Ulysse Nardin updated the Dual Time Manufacture watch that was introduced last year at Beslworld watch fair. The redesigned edition consists of two models – the first one comes with a vivid blue face, encrusted with a geometric rope pattern and it is produced in the limited series of only 500 specimens, while the second one is a classic variant that features a warm ivory dial.
A lively blue model (ref. 3346-126LE_93) comes with triangular applied gold indices and hour and minute hands which are partly skeletonized and partly filled with luminous substance for the better visibility under low light circumstances.
The second ultra-classic and elegant version (ref. 3346-126_90) features some straight gold applied indices and a specific Roman Numeral at the 12 o’clock position. The hour and minute hands are also partly skeletonized and partly lumed, but they are differently shaped. Actually, they are the same as on the last years models, while we can say that the blue rendition boasts a different shape of the hands.
Both Dual Time Manufacture 2015 timepieces are equipped with the in-house manufactured caliber UN-334 which is tooled with a quickset function that helps the wearer to set the local time as easy as possible. The self-winding movement comes with a silicon escapement that needs no lubrication at all and that is not magnetic. Furthermore it is extremely resistant to corrosion. The 49 jewels movement oscillates at the rapid frequency of 28,800 alternations per hour (4 Hz) and offers approximately 48 hours of power reserve.
The hour hand can be managed by two push-pieces at 8 and 10 o’clock positions, whilst the crown can adjust the movement in both directions. The home time is showed via a jumping 24-hour indicator which is placed at the 9 o’clock position, while a double date aperture is situated at the 2 o’clock position. Although the date function can be adjust independently of other functions, if a wearer corrects the home time by pressing the pushes (+) or (-), the calendar will be automatically synchronized, and the timekeeping function will remain uninterrupted. The dial also boasts an oversized small seconds counter which is located at the 6 o’clock position.
Both new versions of the Ulysse Nardin Dual Time Manufacture are crafted from 18-karat rose gold. The round cases measure 42mm in diameter and they are constructed to resist water pressure up to 30 meters (about 100 feet). The watch case is shielded with a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating in the front, while sapphire crystal in the case back expose the inner beauty of the watch.
The Ulysse Nardin Dual Time Manufacture watches are teamed with leather straps in matching colors – either brown or blue – ending with folding buckles.