Germinal Voltaire Fluted Bezel
A fluted bezel and a movement that raises questions
Picked for you by Valentin Thalmann
This watch was made in the 1960s
Model: Fluted Bezel
Scope of Delivery: zrhbrg Packaging with digital Asset
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
Power Reserve: 48h
Number of Stones: 17
Clasp Type: Pin Buckle
Clasp Material: Stainless Steel
About the Watch
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.
About the Brand
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.
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.
14d Functional Warranty
Your vintage watch comes with a two weeks functional warranty. You can extend your warranty to one year by buying an additional service. Click here if you would like to extend your warranty to 1 year.
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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.
The authenticity of your watch is guaranteed by our qualified and licensed watchmakers based in Zurich, Switzerland.
Every watch is covered by a working guarantee.
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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The passport proofs authenticity and your rightful ownership. Your digital asset is stored on the Interplanetary File System (IPFS), a highly secure distributed ledger.
5 Reasons for Vintage
Watches that only a few wearReason Nr. 1
Nowadays, many high-quality watches are mass-produced. Vintage watches were often made in very small series with skilled craftsmanship instead of robots.
Quality that endures generationsReason Nr. 2
In earlier eras, watches were designed to last forever, including the components. There is no such thing as obsolescence. That is what we consider quality at Zurichberg.
Polarizing and characteristic designsReason Nr. 3
Today, only a few watch manufacturers can afford to launch polarising products and therefore produce watches that are aesthetically pleasing to all.
Value for MoneyReason Nr. 4
Vintage watches are overall cheaper than new watches. This is because new watches fulfill the essential financial objectives for the manufacturers, whereas vintage watches are financially "depreciated", so to speak.
Longevity that feels greatReason Nr. 5
We believe that in order to move towards a more sustainable future, it is absolutely necessary and logical to develop a sense for the quality of the past and to reuse products instead of producing new ones.