One of my first experiences with Ulysse Nardin was in 1999, when Gerard showed me his Ulysse Nardin GMT ± Perpetual watch. He expounded on it as of late in detail, on Christmas day ( find it here ). At that point, Gerard’s watch shop in The Hague was true retailer for Ulysse Nardin, so every so often when I visited his store (more frequently than he presumably loved) I had the chance to have a more intensive gander at these watches.
At some point, when he didn’t convey Ulysse Nardin any longer in his shop, I didn’t come across them much. Until I began to expound on watches on this site. Some way or another I lost interest in the brand, particularly when the brand from Le Locle thought of things like this Chairman telephone. That’s right, a phone.
However, since a couple of years it appears to be that Ulysse Nardin re-developed themselves and has a solid spotlight on their watches once more. A year ago they were at SIHH interestingly and I need to say I was dazzled by their assortment of watches. Their tourbillon, evaluated at CHF 28,000.- , is a genuine model. Be that as it may, today I have a more intensive glance at one of their more reasonable pieces and a more helpful complication too, the Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronograph.
Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronograph Ref. 1533-150/E0
One of the Ulysse Nardin watches that spoke most to me during the SIHH in 2017, was this Marine Chronograph. I have a shaky area for chronographs and the yearly schedule is a wonderful reward. Much the same as the interminable schedule of the Ulysse Nardin GMT ± I referenced over, this model likewise has a regressive/forward change of the months. This element is magnificent, as you don’t need to stress any longer that you jumble up the schedule setting. In the most pessimistic scenario, with other yearly and interminable schedule watches, you either need to stand by until the genuine date arrives at the date on the watch, however on the off chance that you – coincidentally – progressed the schedule a long time ahead of time, you need to restore it to a watchmaker to have it remedied. We as a whole expertise long that can take for certain fabricates, in some cases nearly as long as when you simply hang tight for the right month yourself. At any rate, no requirement for this issue with Ulysse Nardin’s yearly schedule of their Marine Chronograph.
For the individuals who don’t know, a yearly schedule just necessities a remedy on March first while a never-ending schedule additionally will have that done consequently as it is precisely customized for years and years. You don’t need to stress over different months, regardless of whether they have 30 or 31 days. It is totally figured out. An extraordinary complication for the individuals who extravagant a date on their watch. Other than that, the Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronograph additionally has a month marker in the sub dial at 9 o’clock.
The chronograph and yearly schedule are elements of the Ulysse Nardin UN-153 development. This in-house created development utilizes the innovation by Ludwig Oechselin ( ), that empowers the proprietor to progress and converse the yearly schedule. I discussed that above. Adequately intriguing, the Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronograph reference 1533-150-3/40 has three sub registers, while this rendition (reference 1533-150/E0) just has two, utilizing a similar development. They dropped the hour recorder at 6 o’clock and to be straightforward, the watch looks a ton cleaner this way.
The chronograph utilizes a segment haggle yearly schedule is essentially a module. The type UN-153 development ticks at 28800vph (4 hz) and has 53 gems. A high number of gems, similar to this, frequently alludes to the utilization of an additional module (for the yearly schedule, for this situation). A sapphire case back empowers you to appreciate this type without limit. The blue and marine subjects comes back on the rotor, with the anchors and anchor UN logo (in polish) on the weight mass. A pleasantly completed development, utilizing perlage and striping procedures and a lot of blue screws is a banquet for the eyes.
Grand Feu Dial
The dial (taking after the marine chronometers that were utilized on boats) of the Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronograph truly hangs out as I would like to think. The grayish dial and the blue Roman numerals. minute track and printing gives a wonderful difference. Printed between the ‘V’ and ‘VI’ you will discover the phrasing ‘Grand Feu’, showing that this strategy was utilized to fabricate the finish dial. This is being done at Donzé Cadrans S.A. a company that has a place with Ulysse Nardin since 2011.
On the dial you will discover 6 hands, showing time, slipped by time and for the month. On the 6 o’clock position there’s a round date gap, utilizing a little focal point to amplify the date plate. Albeit the dial has a ton of data and ‘tracks’, it isn’t that jumbled as I would like to think. You will discover two components conveying the red tone too. There’s the sign (in red) of the company’s establishing year, 1846, and the little three-sided molded hand as month marker. It rejuvenates the dial to some degree all the more despite the fact that these are super small components. The utilization of blue can likewise be found on the crown and pushers just as the crocodile strap.
The Marine assortment from Ulysse Nardin isn’t uniform with regards to case plan. Sure you will locate the ribbed bezel on these models, however not all models have the commonplace drags that this Marine Chronograph has. By one way or another they help me a piece to remember the carries of the IWC Da Vinci of the 1980’s, yet more manly looking. It is more similar to a one strong huge haul rather than two carries. The case shape by and large is very great. So is the size, of 43mm. Both cleaned and brushed surfaces working on it make it an exceptionally intriguing watch to notice. To wrap things up, the ribbed bezel and blue pushers and crown give the watch a fairly energetic (or marine) appearance. The Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronograph reference 1533-150/E0 is interestingly numbered with an exceptional little engraved plate connected to the case band. The case back is in a bad way looking into the issue with six little screws. Likewise, the croc tie is appended to the situation with huge screws.
Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronograph Price
Although a CHF28,000 Marine Tourbillon is pointedly evaluated for this complication, a Ulysse Nardin watch doesn’t come modest. Nor should it. The degree of finish is overall quite the quantity of subtleties make the Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer a watch that won’t exhaust you at any point in the near future. The in-house chronograph development, including the yearly schedule with backward/forward setting, is a lovely piece of innovation and the grayish Grand Feu dial makes it a complete bundle of grandness. The retail cost of this Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronograph is CHF14,800.- .
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