Vulcain: Golden Voice- RONDE & CARREE
By Timepiece Atelier on Jun 7th 2021
At first glance, this looks like a total ordinary Vulcain watch, a classic model that Vulcain had been producing since the last 50 years. So, how would this unorthodox mechanical hand-winding watch stand under our scrutiny? Without further ado, let’s take an in-depth review of the timepiece.
The Vulcain Golden voice collection is distinguished by a new gentle and discreet sound heralding a fascinating new chapter in the history of the famous Vulcain Cricket Calibre. Two new references quiver to the sound of this latest development. The round Vulcain Golden Voice represents the very epitome of a classic watch and its understated beauty; while the square Golden Voice model is directly in line with the current trend towards shaped watches and meets the expectations of a youthful urban clientele.
Housed in a 39mm round case model and 34.90mm x 47.80mm for the square model, both timepieces caters to the many watch aficionados as they can be worn for all occasions. On top of that, it can look attractive on both females and males as the shape of the watch doesn’t look overwhelmingly feminine or masculine. The case and the lugs of the watch are built from a solid block of steel which in turn forms a robust case that is extremely durable and resistant to scratches.
In addition, the Vulcain Golden Voice’s face is nicely crafted with a sunburst pattern that reflects light gently and seamlessly translates onto the sleek hands of the watch, making the steel hands sparkle occasionally. The dial embraces a classically minimalist arrangement with baton-shaped indexes and an Arabic numeral at the 12 o’clock point. The crown of the watch is grooved to allow a firmer and easier grip. Alternatively, the round case comes with a guilloche grey dial that keeps the wearer mesmerized on the watch.
This timepiece is not suitable for swimming or diving as it has a water resistance of 50m. Nonetheless, you can use it in the office or any time of the day as it has an alarm function and would vibrate to remind you of an appointment or to keep you on track. Furthermore, it generates a soft and delicate sound instead of a shrieking sound of an actual alarm, so you won’t have to worry about it bothering your colleagues.
Now, let’s take our time to savor the details. It features a mechanical hand-wound movement, double barrel to power the impressive 157 components of the watch, 18’800 vibrations per hour which is pretty ordinary standard, and lastly have an impressive 42-hour reserve to keep you company all day long. It has the function of displaying the hour, minutes, center seconds, and a vibrating reminder.
The watch is very comfortable to wear as its strap is made of alligator leather, which is a top-notch and luxurious material. The strap has a no-frills styling which further accentuates the elegance of the watch.
Overall, if you fancy elegant and classic timepieces, you’d sure be drawn towards the Vulcain Golden Voice. It’s superb user-friendliness comes with a price tag of $5,160.00 at sale price from Timepiece Atelier which is a steal as the original price was S$8,600.00! More golden voice variations: click here!
Vulcain proprietary Cricket Calibre V-10H2
Movement: Mechanical hand-wound, double barrel, 157 components, 18’800 vibrations per hour, 42-hour power reserve
Functions: hour, minute, centre seconds, vibrate reminder
Case round model: steel, 34.90mm x 47.80mm
Water Resistance: 50 metres/ 160 feet
Strap: alligator leather