While not new, the idea of the Ulysse Nardin Classic Sonata actually is enrapturing, as being one of only a handful few caution watches available, and one with very some extraordinary highlights. Without a doubt, the pièce de resistance is the ringing arrangement of this watch, as you’ll get your caution tolling with a house of prayer gong (something typically saved to super-top of the line minute repeaters). Recently presented in a very “Marine” style , the Ulysse Nardin Classic Sonata is currently revealed in a lot subtler variant for 2017, and with a steel option.
What precisely is the Ulysse Nardin Classic Sonata? Essentially, it is an alert watch, previously something you don’t see regularly, to the special case of a couple of watches from JLC or Vulcain. However, this Sonata is not any sort of alert watch. An caution watch is intended to ring a sign at a characterized time – utilized for an update or to wake you up. Traditional mechanical caution watches ring by methods for a fountainhead, tensioned to control a mallet striking on reverberating parts: a ringer, a gong or the instance of the actual watch. The caution system is coupled to the development, with a wheel commanding a cam to trigger the sign, at the ideal time. This is the normal way to do it – and the easiest one.
The Ulysse Nardin Classic Sonata is considerably more than that. It’s really the top of the line adaptation of the Alarm watch. While the certainty is the equivalent (making clamor to wake you up), Sonata rings with the assistance of a church building gong and a sledge, much the same as a repeater watch. The gong is, as said, a church building one, implying that it is very long (encompassing the development twice) and it will bring about a complex and uproarious toll. The speed (beat) of this music is constrained by a licensed inertial oscillator, working much the same as the legislative leader of brief repeater watch. The Caliber UN-67 of the Ulysse Nardin Classic Sonata shows this house of God gong all finished and it includes a few other extraordinary highlights, like a silicon hairspring, a programmed winding and simple change for all its functions.
The dial is, from the outset, rather complex. In any case, it’s show can be see rather rapidly. Focal hub: hours, minutes and seconds. At 6, a double time complication and an enormous date (consistently commonsense when voyaging), and also, the double time work is worked by 2 pushers (at 4 and 8), to permit speedy changes forward and in reverse. At that point comes the alert capacities, on the upper half. At 10 is the sign if the caution is on or off (just press the push-piece in the second crown at 9 to enact or deactivate the alert). Somewhere in the range of 12 and 3 is a sub-dial with a 12 hour show, made to consummately change the caution (truth be told more decisively than the majority of the alert watches), a caution that can be set by the crown at 9. At last, inside this sub-dial is a force hold marker for this alert complication.
In expansion to the fairly striking Marine form appeared in 2016 , authority would now be able to decide on a subtler rendition of the Ulysse Nardin Classic Sonata, with a more classical dial. No more surface on the dial, not any more three-sided lists, not any more opening over the lead representative and not any more brilliant hands. This 2017 adaptation of the Sonata sticks to more rich codes, with rod lists, a plain dial and leaf hands. However, the case stays enormous at 44mm, with very a few pushers and crowns… But that’s what you need to appropriately utilize this complex and rather extraordinary piece of top of the line watchmaking.
The 2017 Ulysse Nardin Classic Sonata will be accessible in two renditions: tempered steel with a brilliant white dial and blued records and hands. 18k rose gold with dark dial and gold files and hands. These two releases are not restricted. Cost: to be affirmed yet expect around USD $26,000 for the steel version.
Specifications of the Ulysse Nardin Classic Sonata
- Case: 44mm breadth – tempered steel or 18k rose gold – altogether cleaned – sapphire gem on the two sides – 30m water resistant
- Movement: Calibre UN-67, in-house – programmed – 4Hz recurrence – 42h force hold – time on focal axis, Alarm with church gong, Dual Time with moment timezone adjustor, huge date
- Strap: alligator leather tie with collapsing buckle
- Ref. 672-05/92 and 673-05/90