Vulcain - Retro Style, Modern Hue: The Chronograph 1970s Goes Green!

Green is the new black. Balance, nature, spring, rebirth – green symbolizes prosperity, renewal, and progress. There’s a hint of rebelliousness, too.
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The new dial of the Chronograph 1970s  isn't just any green—it's a canvas of intrigue. Radiant yet profound, with a hint of burnt undertones, it wraps itself in layers of mystery. To some, it evokes the iconic British Racing Green; to others, it whispers tales of more mystical and cultural depths. This green doesn't just catch the eye—it challenges the mind. Dive into its enigma and uncover what secrets it holds for you!

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The Chronograph 1970s Green races beyond convention with its unique "Step-Case" design, spanning 38 mm in diameter and 12.40 mm in thickness, igniting a passion for the vibrant green. Under the hood: a manual SW510 M BH movement, boasting a 63-hour power reserve, fueling the excitement of collectors with its swift precision and captivating lines.

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Vulcain, a gem of a family enterprise, has shone since its inception in 1858 with the creation of intricate complication watches. This is the story of two talented watchmakers, the Ditisheim brothers, and a brand named after the Roman god Vulcan, the deity of fire and the forge. Rooted in the Neuchâtel mountains, the cradle of Swiss precision watchmaking, the Manufacture quickly carved its niche by producing minute repeaters, grande and petite sonneries, and perpetual calendars. These horological marvels, celebrated with accolades at prestigious  international exhibitions, embody the pinnacle of watchmaking excellence.

Vulcain derives its name from Roman mythology, specifically that of the god of fire and patron of blacksmiths: Vulcan (or Hephaestus, as known to the Greeks). There’s no quenching the fire that fuels the new beginning of this centuries-old brand. On the contrary, it is on the glowing embers of a past filled with riches that tomorrow is forged.

1947... Did we just hear a cricket?

It was in 1947 that Vulcain made a pivotal turn in its history by introducing the first alarm wristwatch. The sound of the alarm became Vulcain's hallmark. This was the now-famous Cricket caliber, a mechanical alarm wristwatch powerful enough to awaken its wearer with the determined chirping of a cricket. A global first. The Vulcain Cricket swiftly became a sought-after item, famously worn by Truman, Eisenhower, Nixon, and Johnson, earning it the nickname "The Presidents' Watch.”

Echoing the innovative spirit of the Cricket, the 1970s Chronograph with its green dial sets a new standard, embodying Vulcain's enduring legacy of breaking new ground.

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Case:                      Polished 316L stainless steel – Diameter 38 mm – Thickness 12.40 mm

Dial:                        Semi-gloss sunburst dial: Blue, Black, Silver Panda, and Salmon – white or black indexes

Crystal:                   Double domed sapphire, anti-reflective coating

Water resistance:   5 ATM (50 meters)

Movement:             SW510 M BH manual winding mechanical

Functions:              5 hands – hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph – 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, running seconds at 9 o’clock

Frequency:             28,800 vibrations / hour

Power reserve:       63 hours

Strap:                     leather or crocodile-pattern – pin buckle