Ulysse Nardin welcomes the Goat as the eighth animal sign of the 12-year cycle of animals in the Chinese zodiac. A dependable, calm and intelligent creature, the goat shines in creativity and symbolizes peace and harmony. This animal stands independently, preferring the solace of introspection and observation.
Ulysse Nardin celebrates the character of this amazing creature with the new Classico Goat timepiece that continues the exceptional tradition of champlevé enamel creation.
Being one of the world’s only watch manufacturers dedicated to this extremely rare, centuries-old craft, the Swiss watchmaker presents a lifelike depiction of the goat which has been created by using the highly complex champlevé method of enameling. In this rare art, cells are carved with a chisel directly on the watch dial and filled with enamel. The color palette is generated from various metallic oxides. After that, the piece is fired until the enamel melts. The final result is a realistic and picturesque scene that can only be achieved by the skillful hands of masters.
The beautiful dial of the new limited-edition timepiece depicts a goat with two kids which are all set against a vibrant blue backdrop, and surrounded by delicate golden plants.
The beating heart of the new Ulysse Nardin watch is the self-winding UN-815 movement which comes with the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres ( COSC) certification. The mechanism can store enough energy to keep the timepiece ticking for at least 42 hours when fully wound and it is sealed against the ingress of water pressure up to 50 meters (about 165 feet). The impeccable movement is visible through the exhibition sapphire crystal case back.
Ulysse Nardin Classico Goat is produced in the limited series of only 88 pieces. Each timepiece is housed in an elegant 18-karat rose gold case which measures 40mm in diameter. The referent number of the new Classico Goat model is 8156-111-2/CHEVRE.
As the lunar year of the goat is approaching (it begins on February 19, 2015) more and more manufacturers present their special edition models which welcome the Chinese Year of the Goat. Some of them are Chopard, Jaquet Droz, Panerai, Vacheron Constantin, Angular Momentum & Manu Propria.