Heiner Lauterbach — VULCAIN’s new brand ambassador

German actor and watch enthusiast Heiner Lauterbach

German actor and watch enthusiast Heiner

The venerable watch manufacturer VULCAIN is pleased to announce its partnership with Heiner Lauterbach. Starting now, the beloved German actor and avid watch enthusiast will be working at VULCAIN’s side to endorse the brand. As a watch connoisseur, Heiner Lauterbach has a cultivated sense of technical details, high-quality workmanship and harmonious design. His credo is a perfect fit for the Le Locle-based manufactory, a company dedicated to maintaining the tradition of watchmaking as well as appreciation of luxury, engineering and design.

VULCAIN – a brand in whose grand tradition the “chirping cricket”, the unmistakable sound of the mechanical wristwatch alarm, plays a major role. In 1947, the manufactory presented the first truly functional wristwatch alarm in the world, equipped with the now legendary Cricket calibre. The alarm clock quickly caught on and was finally called simply the “President’s Watch” because Truman, Eisenhower, Nixon and Johnson all placed their trust in it. In the 1950s and 1960s, Vulcain was also involved in prominent expeditions in the mountains and underwater.

The VULCAIN team considers it their duty to keep this tradition alive on the highest possible level through ongoing innovation. The in-house designers are constantly expanding the refined collection, without losing sight of the company’s history.

Heiner Lauterbach – a multifaceted actor, family man and worldly bon vivant. He is one of Germany’s most beloved film and television stars. A native of Cologne, he was acting on the stage at just 19 years old. His breakthrough came in 1985 with Doris Dörrie’s hit comedy “Männer”. This was followed by other films as well as numerous TV series and movies. He has also done notable work on the stage and as a director. Lauterbach is always looking for a new challenge. He doesn’t let himself be pigeonholed; instead he is always surprising his audiences with new and different roles. He is aided in this by his many years of experience, which have given him a certain equanimity.

Heiner Lauterbach is a passionate watch enthusiast and collector. His collection already includes the VULCAIN Heritage Model of the Monopusher Chronograph from the 50s President’s Watch line. VULCAIN is enriched by this opportunity to collaborate with the actor and to find inspiration in his ideas.

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