Ulysse Nardin has announced a special version of their Dual Time watch in the shape of a boutique edition. Limited to 99 timepieces only the Classic Dual Time Boutique Edition comes with an ‘eggshell’ coloured grand feu enamel dial and brown leather strap with folding clasp.
Ulysse Nardin Classic Dual Time Boutique Edition
Other versions of the Dual Time have been presented in the past as the perfect travelling companion for the wrist. The Classic Dual Time Boutique features a patented dual time zone that is easily adjusted in both directions at the push of a button which you will find on the left side of the case. These buttons adjust the hour hand for quick and convenient adjustment to the actual time at your current location. On the left side of the dial at the 9 o’clock position you will find a digital home time indicator. Displaying the home time in hours digitally you can read the minutes from the corresponding hand. On the 2 o’clock position you will find a large digital date display. Nicely centered in the lower part of the dial there is a small central second subdial. On the right side of the dial there is an indicator that displays the current setting for winding, adjusting the date and time. All of these functions are controlled by using the crown.
All is packed in a 42mm stainless steel case and the overal impression is that Ulysse Nardin has done a great job designing this watch. Being limited to 99 timepieces only at a price tag of just under 13K the Classic Dual Time Boutique is quite a good deal when you consider what you get. Great and functional design, grand feu enamel dial, dual time zone combined with an innovative in-house movement. More info in the press release which we have published below.
Grand Feu designates an enameling technique that goes back to the 17th century, and that is practiced today only by a handful of craftsmen, including those at Ulysse Nardin specialists Donzé Cadrans. Its delicate beauty has an eternal quality. On the dial, oversized roman numerals and black hands set off the double date display at 2 o’clock, and the oversized small seconds at 6 o’clock.
Equipped with the patented Dual Time zone feature, this timepiece is instantly adjustable both forwards and backwards with a mere push of a button.
These buttons feature at the 8 and 10 o’clock positions. When pressed, the pushers adjust the hour hand to a different time zone while the home time indicator at 9 o’clock continues its 24-hour cycle. An impressive mechanical complication that is very easy to use – one of Ulysse Nardin’s guiding ideals. The time and date setting is another example of the watchmaker’s perpetual quest for innovation in action. The selector is integrated in the crown allowing to change settings without pulling and pushing the crown.
The self-winding UN-324 manufacture movement with its 48-hour power reserve is set in a stainless steel case with a diameter of 42 mm, water resistant to 30 m, and held by a chic leather strap.
An enviable fusion of form and function, and a tribute to exquisite craftsmanship, the Classic Dual Time Enamel is a limited edition of 99 timepieces available exclusively at Ulysse Nardin boutiques.
Patented quickset 2nd time display with permanent home time at 9 o’clock Big Date display at 2 o’clock, quick setting forwards and backwards Simplified selection of winding, adjusting the date and time setting via an integral pusher crown
Small seconds-hand counter at 6 o’clock
Classic Dual Time Boutique Limited Edition, only 99 timepieces produced
Movement: In-house designed self-winding caliber UN-324
Power-Reserve: Approximatively 48 hours
Case: 42mm in stainless steel
Dial: Eggshell “Grand Feu” enamel
Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Case-back: Sapphire crystal
Bracelet: Leather strap with folding buckle
Price: € 12‘900.-, CHF 12‘900.- (timestamp June 2017)