BASELNEWS 2008The voice of sport: Vulcain Cricket GMT X-TREME
With the Cricket GMT X-TREME, Vulcain is making a spectacular entry into the world of sports watches. Equipped with a new version of the legendary Cricket movement, the GMT X-TREME displays its resolutely dynamic nature through both its aesthetics and its use of materials. From Paris to Sydney via Moscow, Tokyo or New York, the time around the entire planet is within reach thanks to the just-released Vulcain model, the Cricket GMT X-TREME.
The Manufacture Vulcain is proclaiming its new sporting vocation to the sound of its legendary Cricket alarm calibre. Explorers, businessmen and globetrotters constantly on the move will find that this GMT alarm model delivers all they expect from a watch. The generously sized 44 mm new case available in black titanium and steel or in titanium and 18-carat rose gold is water-resistant to 100 metres, enabling the wearer to use the alarm function even under water, a milieu where it remains perfectly audible. Accentuating the energetic nature of this timepiece, the distinctive dial with its central motif and oversized numerals is topped by a cambered sapphire crystal. In the same sporting spirit, the Vulcain Cricket GMT X-TREME features a new steel or rose gold notched bezel matching the new design of the crowns and pushpiece.
The new Cricket Calibre V-16
The sapphire crystal case-back graced with the stylised “V” for Vulcain reveals the charcoal grey finish of the new Cricket Calibre V-16. Equipped with two barrels ensuring a 42-hour power reserve and an alarm lasting around 20 seconds, this mechanical hand-wound movement is also fitted with the Vulcain Exactomatic system guaranteeing regular amplitude and enhanced rating precision. Comprising 191 parts, the Cricket Calibre V-16 drives central hour, minute and seconds hands, as well as an alarm function, window-type date display and 24-hour world-time indication adjustable using the screw-locked crown at 4 o’clock.
Available on a vulcanised rubber or water-protected leather strap, the new Vulcain Cricket GMT X-TREME in titanium and 18-carat rose gold features a black/gold and a silver-coloured dial. The black titanium and steel version comes with either a predominantly black and silver- coloured dial, or a predominantly silver-coloured and black variation.