BASELNEWS 2008Songs of the Abyss: Vulcain Cricket DIVER X-TREME
Vulcain unveils the Cricket DIVER X-TREME, its new instrument for exploring the ocean depths. A complete measuring instrument, this new model is equipped with a bidirectional inner bezel and beats to the rhythm of the legendary Cricket V-10 alarm movement. In the wake of its famous Nautical model, the brand from Le Locle is confirming its presence in the maritime world.
Vulcain has built much of its legend on producing high-performance diving instruments. In 2008, the brand deepens and strengthens its command of the abyss by presenting the Cricket DIVER X-TREME, its new tool designed to explore the vast underwater expanses. Housing the famous V-10 alarm calibre, the model provides all the crucial information divers need. The dial is topped by a bidirectional rotating bezel adjustable by a screw-locked crown at 9 o’clock. Protected by a cambered sapphire crystal, this ring is held firmly in place once adjusted, thereby avoiding any risk of accidental handling. The alarm time is displayed on a small graduated scale on which hours are divided into twenty-minute periods indicated by the figures 10,30, 50.
High-performance diving instrument
The 44 mm-diameter case is fluted on the side and secured on the back by the legendary Vulcain triple case-back enabling the alarm to remain perfectly audible even under water. To withstand maximum pressure of 10 bars (equivalent to a depth of 100 metres), the middle case of the Vulcain Cricket Diver X-TREME is composed of several parts made from materials such as titanium, gold or steel. The crown between 3 and 4 o’clock serves to adjust the watch, while a push-piece just above between 2 and 3 o’clock is used to set the alarm.
The Vulcain Cricket DIVER X-TREME is available with a case in black-coated titanium and steel or in titanium and rose gold. The dials come in a choice of three versions: black and silver-coloured, black and yellow, or silver-coloured and black. Powered by Cricket Calibre V-10, the Vulcain Cricket DIVER X-TREME displays the hour, minute, seconds, alarm time and a graduated 60-minute counter activated by an inner rotating bezel adjustable by a screw-locked crown at 9 o’clock. It is endowed with a 42-hour power reserve as well as an alarm lasting from 15 to 20 seconds.