Vulcain - Cricket n- "NO RESERVE PRICE" - U.S. PATENTS 2554402 2568795 2644294 SWISS PATENTE - Men - 1950-1959

Description
Vulcain - Cricket n- "NO RESERVE PRICE" - U.S. PATENTS 2554402 2568795 2644294 SWISS PATENTE - Men - 1950-1959
Mechanical hand winding - Gold-plated, Steel

Vulcan got its noble name in the middle of the 20th century. In 1947, the 'Fabrique de Montres Vulcain' presented the first wristwatch with a real alarm. The idea of building an alarm into a wristwatch was not entirely novel. Still, no watchmaker had succeeded in creating a standard-size mechanism that would be able to produce a sound loud enough to wake up the owner of the watch. Faced with this challenge, Robert Ditisheim called upon the talents of the best watchmakers and engineers. After five years of research and development, he presented the famous wind-up Cricket calibre, equipped with two barrels, one for the mechanism and another for the alarm, which emits an intense sound reminiscent of the shrill screech of a cricket (hence its name). Case diameter 34 mm.

Lot details
Brand
Vulcain
Model
Cricket n- "NO RESERVE PRICE"
Reference Number
U.S. PATENTS 2554402 2568795 2644294 SWISS PATENTE
Gender
Men
Period
1950-1959
Movement
Mechanical hand winding
Case material
Gold-plated, Steel
Material fineness
18 kt.
Type
Mechanical alarm clock
Shipped Insured
Yes
Condition
Worn & in very good condition
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