The history of Ulysse Nardin watchesFounded in 1846, Ulysse Nardin was named after its founder, Ulysse Nardin, an accomplished watchmaker. Nardin first trained in horology under his father, Leonard-Frederic Nardin, and perfected his skills under the tutelage of Frederic William Dubois and Louis JeanRichard-dit-Bressel, two master watchmakers whose fame extended beyond the mountains of Neuchatel, Switzerland.In its 169 years of history, Ulysse Nardin had been widely respected as a specialist in marine chronometers. Among the most reliable and accurate ever made, Ulysse Nardin’s marine chronometers have seen service with the navies of some 50 countries during the mid-1800s. It’s consistent excellence has also been recognized by the award of 18 international gold medals and 4,300 first prizes in chronometrics.The first advancement of the company was the “Trilogy of Time”. This collection incorporated three different astrological pieces starting in 1985 with the release of the Astrolabium Galileo Galilei. The Astrolabium displays local and solar time, the orbits and eclipses of the sun and the moon and the positions of several major stars. It was named by the Guinness Book of Records in 1989 as the world’s most-functional watch (with 21 distinct functions). Dr. Oechslin then followed the Astrolabium up with two other astronomical watches: in 1988 the Planetarium Copernicus (named after the stargazing theaters called planetariums and of astronomer Copernicus) and in 1992 the Tellurium Johannes Kepler (named after the element tellurium and astronomer Johannes Kepler).GMT± Perpetual (1999)
In 1996, Ulysse Nardin launched the first Perpetual Calendar, which allowed forward and backward adjustment of all calendar functions over a single crown. In 1999 this calendar was coupled with the GMT± complication (one-press buttons that adjust the hour hand back and forth for international travelers) creating the GMT± Perpetual. The El Toro is the newest release to the collection.The Freak (2001)
The Freak Blue Phantom boasted an impressive 7-day power reserve with a carrousel tourbillon. In addition to powering the watch, the movement served double duty by rotating 360 degrees to keep track of hours and minutes and also debuted the Dual Indirect Escapement, which was constructed from silicon and thus minimized the need for lubrication. This was later followed up with the Freak Diavolo with 8-day power reserve, a flying second tourbillon and Silicium technology.
The Genghis Khan (2002)
The Stranger (2013)
Dual Time Manufacture, Anchor Escapement, Kering Group (2014)
Watch condition (please refer to photos)
Case: excellent condition
Movement: fully operational / checked for performance, authenticity and functionality
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