Monday, April 29, 2013

Ulysse Nardin Stranger Watch

Ulysse Nardin Stranger Watch
Ulysse Nardin astonishes collectors with a mechanical musical watch – developed in-house from the UN-690 calibre with silicon technology – that plays the legendary 1966 song, "Strangers in the Night". The uniqueness of this movement lies in the time-setting system. Rather than the conventional pulling, the crown is pushed to activate a function: T for time, D for date and W for wind. The craftsmanship and technical complexity of this watch are matched by the delightful addition of a miniaturised music box mechanism with 10 pins revolving on the dial. Produced as a 99-piece limited series.

Ulysse Nardin Stranger Watch detail



Movement
Mechanical automatic, UN-690 calibre, 64 jewels, 48-hour power reserve, silicon escapement, pallet lever and balance spring
Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date and melody on the hour and/or on request
Case
18k 5N red gold, 45 mm Functions activated by the integrated pusher crown (T: time, D: date, W: wind) Pushers at 8 and 10 o'clock for the melody Anti-reflective sapphire crystal Water-resistant to 30 m (3 ATM/100 ft)
Dial
Offset hours and minutes Melody On/Off indication Music box mechanism with ten pins on a revolving disc at 12 o'clock Small seconds and date window at 6 o'clock
Bracelet/strap
Black leather with 18k 5N red gold folding clasp

Ulysse Nardin Press