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Vulcain

Vulcain's history began in 1858, in the watchmaking workshop set up by the Ditisheim brothers. Vulcain rapidly rose to prominence for complication timepieces that won medals at several World Fairs. It owes its international renown to an innovation launched in 1947: a mechanical alarm-watch. Its popularity with American presidents since Harry S. Truman has earned it the nickname of "the President's watch".

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1858

The Ditisheim brothers set up the workshop that gave rise to the Vulcain brand.

1947

Presentation of the Cricket manual-wind mechanical calibre with two barrels: one for the movement and one for the alarm whose strident sound resembles the chirping of a cricket, hence its name.

1959

Introduction of the Nautical which indicates decompression stops and whose alarm can be heard underwater.

2010

Launch of the Vulcain 50s Presidents' Watch with a V-21 automatic movement with alarm function.