A very rare stainless steel tonneau-shaped diver's wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, alarm, bracelet, original guarantee and fitted presentation box

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  • Manufacturer: Vulcain
    Year: Circa 1970
    Reference No: S 2322 B
    Model Name: Cricket 'Nautical'
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical, S 2, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Vulcain bracelet, 170 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Vulcain folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Vulcain blank Guarantee, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Vulcain's Cricket Nautical is instantly recognizable due to its multicolored dial and unusual case shape. A true diver's watch, the Cricket Nautical is hefty, and features an orange decompression table and vibrating alarm that can be activated underwater. Masterminded by mathematician-physicist-diver Hannes Keller, the Vulcain Cricket Nautical was first tested in 1961. The present watch, reference S 2322 B, is the second generation iteration that was launched in 1969. The defining feature of this wristwatch is its deep buzzing sound, upon activating its alarm, hence the nickname 'cricket'.

    Accompanied by its original accessories, the present watch is preserved in excellent condition, the luminous having aged with warm patina.

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Vulcain

Ref. S 2322 B
A very rare stainless steel tonneau-shaped diver's wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, alarm, bracelet, original guarantee and fitted presentation box

Vulcain,非常罕有,不銹鋼酒桶形潛水員鏈帶腕錶,配中心秒針及鬧鈴,“Cricket 'Nautical'”,型號S 2322 B,附證書及盒子,約1970年製

Circa 1970
42 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$40,000 - 64,000 
€4,700-7,500
$5,000-8,000

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016