"To choose the wonderful artistic work of an enamel dial showing the vital winged horse Pegasus was no coincidence; Pegasus symbolizes heightened power of the natural forces - the innate capacity for spiritualization and for inverting evil into good." Renato A. Vanotti, CEO Vulcain
ONLY WATCH 2015
Vulcain pegasus for Only Watch 2015
This unique timepiece developed for only watch 2015 features a universal symbol of wisdom and knowledge to celebrate Vulcain’s time-honored watchmaking expertise.
Pegasus is one of the best-known mythological crea- tures in Greek mythology. He is a winged divine stallion usually depicted as pure white in color. Greco-Roman poets wrote about his ascent to heaven after his birth and his obedience to Zeus, king of the gods.
He was captured by the Greek hero Bellerophon near the Perene fountain with the help of Athena and Poseidon. Pegasus allowed the hero to ride him to defeat a monster, the Chimera, before accomplishing many other exploits.
Because of his faithful service to Zeus, he was rewarded by being transformed into the constellation Pegasus and placed up in the sky.
The symbolism of Pegasus has varied through the ages.
An emblem of wisdom and especially of fame from the Middle Ages until the Renaissance, he became a symbol of poetry and the creator of sources from which the poets draw inspiration, particularly in the 19th century.
Pegasus is the subject of a very rich iconography, especially expressed in ancient Greek pottery and paintings, as well as Renaissance sculptures.
Specificities Of This Exceptional Timepiece
Symbol of Wisdom and inspiring springs, this repre- sentation of the Pegasus by the Manufacture Vulcain celebrates the unique and secular know-how of art of the Enamel. Its unique manufacture movement and the refined finishing make this timepiece a real collector’s item.
• Hand-made Enamel Grand Feu Cloisonné Dial
• Unique motif developed for Only Watch
• 12 diamond cabochons • 5N 18K pink gold case • Vulcain Manufacture mechanical automatic alarm movement • Back case engraving Only Watch
Case: 5N 18K pink gold Case-back: sapphire revealing the stylised “V” for Vulcain Dial: “Grand Feu” cloisonné enamel Diameter: 42.00 mm Height: 14.60 mm Glass: domed shape sapphire crystal Water resistance: 5 ATM
manufacture Vulcain self-winDing cricKet caliBre V-20
Movement: 12-lignes mechanical unidirectional self- winding alarm calibre, ceramic ball bearings, 31 jewels, 229 components, double barrel, equipped with Exacto- matic system, lift angle 48° Decoration: rhodium coating, Côtes de Genève motifs, blued screws Functions: hour, minute, centre seconds, alarm Frequency: 18,000 vibrations per hour Power reserve: 42 hours Duration of the alarm: circa 20 seconds
Strap: black Louisiana alligator leather Dimensions: 22/18 mm Buckle: 5N 18K pink gold pin buckle
The Monaco Association Against Muscular Dystrophy
The Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy (A.M.M.) was created in 2001 by parents of children suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy who decided to unite their resources and shared experience to support progress on scientific and medical research.
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a rare genetic illness that affects boys: one birth in 3500. Progressively se- rious, it is characterized by a weakening of muscles and leads to lung and cardiac complications that become fatal with the onset of adulthood.
The life of these sick children is therefore one of in- creasing dependence on constant care and associated treatments.
Although research has progressed signifi- cantly over the last ten years, notably with the gains in genetic therapy and thanks to the efforts of charity organizations, there remains a lot to do in order to find a cure for these children.
The Support of the Monaco Yacht Show Since 2001, Luc Pettavino, President of the association and engaged parent, with the precious logistical and organizational aid of the Monaco Yacht Show team, the- med charity auctions from which all the proceeds are donated to the A.M.M. for the support of research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Only Watch A traveling exhibition of the OW2015 collection is organized from September 23 and starts in Monaco. This promotional tour provides an opportunity for collectors, amateurs, watch enthusiasts and media representa- tives to discover these unique creations.
• Monaco September 23-26 • Hong Kong October 2-5 • Pekin October 9-12 • New-York October 17-20 • London October 24-27 • Geneva November 5-7 More information: www.onlywatch.com
The Manufacture Vulcain
Renowned for its iconic models and its unique mechanical movements, the Manufacture Vulcain has a place all its own within the world of Fine Watchmaking. Active since 1858 in the making of exceptional watches, the company now located in a mansion in Le Locle, a cradle of Swiss watchmaking has constantly produced timepieces meeting the diverse requirements of the passing eras.
Innovating in order to offer products worthy of the future; exploring Vulcain’s rich history in order to perpetuate its expertise and reveal its original character: such are the principles governing the daily work of the master-watchmakers exercising their skills within the Manufacture.
In addition to the fabled Cricket alarm caliber that continues to beat at the heart of the brand’s iconic models, the Manufacture has success- fully established itself by offering legendary models bound up with the fabulous history of Vulcain.
The brand continues to forge its exemplary foundation around its two pillars and their undeniable evocative power. The people at Vulcain proudly state their belief that “a brand’s strength lies in the reality of its history and the authenticity of its product”.
This credo has always guided the activities of the Manufacture.