18ct yellow gold hunter case minute repeating pocket watch. Circa 1890s

18ct yellow gold hunter case minute repeating pocket watch. Circa 1890s

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Information

  • Brand: Vulcain
  • Year: 1890s
  • Model: Pocket watch 
  • Reference: Minute repeater
  • Calibre: N/A
  • Movement: Manual
  • Material: 18ct yellow gold
  • Features/complications: Engraved hunter case and minute repeater
  • Dial: Silvered dial with outer minute track featuring black printed Arabic numeral hour markers with black spade hands and subsidiary seconds at 6 o'clock 
  • Case dimensions: 50mm 
  • Accessories: N/A
  • Bracelet/strap: N/A
  • SKU: 9750

Essay

Vulcain was founded in 1958 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland by Maurice Ditisheim. The company made pocket watches which were sold under the family name as ‘Manufacture Ditisheim' until the end of the century.

In 1894, the company re-branded and began to offer watches under the brand Vulcain under the leadership of Maurice Ditisheim’s son, Ernest-Albert Ditisheim. In 1900, the Ditisheim registered the name ‘Vulcain’ as a brand name for their pocket watches, naming it after the Roman god of fire.

Vulcain solely produced pocket watches until World War II and thereafter began to produce wristwatches which had gained popularity with the military