Ulysse Nardin has decided to pay homage to the noble and extraordinary animal with the limited edition timepiece. The new Ulysse Nardin Hourstriker Horse is available in two versions: in rose gold and platinum, each produced in the limited quantity of 28 specimens.
Both editions boast hand-carved Jaquemarts on their genuine black onyx dials. Ulysse Nardin is one of the rare high horology manufacturers to use Jaquemarts. The striking mechanism means that in the sound-motion coupling, Jaquemarts move in synchronicity with each strike of a gong.
Both horse figurines set on its black onyx dial radiate amazing beauty, which can be seen in their deeply chiseled muscles, long and voluminous mane and tail, as well as in pronounced facial features. The Hourstriker Horse plays on hour and half hours on demand and it can be also set to “gong” the time in passing. Each time when the hammer hits the gong, the horse figurines perform in concert. Two “horses” Jaquemarts are crafted from either 18-karat rose or 18-karat white gold.
Ulysse Nardin Hourstriker Horse is powered with an efficient and reliable Caliber UN-610 self-winding movement which provides no less than 42 hours of power reserve when fully wound. The watch is protected on both sides with sapphire crystals. The water resistance of the case is assured down to 30 meters (approximately 100 feet).
As I have already mentioned, the new Hourstriker Horse is available in either 18-karat rose gold or platinum case (their referent numbers are 6106-130/E2-HORSE and 6109-130/E2-HORSE). The case measures 43mm in diameter and it is secured to the wearer’s wrist with a comfortable black, leather strap, fitted with a folding buckle.
Ulysse Nardin Hourstriker Horse is yet another example of music and motion telling time in rhythm within the iconic Hourstriker family. If you like this extraordinary timepiece, I recommend you to check other Ulysse Nardin timepieces equipped with the complex Hourstiker mechanism. It is also worth to mention that Ulysse Nardin is one of the earliest manufacturers to lead the rebirth of the striking mechanism.