Germinal Voltaire Fluted Bezel
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"A fluted bezel and a movement that raises questions"
The movement of this watch is from Voumard, then stationed in Neuchâtel. Officially, three calibers of this manufacture appeared. The Hautvivre, the 2000 and the 2500. The movement manufactory also produced its own watches, but it was mainly a supplier for other companies. Therefore, it is a special pleasure for us when we saw that we could not find the movement in this watch anywhere. We assume that this is a concept from Voumard, which did not make it into mass production. This makes this watch an absolute rarity.
Germinal Voltaire watches trace their origins to 1848 when it began as MEYER FRERES. In 1895 PICARD & CIE registered trademarks for watches and watch parts, in 1901 the company was reformed under the same name. The trademarks of BLUM & FRERES MEYER were transferred to Picard & Cie after 1902. By 1915, the company was known as Fabrique Germinal. By this point, the company was producing and selling all sorts of innovative timepieces including some of the first wristwatches, ultra-flat pocket watches, and chronographs. Germinal was known for its specialty timepieces for its driver, aviator, engineer, and doctor consumers. All ‘Germinal’ watches were produced by Picard & Fils, Fabrique Germinal, SA La Chaux de Fonds. Their USA representatives were: Germinal-Voltaire Watches Vulcain Watch Co. of North America, New York, N. Y.
Glass: Mineral Glass
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bezel Material: Stainless Steel, 18ct. Gold Plated
Case Back Material: Stainless Steel
Indexes: Print and Applied
Dial Handstyle: Obélisque Hands
Caliber: Voumard _
Power Reserve: 48h
Number Of Stones: 17
Clasp Type: Pin Buckle
Clasp Material: Stainless Steel
Watches with metal or precious metal straps often have a fixed length. To make sure that the watch fits you, measure the circumference of your wrist using our template and compare it with the information under "Strap".
In case it does not fit, please contact us shortly. Each band can be customized, which we will gladly do for you.
Checked: Two weeks functional warranty
Fully Serviced: One year warranty
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We make use of a trusted and insured delivery partner and generally ship your parcel the next business day after receiving your payment. Generally, delivery time within Europe is 2-5 business days and for the rest of the world 2-8 business days depending on the carrier. We can also arrange for your watch to be delivered by a direct courier service or, optionally, by a member of our team. Shipping costs for direct delivery are at the client’s expense. Please get in touch with us if you would like to discuss options and receive a quote.
In short, we’re not that difficult when it comes to returns and exchanges. We firmly stand behind our products and do our utmost best to ensure you are completely satisfied with your purchase. You have the right to return your purchase within fourteen (14) days of receipt of the product and there’s no need to tell us why. If you wish to return your item, simply let us know and we will arrange a collection. Once returned to us, we will reimburse the relevant amount ras voucher for zrhbrg.ch, including the costs of delivery and excluding the return costs.
Every watch is covered by a working guarantee and is checked by a licensed watchmaker.
In addition, you can have the watch fully serviced before delivery , in which case we give you a 1-year functional guarantee. The warranty is worldwide valid. This will enable you to receive assistance regardless of your country of residence.
Personal taste can evolve. To ensure the right fit, you can trade in your watch purchased on Zurichberg anytime and upgrade to a new timepiece. Your personal timepiece can thereby evolve with you along your journey through life.
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