Ulysse Nardin Alexander Minute Repeater

Ulysse Nardin Alexander Minute Repeater

Ulysse Nardin is not only known for their Marine Chronometers but for achieving some masterpieces such as the Alexander the Great Minute Repeater.

Look at the dial.  What a piece of art! 

The unconquerable hero of Greek history and symbol of strength inspires Ulysse Nardin’s Alexander the Great: Westminster Carillon Tourbillon Jaquemarts Minute Repeater, an exceptional timepiece that showcases the mastery of Ulysse Nardin watchmakers.

The Westminster has four gongs, each with a different tone (Mi-Do-Re-Sol). As well, all movement parts are decorated, angled and finished by hand.

Fifty of these very special, limited-edition timepieces are available worldwide.

(From Ulysse Nardin Pressrelease)

(Video from Youtube/ablogtoread)

The case is a large 44mm, a contemporary size.  This is a manually wound timepiece which has the following functions:  Hours, Minutes, 4 Gongs, Tourbillon, Minute Repeater and last but not leasts a beautifully decorated dial with moving characters which you can view in the video above.

This watch is a piece of art showing the high level of watchmastery at Ulysse Nardin.  The mechanism behind the dial has to be a very intricate implementation since the movement is not only producing the gongs for the repeater but the characters on the dial are moving.  So this watch is virtually a combination of a minute repeater with an automaton on a miniature level.

The open view of the back reveals a beautifully decorated and highly finished movement.

(video from youtube)

The video above is giving an impression at the manufacture of Ulysse Nardin.  I am hoping to visit Ulysse Nardin next year in Switzerland.

(pictures courtesy of Ulysse Nardin)

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