The Ulysse Nardin Dual Time Manufacture, just introduced at the Baselworld is a timepiece with nautical design elements that is built entirely in-house. The highlight of the watch is its adjustable forward and backward secondary time zones. Unlike many watches with dual time zones, this is void of exaggeration.
The Dual Time Manufacture is available in two versions – 43 mm cases of 18 karat rose gold and stainless steel. Both versions are also available in dial options of black or silver. Hidden nautical elements of the watch include the “home-time” aperture at 9 o’clock that resembles a porthole while the date aperture at 2 o’clock to a lesser extent also imitates the pothole design.
The home time is indicated via a 24-hour jumping mechanism at 9 o’clock and can be easily set by pressing (+) or (-) pushes located at 8 o’clock and 10 o’clock. With this easy to use mechanism wearer don’t even have to remove the watch from the wrist. Both the date and home time can be set forward or backward.
Powered by the in-house made caliber UN-334 self-winding movement with a silicon escapement, it features a 48-hour power reserve, 28,800 vph of frequency and a water resistance to 30 meters. Workings and craftsmanship of the 49 jewel movement is visible through the crystal case back.
Several options are available for the strap – leather strap in black or brown alligator leather with a folding buckle and a stainless steel bracelet with a folding clasp. Strap options in turn increase the available versions of the Dual Time Manufacture to six.
The Ulysse Nardin Dual Time Manufacture 18 karat rose gold comes with a price tag of $26,500. Pricing and more information are available upon request from Ulysse Nardin.
Source: Ulysse Nardin