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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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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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A view on Mo's very special Ulysse Nardin Sonata Cathedral.

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amanico
Mo already posted some pictures of a watch he dreamt about, a very special Sonata Cathedral, with its silicium escapement and decoration on the dial. As you know, the Sonata Silicium was made in a limited edition of 500 pieces. Among these 500 pieces, a few were made with a special dial, or, more precisely, with dedicated red hands. 5 were planned, and-Mo, correct me if I am wrong- only 3 were finally produced...Story

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Ulysse Nardin Astronomical Watches: A step above the clouds.

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The Astrolabium was the first to be launched, in 1985, while the Planetarium came in 1988 and the Tellurium, in 1992. The first Astrolabium ( I can't remember who to credit for this photo. sorry ) : The first Planetarium: And the Tellurium, which as you can see, had conventional lugs: Made of yellow gold, these watches weren't, logically, available as a set. We had to wait a bit before seeing them offered as a set, with the new cases...Story

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An unexpected arrival: Ulysse Nardin Vintage Chronograph.

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I wanted to replace my Ulysse Nardin Monopusher Chronograph for a long time, one of the gone watches I miss the most, and was ( still am ) on the hunt for one. Till one day, one friend came with some watches he had for sale... Among these, a superb Vintage Chronograph I already saw some 12 or 13 years ago, which I could not forget. So, in 7 or 8 years, this was just the second time I saw this one...Story

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Ulysse Nardin Royal Blue Tourbillon. Simply Royal.

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Ulysse Nardin Royal Blue Tourbillon. Simply Royal. Mysterious, magic, envouting, the Royal Blue Tourbillon, made in collaboration with Christophe Claret, is the Watch of Superlatives, or a Superlative Watch, as you want. Introduced in the Ulysse Nardin Collection in 2005, it immediately came to the selective club of finest Tourbillons, along with the Girard Perregaux tourbillon with one or several gold bridges, the JLC Reverso platinum Tourbillon Skeleton or Gyrotourbillons, to name only a few which immediately come to my mind...Story

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Ulysse Nardin Freak: A journey into the Family.

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amanico
Since 2001 and the first Freak, to the Diavolo, in 2010, the least that we can say is that the Freak knew and saw many changes. In 2001, when the Freak comes, it is a big revolution in the watch world. First of all because we can consider it as the mother of all concept watches. Then, and most interesting, because it introduced a new material, silicium, to fight against the eternal problem of lubrification, which is one of the biggest challenge in horology, a few years before other brands such as Patek...Story

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