Though complexities and abstract designs dictate terms these days in the legion of haute horologie, the charm of the more simplistic models however, has managed to nudge the rest and carve out a niche amongst collectors. Vulcain's all new 50s Presidents Moonphase series watches are specifically for these kinds of users, who like celebrating craftsmanship but with an more elegant style. This special series of watches, are actually a reminder of the iconic moonphase watch was first shown the light of the day in 1953. Since then, the collectors have taken a sense of favoritism to the designing ethics of Vulcain, which has bought in again but with new generation engineering. Available in 2 main casing fabrications, 18K rose gold and stainless steel, one could also pick from a set of dual dial colors such as silver tone and charcoal gray.
Vulcain has put in it's own company developed Caliber V58 movement for the 50s President Moonphase series, which governs the hours, minutes, central seconds, date, and moonphase functions. This movement is mechanical bi-directional self-winding driving mechanism which generates 42 hours of power reserve, each time it gets recharged. There are a total of 93 parts in this mechanism out of which 25 are jewels. The beating rate of the Caliber V58 is 28,800 vibrations per hour, and timepiece can resist depths of 50 meters of water.
The traditional use of anti-reflective sapphire crystal is seen with the covering of the 42mm dial and the caseback. The casing itself can be ordered in 5N grade 18K rose gold or stainless steel, which is the same as the strap buckle, numerals markings, moonphase indications, and the brush finished hands. The strapping is Louisiana alligator leather, which also can be availed in contrasting brown or black shades. However, those who wish to know about other horological masterpieces of Vulcain, do take a look at their Cricket Anniversary Heart Automatic calender series, which might be for the more abstract wearers.
Via: World Tempus