Ulysse Nardin will have its inaugural attendance at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2017 in Geneva. Besides the charming Hourstriker Pin-Up model which depicts a burlesque dancer and peacocks, the show will also see a new version of Ulysse Nardin’s Classico Manufacture timepiece that features an enamel and guilloche dial.
The elegant and refined Ulysse Nardin Classico Manufacture Grand Feu highlights the delicate art of enameling. The exquisite translucent blue enamel dial is handcrafted in-house by Donzé Cadrans, a member of the Ulysse Nardin group of companies, who specializes in the fine art of enameling. There is only a handful of craftsmen skillful in this traditional decorative technique which began to be used in the 17th century.
On a guilloche plate, with a splendid wave motif, translucent enamel is applied and oven-fired, to keep the unique look in which the pattern is visible under the translucid blue coating. The gorgeous blue dial of the new Classico Manufacture Grand Feu comprises the slender hour and minute hands which point to classic Roman numerals, as well as a small seconds sub-dial at the 6 o’clock position and a round date display which is set at the bottom of the dial. The date can be set in both directions forwards or backwards via the winding crown.
Ulysse Nardin Classico Manufacture Grand Feu is housed in an elegantly shaped, round case measuring 40mm in diameter. The case is crafted from stainless steel and it is shielded with sapphire crystals. The case construction provides water resistance up to 30 meters (approximately 100 feet).
The beating heart of the new version of the Ulysse Nardin Classico Manufacture timepiece is the in-house designed and manufactured caliber UN-320 self-winding movement that is capable to store enough power to keep the watch ticking for no less than 48 hours when fully wound. The precise and reliable mechanism is built on 39 jewels and it features silicium hairspring and anchor escapement. From the rear, the screwed sapphire crystal case back allows the future owner of this gorgeous timepiece to admire its fine mechanics.
Ulysse Nardin Classico Manufacture Grand Feu (ref. 3203-136-2/E3) comes with a matching blue leather strap, fitted with a tang buckle. The watch will be officially presented at SIHH 2017 that will be held from 16th to 20th January 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. The expected retail price will be around €8,500 (approximately $9,200).