VULCAIN CRICKET ROSE GOLD
The Vulcain Cricket is a notable timepiece known for its unique feature: an alarm complication. It was first introduced by the Swiss watchmaker Vulcain in mid 40’s, and since then, it has gained recognition and popularity among watch enthusiasts. The distinctive characteristic of the Vulcain Cricket is its mechanical alarm function, which emits a distinct and audible sound when activated. This feature became highly sought after, as it provided a practical and functional element to the timepiece. The alarm mechanism is operated through a separate crown or pusher on the side of the watch, allowing the wearer to set and activate the alarm at their desired time. The Vulcain Cricket has also gained notable associations with historical figures and events. The Vulcain Cricket has also gained notable associations with historical figures and events. It is famously known as the “Presidents’ Watch” because it was worn by several U.S. Presidents, including Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, and Lyndon B. Johnson. Today, the Vulcain Cricket continues to be an important part of the brand’s heritage and remains a symbol of precision watchmaking and technical innovation.
The present watch exemplifies the iconic timepiece crafted by Vulcain in an exceptional manner. This particular Vulcain Cricket is remarkably well-preserved, boasting a flawless dial and an unpolished case. Its two-tone dial, adorned with applied gold indexes and an outer blue scale, appears almost brand new, exhibiting no signs of aging whatsoever. The pink gold case proudly displays strong gold hallmarks and retains its original factory finishes on the lugs, caseback, and bezel. The caliber operates flawlessly, including the alarm function. Notably, this Vulcain Cricket still retains its rare original crown adorned with the iconic V. The watch is entirely authentic and corresponds perfectly to its year of manufacture.
Year 1950 circa, Serial Number 480,xxx, Diameter 34mm