The year 2013 has been the great year for Ulysse Nardin so far. The high-end Swiss manufacturer launched several exquisite timepieces. Among them there is a gorgeous ladies’ watch tooled with the very first in-house designed and produced self-winding movement for women’s watches.
Ulysse Nardin Jade boasts a unique design which does not require pushing or pulling of the crown to set the date and time. This means that there is no more damaging of the ladies’ manicure while trying to pull out the crown. Thus the new watch also pays tribute to the female costumers.
The Chairwoman of Ulysse Nardin, Chai Schnyder, asked such a caliber from her late husband, Rolf Schnyder, 11 years ago. Now it is finally created! Considering the fact that it takes a long time for manicures to be properly done, Chai Schnyder hopes that female clientele would be cheered by such a development.
With the in-house manufactured Caliber UN-310, there is an incorporated pusher set at the 4 o’clock position which is designed to change the function of the crown. With this pusher, you can simply choose one of three options: winding (Position 1); setting the date forwards and backwards (Position 2); and setting the time (Position 3). You just have to twist the crown either forwards or backwards without any need to pull it out and to risk breaking your manicure.
The self- winding mechanical movement is built on 41 jewels and provides no less than 48 hours of power reserve.
The Jade: Fabulous Aaddition to the Styling
The first ladies’ watch equipped with the Caliber UN-310 is feminine, modern and it sparkles with dazzling splendor. The usage of jade in this model was the excellent choice. Jade, or on Chinese – Yu, was revered as China’s royal gem since 3,000 B.C. Further, this precious stone was honored as crystallized magic by the Chinese in the mid-Neolithic Age, about 8,000 years ago.
This exquisite timepiece is housed either in 18-karat white gold or 18-karat rose gold case which measures 36mm x 39mm. The watch boasts 413 sparkling diamonds, weighing 1.73 carats.
The flagship model in this range features four exceptional green jade horns that flank the bezel. It also boasts an amazing ring of emeralds and dazzling diamonds.
The case of the new Ulysse Nardin timepiece is protected on both sides with anti-reflective sapphire crystals and is constructed to resist water pressure of up to 30 meters (100 feet).
The watch features a mother-of-pearl dial encrusted with diamonds which further enhance its elegance. The rose gold model comes with the referent number 3106-125BC/991, the white gold version comes with the reference 3100-125BC/991, while the top model of this series with four green jade horns has the referent number 3100-126BC/991.
Ulysse Nardin also offered two types of wristlets; a satin strap or a leather one, each fitted with an 18-karat gold folding clasp.