At the SIHH 2017, Ulysse Nardin presented a watch that impeccably summarizes a big motivator for it: a combination of marine roots with a cunningly planned development, in view of straightforwardness. This watch was the Ulysse Nardin Marine Annual Calendar Chronometer . This year, in festivity of 9 years of faithful help for the esteemed Monaco Yacht Show, the brand presents a committed restricted edition dependent on this alluring watch, with another style – and furthermore a more appealing price.
While the brand is celebrated for its marine chronometers, which it has made since the second 50% of the 19th century, its new history has been set apart by specialized advancements and a feeling of disentanglement. Comprehend here crafted by ace watchmaker Ludwig Oechslin: making probably the most complex systems in watchmaking to be pretty much as basic as could really be expected, which means open to more gatherers AND more dependable over the long haul (the less parts, the less conceivable specialized issues…) This was the situation with two late watches: the Marine Chronograph Annual Calendar and the Marine Chronometer Annual Calendar .
Both of them highlighted a similar annual calendar, which, however complex as it seems to be (automatically acclimating to the months with 30 or 31 days, implying that you need to set your watch just once every year, the 1st of March), Ulysse Nardin figured out how to make a development that comprises just 12 additional parts compared to a no-date one – and just 7 additional parts compared to one with date (an annual calendar regularly needs up to thirty components). Also, best of all, changes are finished by the crown, the two advances and in reverse. Easy to understand, isn’t it?
By eliminating the chronograph complication of the watch, the Marine Chronometer Annual Calendar presented before this year returned to the customary “Marine Chronometer” show, dear to Ulysse Nardin: power hold at 12, enormous Roman numerals, and little second at 6. The valid statement is that the coordination of the calendar is consistent, by the basic expansion of a little date window and a hand in the little second sub-dial.
While dispatched first with a blue finish dial and a steel case , Ulysse Nardin currently presents a restricted edition of the Marine Chronometer Annual Calendar, to commend 9 years of help for the esteemed Monaco Yacht Show. This new Monaco Edition (restricted to 100 pieces) returns to a traditional white lacquered dial – with unmistakable Roman numerals, an element of every watch in Ulysse Nardin’s Marine assortment, yet here done in blue, and coordinating the blued steel hands.
The case, estimating 43mm and made in steel, is like different editions, with its incorporated drags and fluted bezel. Anyway the crown is done in blue elastic, along these lines coordinating the tie. Inside the case is the in-house calibre UN-113 with silicon escapement and equilibrium spring, which offers a 60h force hold and is COSC certified.
The Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer Annual Calendar Monaco will be created in 100 pieces and valued at 9,900 Euro – which implies 3,000 Euro not exactly the blue finish dial version… Quite a noteworthy arrangement for a watch with annual calendar and in-house development. More subtleties on ulysse-nardin.com .
Specifications – Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer Annual Calendar Monaco
- Case: 43mm measurement – hardened steel – sapphire precious stone on the two sides – 100m water resistant
- Movement: Caliber UN-113, in-house – chronometer COSC ensured – silicon escapement and spring – 60h force hold – 4Hz recurrence – time, little second, annual calendar with date and month, power save indication
- Strap: blue elastic lash with steel collapsing clasp
- Reference: 1133-210LE-3/40-MON
- Price: 9,900 Euro/9,900 CHF
- Availability: 100 pieces