Some impressions from Ulysse Nardin

Some impressions from Ulysse Nardin

We recently had a wonderful event presentation with Ulysse Nardin. I took quite a few photos, and wrote about the event in an earlier post. There are some interesting timepieces, for example the Moonstruck which is an astronomic or better celestial timepiece showing the moonphase, the position of earth and moon and the tides. For explanations on how this works, I can recommend you a good read of Ariel’s blog.

My photos were taken under adverse light conditions at the event.  However, I would like to show you some of the more interesting timepieces of Ulysse Nardin.  They belong to one of the oldest watchmanufactures in the world and are known for their marine timepieces as well as their amazing celestial watches such as the  Astrolabium Galileo Galilei, Planetarium Copernicus and Tellurium Johannes Kepler for which Ludwig Oechslin accounts responsible.  They are still inventing new celestial timepieces like the Moonstruck.

Black Sea, case is covered in rubber, I really like this watch:

Maxi Marine Divers 43mm:

Maxi Marine Diver Chronograph:

Maxi Marine Chronometer 43mm:

Marine Chronometer Manufacture, Limited edition in rose gold, a manufacture piece, a stunning timepice in a large 45mm case:

Some signs:

Perpetual calender: The perpetual calendar of Ulysse Nardin is probably the easiest to set perpetual calendar in the world.  All with one crown, forward and backwards without problems.  I cannot imagine that setting a perpetual calendar can be much easier (aside maybe from the Moser Perpetual Calendar, but that would require an exact comparison of the two watches).  Below you actually see the blue El Toro which carries an inhouse developed automatic movement.  It is considered the most consumer friendly perpetual calendar.

There are other perpetual calendars such as the Acqua perpetual limited edition as well.

Sonata, an alarm wristwatch, but not the way you know it from other companies such as Jaeger LeCoultre, or Vulcain.  This watch possesses a hammer that creates a gong just like a minute repeater.

Silicium movement parts:

Freak, an amazing timepiece:

The Dual Time:

Sonata Streamline in steel and gold, the watch with the cathedral gong and easy and precise setting of the alarm:

Happy new year to everybody. This is my first post in the new year. 

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