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The New Classic-Looking Vulcain Grand Prix Collection

A subtly elegant and versatile series from resurrection specialists Vulcain.

| By Denis Peshkov | 1 min read |

Drawing on its historical references, Vulcain has been building a strategy to resurrect its emblematic past collections. The newly added series is inspired by the elegant Vulcain Grand Prix watch from the 1960s. The original timepiece was introduced to commemorate the prestigious award bestowed upon the brand at the Barcelona International Exposition from May 29th, 1929, to January 15th, 1930. Inaugurated by King Alphonso XIII, the exposition presented 1,175 prizes, of which 655 were Grand Prix honours. The new Vulcain Grand Prix series represents a captivating reinterpretation of the classic, and here’s what we know about it so far.

The 2024 Vulcain Grand Prix debuts in a polished 316L steel case, measuring 39mm in diameter and 12.7mm in thickness, with a water resistance rated at 50m. As expected from this revival timepiece, it features a double-domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment. The watch will be available in three dial versions, each semi-glossy with a sunburst finish that follows the shape of the domed crystal: champagne, light grey, or black.

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The dials are adorned with polished hour markers, with double indices at the cardinal positions. The central hour, minute, and second hands maintain the watch’s classic design – slim, elegant, and polished. The Vulcain logo and the series name are positioned above the centre, balanced by the “automatic” label below and the Swiss-made designation next to the 6 o’clock index.

The solid, decorated caseback safeguards the automatic Landeron L24 movement (an alternative to ETA and Sellita), operating at 28,800 vibrations/hour with a power reserve of 40 hours. 

The new Vulcain Grand Prix references have brown or black leather straps (20mm) secured with a stainless steel pin buckle. Priced at EUR 1,400, pre-orders are now accepted. For more, please visit

1 response

  1. I think they missed the boat on this one and made them too big. I would buy the champagne dial if it were 36mm and maybe a tad thinner.


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