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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Jun 28, 2020

LOT 41

VULCAIN, REF. S 2321, CRICKET NAUTICAL, STEEL

A fine, very rare, manual wind, stainless steel diver's wristwatch with alarm and decompression tables.

Brand Vulcain

Model Cricket Nautical

Reference S2321

Year Circa 1961

Caliber Rhodium plated

Dimensions 42 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Original presentation leaflet and copy of the letter by Raoul Didisheim

CHF 15,000 - 20,000

HKD 120,000 - 160,000 / USD 15,000 - 20,000

Sold: CHF 43,750


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

In the world of alarm divers watches, the Vulcain Nautical Cricket is probably one of the most sought-after alongside the Jaeger Polaris. Made in far fewer numbers, Vulcain enlisted the help of three exceptional individuals, Hannes Keller, Arthur Droz und Max-Yves Brandly. Hannes Keller was the most famous of all due to his diving exploits as he set a world diving record in 1962 at 300m. Max-Yves Brandly was an explorer and film director. The last of the three was the Swiss Arthur Droz, instructeur national de plongée et délégué du Centre d’investigations et d’activités sous-marines.