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  • Manufacturer: Vulcain
    Reference No: 200550E8T.BBK101
    Model Name: Only Watch Pegasus
    Material: 5N 18K pink gold, sapphire case-back revealing the stylised “V” for Vulcain, domed shape glass sapphire crystal,Water resistance: 5 ATM.
    Calibre: MANUFACTURE VULCAIN SELF-WINDING CRICKET CALIBRE V-20 Movement: 12-lignes mechanical unidirectional self-winding alarm calibre, ceramic ball bearings, 31 jewels, 229 components, double barrel, equipped with Exactomatic system, lift angle 48°
    Decoration: rhodium coating, Côtes de Genève motifs, blued screws
    Functions: hour, minute, centre seconds, alarm
    Frequency: 18,000 vibrations per hour
    Power reserve: 42 hours
    Duration of the alarm: circa 20 seconds

    Bracelet/Strap: Black Louisiana alligator leather, 5N 18K pink gold pin buckle
    Dimensions: 42mm. Diameter

  • Catalogue Essay

    This unique timepiece developed for Only Watch 2015 features a universal symbol of wisdom and knowledge to celebrate Vulcain’s time-honored watchmaking expertise.

    Pegasus is one of the best-known mythological creatures in Greek mythology. He is a winged divine stallion usually depicted as pure white in color. Greco-Roman poets wrote about his ascent to heaven after his birth and his obedience to Zeus, king of the gods.
    He was captured by the Greek hero Bellerophon near the Perene fountain with the help of Athena and Poseidon. Pegasus allowed the hero to ride him to defeat a monster, the Chimera, before accomplishing many other exploits. Because of his faithful service to Zeus, he was rewarded by being transformed into the constellation Pegasus and placed up in the sky.
    The symbolism of Pegasus has varied through the ages. An emblem of wisdom and especially of fame from the Middle Ages until the Renaissance, he became a symbol of poetry and the creator of sources from which the poets draw inspiration, particularly in the 19th century. Pegasus is the subject of a very rich iconography, especially expressed in ancient Greek pottery and paintings, as well as Renaissance sculptures.


Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 200550E8T.BBK101
« Manufacture des Montres Vulcain is very proud and pleased to be part of the ONLY WATCH 2015 charity auction to support the MONACO ASSOCIATION AGAINST MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY, assisting their journey to bettering the lives of young AMM patients and their families. To choose the wonderful artistic work of an enamel dial showing the vital winged horse Pegasus was no coincidence; Pegasus symbolizes heightened power of the natural forces - the innate capacity for spiritualization and for inverting evil.

42mm. Diameter

CHF48,000 - 53,000 

Sold for CHF45,000

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Geneva Auction 7 November 2015 3pm