this new edition, the brand took inspiration from a chronograph from the 1970s, with a blue dial and gray counters.
The new Chronograph 1970’s with its 38mm diameter and 12.40 mm thick “step-case” is identical to the original and set to appeal to vintage chronograph lovers.
This Swiss Made manual-winding chronograph in stainless steel is available in 4 dial colors: blue, black, panda-silver and salmon (limited to 50 pieces). The semi-gloss, sunray-finished dial features black or white digits and texts.
It has a classic bi-compax layout with small seconds at 9 o’clock and chronograph 30 minute register at 3 o’clock.
The blue and black dial versions have silvered sub-dials, where as the salmon dial variant has matching color sub-dials. In the panda-silver model, the main dial is in silver color and the counters are in black. The dial also hosts baton-shaped index hour markers and tachymeter scale.
Each of them houses a hand-wound Sellita SW510 M BH chronograph movement with a 63-hour power reserve.
Each timepiece comes with a leather strap with matched stitching and 316L buckle with engraved Vulcain logo. Depending upon the model, the strap features Calf Harrison, Safari Louisiana calf imitation alligator or black carbon patterns.
The retail price of Vulcain Chronograph 1970s is $2,650.
Model: Vulcain Chronograph 1970s
316L polished steel case
Diameter: 38 mm
Thickness: 12.40 mm
Double-domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance: 5 ATM (50 meters)
Semi-brilliant sunray dial: available in Blue, Black, Panda silver and Salmon
Sellita SW510 M BH mechanical, hand-wound chronograph, Swiss Made
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour
Power reserve: 63 hours
5-hand analog display – hours, minutes, seconds, subdials at 3 and 9 o’clock
Leather or crocodile style
Stainless steel pin buckle
Recommended retail price
2,500 € / CHF 2,500 / 2,650 USD
The version with the Salmon dial is limited to 50 pieces