Vulcain : Presidential campaign

50s Presidents’ Classic

Case : 316L steel, domed sapphire crystal, sapphire crystal caseback, water-resistant to 50m Diameter : 42mm Movement : mechanical self-winding (Caliber V-56, 42h power reserve), bidirectional winding, rhodiumed treatment, Côtes de Genève motif Functions : hours, minutes, seconds, date Dial : blue or sunburst brown in graded shades with rhodiumed hour-markers Strap : Louisina alligator leather, blue or brown in graded shades, pin buckle or folding clasp

There is always an election going on somewhere in the world, and according to their colors, the winning candidates can choose their very own 50s Presidents’ Classic from this iconic collection from Vulcain, which this year welcomes two automatic versions in tune with the times. Since Baselworld coincides with the arrival of spring, these blue or sunburst brown dials with matching straps are entirely in tune with the seasonal mode. Elegant and original, functional and pleasantly readable, these two new 2016 models stand out from overly classic watches. Also unveiled at the show is a new release eagerly awaited by brand purists: the latest iteration of the legendary Cricket caliber which appears as the brand-new V-40 movement in a more modern interpretation.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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