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Say Hello To The Vulcain Cricket ‘Style Moderne’ For Revolution & The Rake

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Say Hello To The Vulcain Cricket ‘Style Moderne’ For Revolution & The Rake

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The Vulcain Cricket ‘Style Moderne’ is limited to only 50 numbered pieces

Inspired by the golden age of Art Deco design, the limited edition Vulcain Cricket features a very special two-tone Bellini and anthracite coloured dial. It also boasts a sector track like those made popular by brands such as Patek Philippe, Omega and Longines in the 1920s.

In that era, the advent of modern science took the world by storm and watchmakers responded with sector or scientific dial watches that were masterpieces of Art Deco or “Style Moderne” design. These dials featured a circular track with radial markers emanating from it like the rays of the sun.

It’s In The Numbers

Moreover, this offered a precise reading of time. For the Vulcain Cricket watch, there is the addition of white rhodium applied Arabic markers with the “3” and “9” oriented horizontally, just as in the vintage wristwatches from the 1930s. You can almost hear the jazz trumpets playing in the background with this watch. Vulcain Cricket

Dubbed the Vulcain Cricket “Style Moderne” for Revolution & The Rake, it features a watch case measuring 39mm in diameter is made in just 50 examples and priced at USD 4,060 (about RM18,418 at current exchange rates). The Vulcain Cricket dates back to 1947 when it was introduced as the world’s first mechanical alarm watch.

Two Is Better Than One

On top of that, the Vulcain Cricket also achieved this with the use of two barrels, the coiled springs that act as a power source for a watch. How does a watch work? Basically, the barrel is like the gas tank in an Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato. Power flows along a series of gear wheels, the great wheel, the third wheel, the fourth or seconds wheel, and the escapement wheel.Vulcain Cricket

The escapement is like a tap in the kitchen. It opens and closes, allowing a minute amount of energy to be released. This impulses a clever device invented by Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens called the oscillator that rotates in one direction then, thanks to the spring to which it is attached, rotates back similar to a child on a swing and unlocking the escapement and allowing yet another pulse of energy through.Vulcain Cricket

Interested? Visit the Official Vulcain Website to find out more.


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