I spotted a new version of the Ulysse Nardin Perpetual Calendar with GMT function at Viennatime.

Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, 250 pieces limited edition in platinum

The “GMT Perpetual” is an execution in a red gold case and one in a platinum case, both numbered and limited to 250 pieces. Click here to see the very first pictures …

The design of the new “GMT Perpetual” is very classical and straightforward compared to other executions and interpretations we have seen of that legendary Ulysse Nardin perpetual calibre before. To refresh your memory let me quickly outline the essentials: In 1996 Ulysse Nardin introduced the world’s most functional perpetual calendar. The master of watch innovation Ludwig Oechslin created it. The timepiece, named the Perpetual Ludwig, marked a major milestone in watchmaking history. It allowed the forward and backward adjustment of all calendar displays over a single crown, eliminating the need to return the watch to the manufacturer in case of setting mistakes. Unlike the standard lever system, the timepiece revealed the very first perpetual calendar mechanism driven by wheels and gears.

In my eyes even today this perpetual Ulysse Nardin timepiece with its GMT-function is still the leader of the pack. The watch seems to be pretty new since not even on the Ulysse Nardin website anything is mentioned yet…

Enjoy my pictures!

I had to take them under not ideal light conditions so they are not perfect – sorry!

 

Movement: Calibre UN-32 Manufacture, 34 jewels

Power-Reserve: Approx. 48 h

Winding: Self-winding with C.O.S.C.-certificate

Functions: Perpetual Calendar adjustable over single crown. 2nd time-zone on main dial with a patented quick setting mechanism; permanent home time indicated by 3rd  hand. Big date in double window

Available in 18 carat rose gold and platinum

Limited edition of 250 pieces each

Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, 250 pieces limited edition in red gold
Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, 250 pieces limited edition in red gold
Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, 250 pieces limited edition in red gold
Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, 250 pieces limited edition in red gold
Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, 250 pieces limited edition in red gold
Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, 250 pieces limited edition in red gold
Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, 250 pieces limited edition in red gold
Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, 250 pieces limited edition in red gold
Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, 250 pieces limited edition in red gold
Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, 250 pieces limited edition in red gold
Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, 250 pieces limited edition in red gold
Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, 250 pieces limited edition in red gold
Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, 250 pieces limited edition in red gold
Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, 250 pieces limited edition in red gold
Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, 250 pieces limited edition in red gold
Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, 250 pieces limited edition in red gold
Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, 250 pieces limited edition in platinum
Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, 250 pieces limited edition in platinum
Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, 250 pieces limited edition in platinum
Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, 250 pieces limited edition in platinum
Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, 250 pieces limited edition in Platinum
Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, 250 pieces limited edition in Platinum
Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, 250 pieces limited edition in platinum
Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, 250 pieces limited edition in platinum
Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, 250 pieces limited edition in platinum
Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, 250 pieces limited edition in platinum
Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, 250 pieces limited edition in platinum
Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, 250 pieces limited edition in platinum
Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, 250 pieces limited edition in platinum
Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, 250 pieces limited edition in platinum
Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, 250 pieces limited edition in platinum
Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, 250 pieces limited edition in platinum
Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, 250 pieces limited edition in platinum
Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, 250 pieces limited edition in platinum

 

 

Do you like the two watches? I think Ulysse Nardin did a great job and I especially like the platinum version … So cool!!!

 

 

 

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10 Comments

  • This is truly a calibre I would love to wear – C.O.S.C. certified no less — I purchased a JLC a number of years ago that was 5 minutes per 24 hours slow, so expensive does not equate to accurate. I acknowledge the need to reserve such fine movements to either limited edition or only gold or platinum cases to increase the exclusivity component of pricing, but I sure would love to see this exact watch in stainless.

  • Alexander, why are so many design guys drunken when they create new expensive watches? Why for example are the windows for day, date, month and year spread all over the dial of this UN watch like fallen apples around a tree? Do you see any logic in this strange design?

  • What a nice watch. I like the design. Now have a question is it correct that the in the window at 12 o’clock is the second time zone indicated? Confused since on your platinum version it shows Fri Spt 13 and 31? Or is the indicator at six the year and at twelve the date, but Sept only has 30 days?? In the old version of Ulysee Nardin their perpetual calendar took the leap years in consideration as well.

  • You are right, both the watches are really outstanding, especially, the platinum one!

    Unfortunately, it will be much too expensive for me!

    Anyway, thanks a lot for the nice write-up and lovely pictures!

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