Well, let me begin to state that I feel like a president, president of Watchuseek and therefore had no problem to put this one on my wrist :
Unfortunately I had to return it to Mr. Wasserman, the new distributor of VULCAIN watches in the USA. And when I took it off, I could have a more closer look at the beautiful and very thin case of this new Classic in Gold:
Remember, I believe that watches are great (can you tell from the website I built?), but the one thing I believe in more, is the people behind them. It is not the ambassador for any brand you can think of, it is the person behind the brand or the people involved with the brand. Such people are Mr. Wasserman and his daughter.
I met the very charming and warm person, Mr. Wasserman and his beautiful and most kind daughter, Sarah for the 3rd year in a row. The former years they were both involved with other brands, but this year they were very excited to introduce me to VULCAIN, and I believe they made a wise and good decision. I have loved VULCAIN watches myself for many, many years, and I am sure I am not the only one.
The funny thing Mr. Wasserman mentioned was that he loves Jazz music and especially the music of Herbie Hancock. That in itself is not funny of course, but it happens to be that VULCAIN launched a special Herbie Hancock model (available in steel (USD 7,000.00) and in Gold) per request of Mr. Wasserman and with the approval of Mr. Hancock:
(and coincedentally, if you open the VULCAIN website, you will hear Herbie playing)
The new VULCAIN chronos bring us back to the 30s, when VULCAIN launched their first one-push chronographs.
The Vulcain watch manufacturer was founded in 1858 and is the inventor of the alarm complication for wristwatches. This innovation made the Vulcain watches popular with American presidents starting with Harry S. Truman, earning the brand its reputation as “The Watch for Presidents”.
The original President’s Watch with its 50s look is now available once more: with the same functions, but in a contemporary design and an automatic movement.
A few more pictures I took from the VULCAIN Cloisonne collection:
No need to explain this is the Year of the Dragon. Beautiful enamel dials on these world timers.
and with the Olympic Games coming, this collection may find its way to the sports loving watch fans, who are not specifically in need for a true sports watch:
I would like to thank both Mark and Sarah, and Mr. Bernard Fleury (CEO) for their hospitality and I hope you've enjoyed my little report.
picture courtesy of iW International Watch Magazine
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More details about the Hancock and Classic watch below: