Monday, January 23, 2017

Ulysse Nardin Marine Annual Calendar Chronometer with Grand Feu Enamel Dial

The Ulysse Nardin Marine chronometer collection takes its inspiration from the historic and award winning marine chronometers produced by the reputed Swiss watch manufacture in its 171-year history. Now, the brand expands this collection by unveiling the Marine Annual Calendar Chronometer with a Grand Feu enamel dial.

As always at Ulysse Nardin, the pursuit of excellence in technical avant-garde has advanced in line with the search for timekeeping simplicity. In 2016, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Marine Collection, a Marine Chronograph incorporated an annual calendar for the first time.

The typical annual calendar, which is mechanically programmed for one year, can require up to thirty components. But watchmakers at Ulysse Nardin managed to streamline the system to only 7 elements. Simple to use, this piece is the epitome of innovation in the service of practicality, as it requires a date adjustment only once a year, in February. This achievement in pared-down functionality personifies the spirit of Ludwig Oechslin, the cre-ator for whom simplicity is an enduring philosophy. A philosophy which is upheld too in the UN-113 caliber, a Ulysse Nardin movement made entirely in-house, including the silicium balance-spring. It enables the calendar date-setting both forwards and backwards – yet another simplification.
And now, in 2017, the Marine Annual Calendar Chronometer comes with a Grand Feu enamel dial. COSC-certified, this precision mechanical timepiece combines the extraordinary annual calendar feature, 60-hour power reserve, in-house manufactured movement and a genuine Grand Feu enamel dial in an eye-catching blue.
The eternal elegance of the Marine collection is highlighted with the beauty of this enamel from Ulysse Nardin Company Donzé Cadrans, specialists in this complex and ancient art. On the dial, delicate enamel waves form the centerpiece for the power-reserve indicator at 12 o’clock, and the annual calendar and date displays at 6 o’clock. The distinctive hands and roman numerals of the Marine Collection indicate minutes and hours. A fluted bezel and a screw-down crown guaranteeing excellent water-resistance to 100 m, are part of the generous 43 mm stainless steel case.

Technical details
Reference 1133-210/E3

Movement
Caliber UN-113, 13 ¾’’’
In-house designed movement
Silicium escapement and spring, 28’800 v/h
55 jewels
Power-Reserve approximately 60 h
Winding self-winding

Functions
Chronometer COSC with power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock
Annual calendar, backward/forward setting, with months indicator at 6 o’clock
Small direct seconds and round date window at 6 o’clock

Case
Stainless steel
Diameter 43 mm
Bezel: fluted, stainless steel
Crown: screw down security crown, covered with rubber
Water-resistance: 100 m
Crystal: anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Case-back: open case back with sapphire crystal

Dial
Blue “Grand Feu” enamel with roman numerals

Strap
Leather strap with folding clasp

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