Saturday, February 28, 2015

Ulysse Nardin Répétition Minutes Hannibal Westminster Carillon Tourbillon Jaquemarts Watch

Ulysse Nardin Répétition Minutes Hannibal Westminster Carillon Tourbillon Jaquemarts Watch


Ulysse Nardin brings history to life with a retelling of Hannibal's epic march over the Pyrenees and the Alps by elephant, in the third century B.C. In its latest creation, the Manufacture portrays Hannibal on horseback, in the thick of the action, surrounded by his loyal warriors riding elephants. All these characters have been transformed into jacks and are sculpted in white gold, as are the landscape and mountains in the background. The entire scene is set on a dial in genuine Alpine granite.
Such a rendition is a true test of the finest craftsmen's skills, and places the wearer of the watch at the heart of the exploit accomplished not only by Hannibal but also by Ulysse Nardin, one of the very few watchmakers anywhere in the world with the ability to incorporate jacks into the dial of its minute-repeater wristwatches. These animated figures move in time to the four chimes that sound the minutes, quarters, hours and any other combination set by the wearer. The spinning tourbillon at 6 o'clock adds a final flourish to this exceptional timepiece, which is produced as a 30-piece limited series.

Movement
Mechanical hand-wound, Westminster Chimes Tourbillon UN-78 calibre, tourbillon making one revolution/minute, minute repeater with jacks sounding the hours, quarters and minutes on 4 notes (mi-do-re-sol), 36 jewels, power reserve of approximately 70 hours
Functions
Hours, minutes, minute repeater, tourbillon
Case
Platinum, 44 mm Sapphire crystal front and back Water-resistant to 30 metres (3 bar / 100 ft)
Dial
Dial Genuine granite
Bracelet/strap
Leather with folding clasp

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