Of all mid-Century chronograph Vulcains I own, the "Grand Prix Chronograph" one has the rarest dial. Face: 100% original, unpainted/lumed/touched, black & white with "radio" or "skateboard" dial.
The printing and lume on the dial and hands is real good. The dial shows very very few blemishes and the hands show some minor paint/lume loss but almost invisible. The winder and pushers are in real good shape, as is the caseback cover, with real clear engraving despite scratches. The case is large at 37.5mm (39mm with crown).The watch keeps excellent time. Strap : brand new German handmade high-quality leather Fluco racing strap. Vulcain Grand Prix Surfboard - YouTube. Vulcain is likely best known for its innovative Cricket. Jaeger-LeCoultre developed its own wrist alarm, Vulcain is noteworthy for doing it first. Unveiled in 1947, the Cricket ranks as one of the most accurate and well-known of Vulcain's watches, and has been bestowed to almost every President since Truman. Yet despite this lineage, Vulcain also produced other wristwatches--many of them with complications such as chronographs. The brand's founder, Maurice Ditisheim, was himself an expert in the production of complicated movements for pocket-watches.
So it's no surprise that his company--named after that divine master mechanic, the god Vulcan--would produce perhaps the most versatile of complications, the chronograph. Along with many other brands from Hamilton to Rolex.
Valjoux--founded by Adolphe Nicole in 1844--specialized from the very beginning in the production of manually-wound chronograph movements. The Vulcain chrono that we feature here utilizes the Valjoux 7733, the same movement that powered early versions of the Heuer Carrera.
The crowning feature of this chrono is without question its dial, an unusual surfboard. Design with a funky accent in the center, reminiscent of a radio cabinet from the 1960s. Housed in an a 36.5mm case and fitted with barrel pushers, the result is a visually-arresting watch, sporty and sharp--which will make a perfect companion for fans of exotic dial designs and racing spirit. The item "Vintage rare VULCAIN GRAND PRIX SURFBOARD 2 register chronograph + box" is in sale since Thursday, August 8, 2019.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches". The seller is "kohalacoastgabe" and is located in Sammamish, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.