The new Ulysse Nardin Pride of Baltimore watch is the latest member of the well-known Classico Cloisonné collection. This novelty is inspired and named after one of the famous Baltimore Clippers which were used during the War of 1812 against the ships of Great Britain.
The Pride of Baltimore Classico Cloisonné is presented in two versions, each produced in the limited series of only 30 pieces. The first one houses the 18-karat white gold case (the referent number is 8150-111-2/BALT), while the second model features the 18-karat rose gold body (the referent number is 8156-111-2/BALT). Both models feature the same dials decorated with cloisonne enamel that depicts famous American caper’s ship from the early nineteenth century.
The round polished case of the new Ulysse Nardin watch comes with the diameter of 40mm. The case is protected on both sides with anti-reflective sapphire crystals. The case back of the watch is transparent and fixed with screws. The case is constructed to resist water pressure of up to 50 meters (about 165 feet).
Its either white or rose gold case incorporates on the right side the fluted crown which is encrusted on the top with the Ulysse Nardin’s logo blue enamel insert.
The new Ulysse Nardin Pays Homage to the American Historical Ship
The dial of the Pride of Baltimore Classico Cloisonné timepiece represents the finest art of enameling. The ship Pride of Baltimore is presented in the tiniest details and the liveliest colors.
To create the image of the famous ship, the masters have used a miniature grid of golden fiber with a length of 500mm (the thickness of thread is less than the thickness of hair). Before applying anything on the dial, each part of the picture has been divided by these gold wires to prevent the vitreous enamel to flow from its chamber.
The masters have combined various elements. Some opaque, translucent and transparent shades were used to get the perfect amalgams. It took approximately 50 working hours and 26 different processes to complete each cloisonné dial.
The gorgeous dial features twelve round hour indexes in gold and central hands. The hour and minute hands are coated with white fluorescent compound for the best legibility under low light conditions.
The Ulysse Nardin Pride of Baltimore Classico Cloisonné watch is equipped with the in-house made Caliber UN 815 self-winding movement with a COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres) certification. The impeccable mechanism provides the usual set of functions and it is capable of holding no less than 42 hours of power reserve. Ulysse Nardin teamed its new timepiece with an elegant brown leather strap with either white gold or rose gold buckle.