This year at Basel watch fair, Ulysse Nardin will present its new Dual Time Manufacture timepiece that enables the second time zone and date to be set both forward and backward. This novelty is tooled with an exceptional movement that has been entirely developed, designed and created in Ulysse Nardin workshops.
The in-house manufactured caliber UN-334 has a beating rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz) and it is capable to store enough energy to keep the watch ticking for at least 48 hours. The self-winding movement is built on 49 jewels and equipped with a silicon anchor, an escape wheel and roller, as well as with a patented 1.1.1. silicon balance spring which guarantees amazing accuracy and also diminishes any need for lubrication. Furthermore, this impeccable mechanism can be seen through a sapphire crystal case back.
Depending on the model, the new Ulysse Nardin Dual Time Manufacture Watch is housed either in an 18-karat rose gold case or in a stainless steel one. The case measures 42mm in diameter and it is shielded with anti-reflective sapphire crystals on both sides. The case construction provides water resistance of up to 30 meters (about 100 feet).
There is also a choice between two types of dials: silver-plated and black ones. Whichever color you choose, dial details are the same. A big date double window is situated at the 2 o’clock position; an oversized small seconds subsidiary dial is placed at the 6 o’clock position, while a home time display is located at the 9 o’clock position. The home time indicator can be adjusted both forward and backward by pressing the (+) or (-) push pieces which are set at 10 and 8 o’clock positions. Also, its calendar function will be automatically synchronized and its timekeeping function will stay uninterrupted.
In addition to the choice of dial colors and case materials, there is also a choice among different wristlets: a leather strap, a stainless steel bracelet or a rose gold bracelet with a deployment buckle.
This newcomer is yet another perfect timekeeping companion for frequent travelers and explorers. In less than two months, we will have opportunity to see this exquisite timepiece in Basel, Switzerland.