The long-forgotten brand Vulcain returns to the game with new owners and a new version of the iconic Cricket – a mechanical watch with an alarm that imitates the sound of a cricket.watch replicas uk
There are several brands in the watch industry that owe their legend not to marketing, ambassadors or happy coincidences, but purely watchmaking achievements. Jaeger-LeCoutlre became famous for the rectangular Reverso with a revolving case, the Zenith with a 5 Hz chronograph of El-Primero, the Breguet with a spinning in a cage escapement aptly named the tourbillon, and Audemars Piguet with the extraordinary forms of the Royal Oak case. Vulcain, in turn, made history as the creator of a functional watch with the complication of a mechanical alarm. The project was created in the 1940s and gained fame to
such an extent that it became the choice of American presidents,
led by Dwight D. Eisenhower and Harry Truman. Vulcain, in contrast to the competition also experimenting with the alarm, designed a mechanism with two spring drums. It got its name from the sound of a complication that resembled a cricket in the grass. You can read more about the history of the cricket in our #KultoweZegarki series – HERE.
Vulcain had gotten quiet for some time… until now. The manufactory located in Le Locle has a new owner and returns with a bang, reactivating its most recognizable model. The design of the new
Cricket was entrusted to the young Guillaume Laidet,
who is responsible for reactivating another historical brand – Nivada Grenchen. Laidet focused on classics and a design similar to the original, which will certainly please connoisseurs of vintage aesthetics.fake rolex
Vulcain Cricket will be available in two dimensions: classic 36 mm and more universal, adapted to modern times, 39 mm. Both differ not only in the diameter of the polished steel case (12.8 mm thick in both cases), but also in the designs of the available dials. The mechanism will remain the same – the manually wound V-10 caliber with 42 hours of power reserve.
Closed under a special lid, functioning as a diaphragm, the werk has the aforementioned two spring drums and a balance clocked at 3 Hz. An alarm that is set and activated using the crown and the button at 2,
sounds for a maximum of 20 seconds.watch replicas uk
The Cricket Classic has a sector dial with large Arabic indices and “Alpha” hands richly filled with luma. Cricket Tradition presents a more traditional – nomen omen – hand with smaller indices and “Dauphine” hands. You can choose between black, yellowish brown or salmon. In any case,
hand with a small tip and the scale surrounding the dial.
When buying a watch, you can choose one of the many options for a leather strap and a clasp – a classic buckle with a pin or a butterfly clasp. The 39 mm version costs EUR 4,200 (~ PLN 19,800).
to customers in December this year.
The classic, elegant chronograph from Schaffhausen will now be available in a new monochrome version, powered by the IWC’s own automatic caliber.
Named after part of the famous Italian town on the Adriatic Sea, it functions in the Swiss brand’s portfolio somewhat overshadowed by the more recognizable Portugieser and Pilot’s Watch collections. However, it has been present in it for years, almost unchanged. Women often reach for Portofino, which in a way explains the choice of Gisele Bündchen as the “face” of the photo session of the new model. Gisele is Tomek Kiełtyka’s favorite – let’s leave her to him and go straight to the timepiece.
The Portofino Chronograph 39 in the newest version is above all a new movement. The Werk has a column wheel, has a power reserve of 46 hours and a balance clocked at 4 Hz.
From the outside, the Portfino 39 model has not changed at all. The oval case has the title 39 mm in diameter, 13 mm in thickness, two mushroom buttons on the stopwatch, a crown signed with the logo and a pair of sapphire glasses. The monochrome dial in a metallic silver color has superimposed, simple hour indices and two small dials. At the height of There is a small seconds dial at 6 and a 30-minute timer on the opposite side.
A bit to break the elegant character of the watch, IWC put together a case with a strap made of calfskin in a shade of light brown, equipped with a quick change system. The leather comes from a certified Swiss source.
PS Together with the new Protofino Chronograph 39, IWC showed a few new versions of the Portofino Automatic 34, Portofino Day & Night 34 (with day / night display), Portofino Automatic Moonphase 37 (with moon phases) and Portofino Automatic 37, in steel, gold versions and with diamonds.