The latest timepiece from the watchmaking house of Ulysse Nardin pays homage to the moon’s majesty. The new Classico Lady Luna timepiece is inspired by the moon in a different way and it accurately shows the moon’s rotation in a realistic representation (similar in principle to the limited-edition Moonstruck’s indication of the moon’s phases and based on a development from 2003 with Ludwig Oechslin DNA).
The new Ulysse Nardin Classico Lady Luna Watch depicts the moon’s rotation in a realistic representation. It illustrates the moon’s angle of illumination, as the moon rotates around the center of the dial, which symbolizes the Earth, thus making one rotation in 12 hours. Its color changes over the course of 29.5 days. They increase and decrease as the moon wanes or waxes. The moon phase indicator can be adjusted via a corrector which is positioned at the 4 to 5 o’clock position.
This novelty is housed in an elegant 18-karat rose gold case which measures 35mm in diameter. Ulysse Nardin offered two versions, one with 76 diamond (weighing 0.88 carats) while the other comes without diamonds (their referent numbers are 8296-123-2/91 and 8296-123BC-2/91-AV).
Depending on the model, the white mother of pearl dial can be either set with 7 diamonds or it can boast a blue aventurine encrusted with 72 diamonds (totaling 0.13 carats).
Ulysse Nardin Classico Lady Luna is equipped with the Caliber UN-829 self-winding movement which provides the usual set of functions (hour, minute and seconds), as well as a date function. A round black-on-white date display is placed at the 6 o’ clock position. The mechanism is capable to store enough power to keep the watch working for no less than 42 hours when fully charged.
Its case is shielded with anti-reflective sapphire crystals and the sapphire case back of the watch is fixed with screws. The case is constructed to provide water resistance up to 50 meters (about 165 feet).
This dressy newcomer is attached to a luxurious leather bracelet, ending with a tang buckle in 18-karat rose gold. If you fancy slim and classic looking timepieces, then the new Classico Lady Luna might be a perfect choice for you.