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Ulysse Nardin Sonata: 16th birthday!

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amanico
There are few watches in my collection I remember the exact day, month and year of their purchase. The Sonata is part of them. I even remember, one year before, its announcement on the watch fora, and especially, our website. This day, on the 23rd of July 2020, it will be 16 years-yes, you read well- 16 years that I own it...Story

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Ulysse Nardin Hour Striker Phantom Devialet Limited Edition. First official pictures.

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amanico
Here is the new Ulysse Nardin Hour Striker " Phantom " Devialet Limited Edition. Devialet is a french company which makes loudspeakers. You will understand the link between such a company and the Hour Striker quite easily. The main problem of a striking watch is to offer a sufficient level of sound of good quality ( pitch / richness )...Story

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Ulysse Nardin Sonata 15th Birthday.

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amanico
Now, that is an Anniversary which counts as much as it surprises me to see how well this watch ages, all along or despite all these years. Well, the only thing which shows its age is the case, in my opinion, but for the rest, it is a kind of horological Dorian Gray, an eternal youth. I am still puzzled and in awe when I admire it, when I put it on my wrist. Its dial is very much my taste, as well as its controversial hands which are loved or hated, but which don't let anybody indifferent...Story

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SIHH 2019: Ulysse Nardin

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Ulysse Nardin was in my opinion one of the most convincing brands of the last SIHH. It has indeed managed to offer attractive new products while maintaining a certain pricing moderation, thus pursuing a strategic orientation initiated in recent years. This successful cocktail of audacity and reason can be summed up in one letter: X. X as Freak X...Story

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Ulysse Nardin Sonata. 14th birthday!

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amanico
I already wrote that... You remember the first moments of ownership of some watches in a very accurate way. This is the case for my Breguet Type XX Platinum, Salmon dial, for my Patek 5110P, for my Jaeger Lecoultre Master Minute Repeater, Reverso Septantième and Duometre à Chronographe, for the Polaris 1965, and, among others, my Ulysse Nardin Sonata. In 14 years, I had the time to live many, good or bad, moments with that Sonata...Story

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My Ulysse Nardin Freak 12th Birthday.

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amanico
If there are some watches which have a special place in a collection, the Ulysse Nardin Freak is one of them. I clearly remember the first time I saw it in the window display of a parisian AD. I just couldn't believe my eyes, and had to ask the dealer some more informations about this watch. I tried it, and I swore one day it would be mine...Story

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Ulysse Nardin Marine Grand Deck White Gold, Platinum and Rose Gold. Some thoughts.

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amanico
A family picture of the Marine Grand Deck, which first came in white gold, in 2016, then in platinum and rose gold. All these versions are limited to 18 pieces. The Grand Deck pays an homage to the marine universe, obviously: The dial is hand crafted wood marquetry, which evokes the... deck of a ship, the retrograde minutes are activated through a boom, which is controlled by 4 pulleys driving the nanowire, the minute hand is shaped like a mast...Story

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SIHH 2017: Ulysse Nardin Marine Tourbillon.

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amanico
I already wrote it, but 2017 re ignited my love for Ulysse Nardin, which unveiled a nice and interesting collection, this year. We'll certainly have the time to discuss each of them, but let me introduce you a watch from the 2017 collection which seduced and convinced me, the Marine Tourbillon. The Marine collection always pleased me, from the very first days of my horological journey. But I always had a problem with these watches: The presence of a discrete but ungraceful date at 6 o' clock, at the exception of an enameled version which was produced in limited edition in 1996, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the brand...Story

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SIHH 2017: Ulysse Nardin Classic Sonata.

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amanico
Since 2003 and the unveil of the first Sonata till this year, this model saw some strong evolutions. Let's keep in mind some dates: - 2003, unveil of the first Sonata, which was- and still is- a revolutionary alarm watch, as it displays a quite unique combination of complications: An alarm which you can set on 24 hours. An alarm countdown. A GMT...Story

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SIHH 2017: Ulysse Nardin Classico Manufacture and Marine Annual Calendar Chronometer.

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For once, I will compare two novelties, which were unveiled a few week ago, at the SIHH. The Classico Manufacture: The Classico Manufacture houses the Cal UN 320 which is an automatic movement, with a silicium hair spring and anchor escapement, all in house, offering a power reserve of 48 hours and allowing a date setting forward AND backward, which is one of the brand's speciality. The steel case is 40 mm big, and 9, 60 mm high, water resistant to 30 meters. Last but not least, the dial is made in enamel grand feu...Story

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