Vintage Ulysse Nardin watches occupy an interesting niche in the world of collectible horology. For many potential buyers for whom a Rolex might be a little too showy and ostentatious, a vintage Ulysse Nardin might make an ideal choice. Ulysse Nardin was founded in in the Swiss town of Le Locle, which many readers will recognise as also being the home of the Zenith company.
Inspired by Diver Le Locle, a watch it produced inthe new releases reinforce the relaunch of the Diver Chronometer Collection in September this year. The concave bezel and domed sapphire glass are the same as on the 44 mm models launched in September, but the timepieces now have an unexpected vintage look, with an uncluttered sandblasted dial, touches of retro beige, and a central second instead of a small second counter. All the essential diver codes are here: Superluminova on the 0, hands, and notched rotating bezel, and water resistance to meters.
Stainless Steel case is approximately 36 mm excluding crown. Caliber N74 Swiss automatic movement. Circa
This week brings us a pair of interesting chronographs—one a rare take on the classic Heuer Monaco, and the other a modern-sized triple-calendar chronograph from Ulysse Nardin —alongside a Patek Philippe of unusual provenance. As expected, the vintage watch market is still going strong. As we began building our list for this week we found no shortage of inventory online, and you can expect to see more exceptional vintage watches in the weeks to come.
All four models are individually numbered on the case, but part of the regular collection. They are all stainless steel and equipped with in-house automatic movements. Historically the oldest of the four is inspiration for the Classico Paul David Nardin.
Continuing to push back the limits in Haute Horlogerie, from January Ulysse Nardin will offer a 5-year warranty on its mechanical timepieces. Launch of the Marine Tourbillon Grand Deck : Evoking the golden age of yachting is the patented time display: a boom pulled by super-strong nanowires that incorporates a majestic tourbillon. Continues path of innovation in watchmaking with the launch of the 6th in-house developed and manufactured movement in twelve months: the UN for Dual Time Manufacture with fast time-zone and date settings.
It is tempting to make an impulse purchase on a nice-looking vintage timepiece that you see in the window of an antiques dealer or watch shop. However, there are many traps you can fall into — traps of which even the seller may be unaware. So make sure to do your homework and learn about the watch you want to buy.
InUlysse Nardin founded his an eponymous brand, one that would one day become famous for making precision instruments. But not just any instruments. From the very beginning, Ulysse Nardin himself specialized in marine chronometers, precision clocks made to help maritime navigation, an idea that remains a cornerstone for the brand that bears his name. In the middle of the 19 th century, the exploration of the seas was already largely completed and seaborne trade was rapidly growing.
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