Thursday, May 2, 2013

Vulcain's Nautical 70s Up Close and Personal

So I got to spend a little time this past week at BaselWorld and the watch that was on every one's Must See list was the Nautical 70s from Vulcain.
The fit was perfect, but apparently the do not give free samples at BaselWorld ; )
Only 300 pieces for this limited edition.

For those of you who missed it, here are the specs:

Case: 316L steel
Back: triple case-back serving as a resonance chamber and
enabling underwater use of the alarm function
Dial: orange re-edition of the 1970s model
Diameter: 42.00 mm
Thickness: 17.60 mm
Glass: hesalite glass
Water resistance: 300 metres / 990 feet   

Movement: mechanical 12-lignes manually-wound alarm
movement, 25 jewels, 157 parts, twin barrels, equipped
with Exactomatic system, 48° angle of lift
Decoration: nickel coating, blued screws
Functions: hours, minutes, central seconds, alarm, fixed
dial with decompression-table indication and 60-minute
graduated rotating inner bezel ring activated by a screw locked
crown at 4 o’clock
Frequency: 18,000 vibrations/hour
Power reserve: 42 hours
Alarm duration: approx. 20 seconds

Strap: black and orange water-repellent leather
Dimensions: 22/18 mm
Buckle: steel pin buckle

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