Only Watch 2011: Vulcain Anniversary Heart Watch

Only-Watch-2011-Monte-Carlo-Monaco-VulcainHere’s another incredibly beautiful watch to be auctioned at this year’s Only Watch charity event in Monaco, in September. The watch is produced by Vulcain, a company I hadn’t heard of before, mainly because of their limited distribution in North America but they are quite famous in Europe. Vulcain does have quite a bit of history to their watches; they are most famous for two things: 1 – Vulcain was the first watch manufacturer to produce a wristwatch with a true alarm system called “cricket”, in 1947 and 2 – Vulcain calls itself “President’s watch” because U.S. president Harry S Truman and all other presidents after him owned Vulcain watches, among other prominent world figures.

The Vulcain Anniversary Heart features the famous “cricket” alarm system, I looked up this feature on youtube and it does sound like a cricket chirping. The watch face is skeletonized; revealing the intricate mechanics that make this beautiful timepiece tick, the barrel bridge and movement bridge have been hand-decorated by master engravers. The watch face is finished in white with blue hands and Roman numerals.

The Anniversary Heart watch comes in a 42 mm rose gold case that’s 12.7 mm thick. The watch is powered by a Vulcain mechanical hand-wound movement and features a 42 hour power reserve and a 20 second “cricket” alarm. The elegant look of the watch is finished off with a black crocodile leather strap with a rose gold buckle.

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Meet Faisal, the co-founder of the uber-cool men's lifestyle site Unfinished Man. With a wicked 10+ years in the game as a pro automotive photographer and reviewer, he's got an eye for capturing those sleek rides like nobody else. Oh, and when he's not behind the camera, you'll find him dishing out some serious horology love, writing about all things watches.

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