The 170th Anniversary Limited Edition Classico Manufacture (ref. 3203-136LE-2/E0) is powered with the in-house manufactured caliber UN-320 which has been entirely conceived and developed by the Swiss manufacture. The impeccable movement features a silicium hairspring and anchor escapement that deliver outstanding precision. The self-winding mechanism is built on 39 jewels, oscillates at the semi-rapid frequency of 21,600 alternation per hour (3 Hz) and is capable to provide no less than 2 days (48 hours) of power reserve. The sapphire crystal case back reveals the inner beauty of the watch.
The movement is housed in a classically-designed stainless steel case measuring 40mm in diameter and just 9.60mm in thickness. The anniversary watch is proven to be water resistant up to 30 meters (about 100 feet).
Underneath the front sapphire glass lies a shimmering Grand Feu enamel dial which has been handcrafted in-house at Donzé Cadrans, a member of the Ulysse Nardin group of companies, and a renowned specialist in the traditional decorative technique which began to be used in the 17th century.
The process of Grand Feu enamel took its name from the extreme heat (between 760 and 900° C) required to fuse the enamel powder in the kiln.
The white Grand Feu enamel dial of the Ulysse Nardin Classico Manufacture 170th Anniversary Edition comprises the Roman numerals colored in intense blue, the blued hour and minute hands, a small seconds counter and a black-on-white date window which are located at the 6 o’clock position.
The Classico Manufacture 170th Anniversary timepiece enables its future owners to easily set the date backwards and forwards by using the stop seconds feature with a mere pulling of the crown.
This novelty is issued in the limited series of only 170 pieces – one for every year of manufacturer’s existence.
The new Ulysse Nardin’s watch will be kept secured to its future wearer’s wrist with a comfortable blue alligator leather strap. The retail price is Euro 8,500 (approximately $9,600).