This 52Mondayz scene is pretty much on a Sunday, it’s Christmas! Anyway as the schedule demonstrates that Christmas is on a Monday this year, here we are. The last 52Mondayz of 2017, it must be an extraordinary one. Also, as one week from now Monday will be January first 2018, I need to wear a perpetual schedule to witness all that. The Ulysse Nardin GMT ± Perpetual is my weapon of choice.

The Ulysse Nardin GMT ± Perpetual on my wrist.

Ulysse Nardin GMT ± Perpetual in 18k rose gold

In 1999 the Ulysse Nardin GMT ± Perpetual was the replacement of the Perpetual Ludwig, which was presented in 1996. The Perpetual Ludwig was an absolutely new kind of perpetual schedule watch. While perpetual schedules around then depended on conventional, now and then 100 years of age, development plans, the Perpetual Ludwig took off an entirely unexpected way. The profound dad of this new sort of perpetual schedule watch was Dr. Ludwig Oechslin.

A absolutely new planned perpetual schedule movement

Dr. Ludwig Oechslin the profound father

Ludwig Oechslin’s objective was to locate another more basic, utilitarian and solid plan, which should manage the most common issues for a perpetual schedule watch. Rapidly setting the date. Setting the date in reverse. Also, the capacity to autonomously address for the Gregorian schedules jump year recipe. For the last mentioned, other perpetual schedules need mediation by a factory’s watchmaker.

Poor readability is something else which doesn’t add to the reasonableness of normal perpetual schedules. To improve that too Ludwig Oechslin selected window shows rather than the ordinarily seen minuscule hands. En route, he developed an exceptional twofold digit show that places the two digits on a similar level. Giving simpler perusing of the date and year, and simultaneously, it adds to the style, compared to two-level frameworks. This creation was even enlisted under patent CH 688 671.

A unique twofold digit show that places the two digits on the equivalent level

GMT in addition to and minus

As the model name shows, the Ulysse Nardin GMT ± Perpetual adds a subsequent time-region, or GMT, usefulness to its archetype. The ± sign alludes to two catches along the edge of the watch’ case. A (- ) at 16:00, and a (+) at the situation of 20:00 hour.

(+) and (- ) catches puts on the two sides of the packaging

The second time region is appeared by a triangle-headed hand which ventures to every part of the dial in 24 hours. Strangely the 12 o’clock early afternoon sign is on top of the dial. While 24:00 or 00:00 hour, 12 PM, is at the base. Once during a supper, I had the chance to ask Mr. Oechslin about the purpose behind this. The appropriate response came from his inclination for space science. Around early afternoon the sun is at his most elevated point, so around early afternoon a 24-hour hand should face upward. As you’ll see at the photos, the 24-hour scale around the dial has two tones. A light upper part demonstrating the hours with the light of day, and a fairly more obscure base part, showing the night.

The second time region is demonstrated by a triangle tipped 24-hour hand

Enjoying the difference in the year again and again again

When setting the time during that time position of the crown, the moment , hour-and 24-hour hands are moving synchronized. When utilizing the (+) and (- ) catches, in any case, just the 12-hour hand bounces in additions of 60 minutes. This 12-hour hand clearly is the sign of nearby time at the watch. When interfering with it and forward over the 00:00 hour the schedule changes in like manner. That’s right, to and fro! The entire schedule, day, date, month and year. It’s difficult to accept and lovely to take a gander at. This way you’re ready to appreciate the difference in the year from December 31st 2017, to January first 2018 again and again 🙂


Specifications and numbers

Ulysse Nardin’s reference number of the GMT ± Perpetual in 18 carats rose gold is 326-22. The watch is cased in a delicate to some degree naturally planned packaging with a measurement of 38,5mm. A Nouvelle Lemania (presently Manufacture Breguet) type 1354 lays at the premise of the UN-32 development of the watch. Ludwig Oechslin’s perpetual schedule development was recorded under patent CH 680 630. The development supplies a force save of 48 hours and utilizations 34 bearing gems. In 1999 the first deals cost of the watch was only south of US$ 30.000,=. These days you might just have the option to discover one for a large portion of that cost. Data on the current Ulysse Nardin program can be found at .


The subsequent time region is demonstrated by a triangle tipped 24-hour hand (+) and (- ) catches puts on the two sides of the packaging An absolutely new planned perpetual schedule development The Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual on my wrist.