In this series of Watch Stories, we will take you to Le Locle, where no one but Daniel Wechsler, CEO of Jaermann & Stübi, will introduce us to his personal favorite clock. This is a Vulcain 50s Presidents’ Watch with cricket factory V-11 – not for nothing the watch of the choice of a self-clarified hobby cook and man of pleasure. With its mechanical alarm, it remembers, among other things, when the perfect cooking point is reached. Steaks with a chronograph was yesterday.
A watch also needs the right ingredients. In the case of Cricket there are 157 different components, whereby every single part is essential, because nothing at this watch is too much, redundant or mere effect.
Now, however, conclude with Kochanalogien. The Vulcain with Cricket factory presented here belongs to the 50s Presidents’ Collection and impresses with its reduced charm, which one simply has to love at the more elegant Crickets. The design is sober and clear.Particularly the stunning dark blue dial with stripe cut is the focus of the attention at the sight and provides a modern and at the same time a slightly sporty touch, in contrast to the design, which was inspired by previous models. The 50s Presidents’ Watch got its name, since almost every US president received a copy since the 1950s – most of them wore the cricket on almost every occasion. Thus, it can be assumed that the cricket as a reminder of deadlines played an important role in contemporary events.
Named after the chirping sound of a cricket, the cricket caliber is considered the first real wristwatch alarm for many. At the same time it is probably also the most famous alarm clock caliber ever and is known for its alarm function solution, in which the alarm is driven by means of a second, additional elevator spiral. This does not affect the duration of the watch by a frequent setting of the alarm. The present version V-11 is a manual hoist, which oscillates at a frequency of 18,000 half-oscillations and reaches a maximum gear duration of 42 hours.
The stainless steel case has a diameter of 42 millimeters. The watch is supplied with a black crocodile leather strap to match the elegant basic tone.