Brand Directory: Vulcain

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Vulcain was founded in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland in 1858  by Jacque Ditisheim and his three sons. Specialising in pocket watches they quickly branched out into wristwatches for military use during the 1940s. After five years of research and development, they created the famous Cal.120 Cricket movement which was released in 1947. In 1988 they were approached by Finnish jeweller Keijo Paajanen who suggested that they start again in offering their Cricket timepiece to American Presidents during their state visits. Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and George Bush Sr all received one. Refusing to jump on the Quartz bandwagon, they relaunched themselves in 2001 with the Cal.V21. An Alarm, mechanical movement.