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Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater

Marina Milojević | 02.22.17 | 10:50 AM

Ulysse Nardin presents a new champlevé minute repeater, the North Sea. This exquisite new timepiece, created using the ancient decorative art, pays a striking tribute to the oil industry. The new watch, which is the latest addition to Ulysse Nardin’s Classic Collection, features a champlevé enameled dial revealing a detailed depiction of the magnificent off-shore drilling rigs that dig deep underground to allow the extraction of the world's "black gold". The scenery reveals a dramatic red sky as it highlights the detailed industrial structure, which rises majestically from the black sea. In the background appears another glistening champlevé rig, depicted as it works its way through the sea.

Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater
Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater
736-61/E2-OIL

The design is created using the medieval technique of enameling by firstly defining the outline of the design on a golden plate of a dial, by rendering the image in three dimensions. The enameller then lays down the different colored enamels, and then chisels the metal to perfection once the dial has been polished.

Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater

The amazing new minute repeater, available in either 18-carat rose gold or 18-carat white gold, moves and sounds to indicate the hours, quarter hours, and minutes. The structural gold cranes are actually the Jaquemarts, animated figures that come to life to indicate the time audibly and visually.

Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater
Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater
739-61_E2-OIL

Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater is powered by the Caliber UN-73, which is a manually wound mechanical movement equipped with a minute repeater function. Known for its crystalline chimes as well as for its impressive timekeeping performance, the caliber als features the automatic chime activation system. Placed securely into the case that is water resistant to 30 meters, the movement ensures a minimum of 36 hours of power reserve.

Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater

Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater is mounted on a matching leather strap with folding buckle. Available in a limited edition of 18 pieces worldwide.
736-61/E2-OIL – red gold
739-61_E2-OIL - white gold

Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater

Photos courtesy of Ulysse Nardin

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