Sri MGR Year 96, 2nd October, Wednesday
MGR use to wear different kind of watches in his movies from Swiss made to Japan made. In the movie Ulagam Sutrum Vaaliban (Raju character) and in the movie Idhayakani, MGR used Swiss made Vulcain series watch. The exact name of the watch is Vulcain Nautical Cricket Diver.
(Vulcain Nautical Cricket Diver)
Information about Vulcain Nautical Cricket Diver, released in the year 1970. With Hesalite crystal dial, the orange colors here are for a matter of function, allowing these charts (decompression charts) to be read quickly and accurately under water. The watch has two barrels, one barrel provides 42 hours of reserve for the time function and a 2nd barrel offers around 20 seconds of audible alarm under-water. (Remember in the movie Ulagam Sutrum Vaaliban MGR mentions to Nagesh that the watch has alarm function)
Movement: Cricket Calibre V-10
Functions: hour, minute, centre seconds, alarm, decompression tables adjustable by a screw-lock crown at 4 o’clock
Case: steel, 42 mm in diameter, triple case-back in steel
Water Resistance: 300 meters / 990 feet enabling the use of the alarm function under water
Strap/Bracelet: black strap
(MGR used watch, close up image was shared by Kumar Rajendran)
In the above image to the left is the watch used by MGR, which is preserved in MGR memorial and image to the right is, MGR hand showing the Vulcain Nautical Cricket Diver from the scenes of two MGR movies.
A good news to MGR Fans and Devotees is that this Vulcain series watch is so popular and the company has released the series this year as an limited edition of 300 watches and the price tag is CHF 5000. In Indian money for today it is equivalent to Rs.3,45,690.00.
For purchasing this watch click the link below.