Thursday, August 13, 2015

Ulysse Nardin Hourstriker Erotica Jarretière

With the new Hourstriker Erotica Jarretière, Ulysse Nardin reveals a side never seen before – sensuality. Erotic scenes are a long-standing tradition in the watch industry. Ulysse Nardin takes the subject matter to new heights through its implementation of the Hourstriker movement and Jaquemarts. A limited edition of 28 pieces each in rose gold and platinum, the timepiece’s tale is evident on its dial. A delicate, handcrafted miniature painting brings the romance of Venice to life.
The scene exposes lovers, viewable from the interior balcony, enjoying each other. Set amidst traditional Venetian décor, the nude man and woman make love on a chaise; these figures are handmade gold Jaquemarts that move in rhythm with the Hourstriker.
Run by the complex Hourstriker mechanism, the watch gongs on the hour and on request as the couple moves, in the heat of passion, up and down with the sound. Simple for the timekeeper’s owner to operate, the striking mechanism can be activated or deactivated by simply pressing pusher one. One of the earliest manufacturers to lead the rebirth of the striking mechanism, Ulysse Nardin also remains among the rare watchmakers to use Jaquemarts.

Technical details
Model: Hourstriker Erotica Jarretière
Ref. 6116-130: 18ct rose gold
Ref. 6119-130: Platinum
Limited Edition to 28 pieces

Caliber UN-611
Power reserve: Approximately 42 hours
Winding: Self-winding

Hourstriker Erotica
Striking of hours and half hours
Automatic chime activation system
Two animated Jaquemart in 18ct gold

42mm diameter
Water-resistance: 30 m
Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Case back: Sapphire crystal fixed with screws

Genuine black onyx dial

Leather strap with folding clasp

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