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By Chris | July 8 2013
The Cricket watch appealed to many prominent statesmen, including Truman, Eisenhower, Nixon and Johnson – a fact that earned it the famous moniker as ‘The Watch of Presidents’ or ‘The Presidents’ Watch’.
It was also a great success in France – even starring on the wrist of Eddie Constantine in Votre Dévoué Blake, a film directed by Jean Laviron and released in 1954.
This 50-piece limited edition of the iconic 50s Presidents’ Watch features a 42 mm steel case housing the legendary mechanical manually-wound Cricket V-16 alarm movement equipped with the brand-patented Exactomatic system ensuring improved rating regularity on the wrist. Particular care has been lavished on the polished and satin-brushed finish of the case that lends a chic and vintage touch.
The sunburst silver-toned dial with applied hour-markers is distinguished by its aura of elegant understatement expressed through hours, minutes and seconds hands along with a date window at 6 o’clock.
Finally, the owner of this limited-edition timepiece can precisely adjust the alarm time thanks to a central hand tipped with a black arrow gliding across the graduated scale around the outer rim of the dial.
The case-back is engraved with the name of the watch, the individual series number as well as a crown of laurels – a symbol of strength, victory and accomplishment, as well as of peace, knowledge and creativity.
The sapphire crystal window provides an admirable view of the refined movement finishing (Côtes de Genève, anthracite treatment, blued screws and openworked ratchet-wheel), topped by the V for Vulcain.
Each of the watches in this special edition also comes with its own individual certificate.