HD3 Vulcania

HD3 Vulcania

Designed by Fabrice Gonet, this watch is inspired by the work of Jules Verne and naval history. The write-up is fascinating: "The way Vulcania tells the time is definitely unusual: the hours are shown on a wheel through a lateral porthole (9h) and the minutes on a disc like a ship’s Chadburn telegraph (360°). Its 80-hour power reserve indicator is reminiscent of a sextant and there is also a porthole through which the winding mechanism of the movement can be seen. Looking behind the Vulcania, there is a porthole on the main plate similar to those of the Nautilus submarine, while the map of the mysterious island and its coordinates are engraved on the sapphire glass back. Some 2000 hours of work were required for the technical development and design of the Vulcania alone. " A limited timepiece that undoubtedly costs an ungodly amount of money.