Thursday, October 27, 2016

Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer Manufacture (New References)

Ulysse Nardin welcomes two stunningly elegant new models to its Marine Chronometer Manufacture family.

Powering these new Marine Chronometers is the UN-118 caliber, manufactured entirely in-house. With its heart of Silicium and DIAMonSIL, advanced materials pioneered by Ulysse Nardin in the first, 2011 version of the Caliber UN-118, the movement represents a giant step forward in the quest for absolute precision in mechanical timekeeping. It brings together the technological advancement of an anchor escapement in DIAMonSil with Ulysse Nardin's own oscillator and patented hairspring. The movement delivers running time up to 60 hours when fully wound.

Like every member of the Marine Chronometer family, the design of the dial is inspired by the early Ulysse Nardin chronometers. It features a power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock and small seconds at 6 o'clock, positioned next to the date window. The date can be adjusted either backward or forward. Distinctive roman numerals, cathedral hands and a fluted bezel on the stainless steel case mark it unmistakably as a Marine Chronometer. An impressive combination of sophistication and practicality, the timepiece features a crown designed for easy handling, complete with a rubber notch for comfortable winding.
Aesthetics for these new 45mm Marine Chronometers are explored in two iterations. Each of the two is adorned with a stunning dial. One model features an elegant blue sunburst dial, offset by white markers and cherry red accents for a style that hints at classicism while retaining a strong contemporary edge. The other is glossy white lacquered with blue numerals and hands, presenting a chic, maritime aspect.

Water-resistant to 200 meters, this watch also carries COSC chronometer certification and the Ulysse Nardin Certificate of performance.

Technical details
References 
1183-122-3/43
1183-122-3/40

Movement
Caliber UN-118, dimension: 13 ¾ ’’in-house designed movement
Escapement, patented DIAMonSIL
Oscillator: patented inertial balance wheel with Silicium hairspring
50 jewels
Power-Reserve: approximately 60 h
Winding: self-winding

Functions
Chronometer COSC with power-reserve indicator at 12’oclock
Small direct seconds and round date window at 6 o’clock
Forward and backward date corrector

Case
Stainless steel
Diameter: 45 mm
Bezel: Fluted bezel
Crown: Screw down security crown, covered with rubber
Water-resistance: 200 m
Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Case-back: Sapphire crystal

Dial
Blue or white lacquered dial, with roman numerals

Strap
Rubber strap with titanium elements and folding buckle

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