Ulysse Nardin Stranger for Only Watch 2015 is a unique timepiece created for the Only Watch 2015 charity auction.
This one-of-a-kind watch is based on the Ulysse Nardin manufacture caliber 690 using silicium technology. The self-winding mechanism is built on 64 jewels and provides no less than 48 hours of power reserve when fully charged. The movement features escapement, anchor and balance spring in silicium.
This newcomer is not only quite easy to operate, but it also plays the the most iconic rock ballads ‘We are the Champions”, written by the famous British compositor Freddie Mercury. The CEO of Ulysse Nardin, Patrik P. Hoffmann said: “an organization with a good cause as impressive as The Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy is led by champions for champions. This motto was the inspiration for the “Only Watch Ulysse Nardin Stranger” timepiece, playing the melody ‘We are the Champions”.
The future owner of the watch can enjoy listening to the famous melody of the legendary music band Queen on the hour and on request thanks to the copyright granted exceptionally to Swiss watchmaking company for its participation to the charity cause association by the EMI Music Publishing Germany GmbH Company, sub-editor of Queen Music Ltd.
The mechanism is composed of a rotating wheel at the 12 o’clock position, which is held in place by a triangular bridge, and 10 blades in cherry red, each tuned to perform a music note. The musical wheel features small protrusions that strike the blades, thus creating ringing tones of the melody, a process that finally ends into a melody.
The new Stranger for Only Watch is housed in a black titanium case which measures 45mm in diameter. The case is shielded with anti-reflective sapphire crystals and constructed to resist water pressure up to 30 meters (about 100 feet).
The watch comes with an anthracite dial that has been enhanced with cherry red blades of the musical mechanism. From the rear, there is a medallion and 1/1 engraved.
Ulysse Nardin Only Watch Stranger (the referent number is 6903-125/OW) comes with an elegant black leather strap, ending with a folding buckle.