Dubai, UAE, June 15, 2017: As with many a timepiece from Ulysse Nardin, this Classic Dual Time Enamel timepiece unites three fundamentals: technical avant-garde with the use of Silicium in the movement; in-house manufacture with its UN-324 caliber entirely designed and produced by the company; and stunning craftsmanship with its eggshell Grand Feu enamel dial.
Grand Feu designates an enameling technique that goes back to the 17th century, and that is practiced today only by a handful of craftsmen, including those at Ulysse Nardin specialists Donzé Cadrans. Its delicate beauty has an eternal quality. On the dial, oversized roman numerals and black hands set off the double date display at 2 o’clock, and the oversized small seconds at 6 o’clock.
Equipped with the patented Dual Time zone feature, this timepiece is instantly adjustable both forwards and backwards with a mere push of a button.
These buttons feature at the 8 and 10 o’clock positions. When pressed, the pushers adjust the hour hand to a different time zone while the home time indicator at 9 o’clock continues its 24-hour cycle. An impressive mechanical complication that is very easy to use – one of Ulysse Nardin’s guiding ideals. The time and date setting is another example of the watchmaker’s perpetual quest for innovation in action. The selector is integrated in the crown allowing to change settings without pulling and pushing the crown.
The self-winding UN-324 manufacture movement with its 48-hour power reserve is set in a stainless steel case with a diameter of 42 mm, water resistant to 30 m, and held by a chic leather strap.
An enviable fusion of form and function, and a tribute to exquisite craftsmanship, the Classic Dual Time Enamel is a limited edition of 99 timepieces available exclusively at Ulysse Nardin boutiques.
Limited Edition to 99 pieces
Movement: Caliber UN-324, 11 ¾‘’’ In-house designed movement Escapement in Silicium Os-cillator: patented inertial balance wheel I 8 with silicium hairspring 53 jewels
Power-Reserve: Approximatively 48 hours
Winding: Self- winding
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds. Patented quickset 2nd time display with permanent home time at 9 o’clock. Big Date display at 2 o’clock, quick setting forwards and backwards. Simplified selection of winding, adjusting the date and time setting via an integral pusher crown. Small seconds-hand counter at 6 o’clock
Case: Stainless steel, diameter: 42mm
Dial: Eggshell “Grand Feu” enamel
Water-resistance: 30 m
Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Case-back: Sapphire crystal
Bracelet: Leather strap with folding buckle