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Ulysse Nardin Alexander Minute Repeater

Ulysse Nardin Alexander Minute Repeater

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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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