Ulysse Nardin was one of the earliest manufacturers to fuel the rebirth of the minute repeater. The minute repeater was made even more unique through the inclusion of animated figures called Jaquemarts on the dial and to this day, Ulysse Nardin remains the only manufacture in the world to use Jaquemarts on the dial of its minute repeaters.
This year Ulysse Nardin takes great pride in announcing an additional achievement in time-keeping art: the Circus Aventurine. A richly animated circus scene decorates a genuine aventurine dial. Each of the six figures is hand-carved in 18 ct gold. When the minute repeater lever is activated, the monkey begins interfering in the ballgame of the clown; this movement indicates the hour chiming. The trainer with the whip reaches out to the tiger, indicating the quarters. The tiger stretches its paw, indicating the minutes. The bear bows in front of the ballet dancer while the chiming mechanism is activated.
Model: Jaquemarts Minute Repeater Circus Aventurine (Ref. 740-88) 18 ct white gold
Power-Reserve: Approx. 48 h
Jaquemarts Minute Repeater
Chiming the hours, quarters, and minutes
Two different chimes
6 animated Jaquemarts in 18 ct white gold
Case, dial and strap
Case: 18 ct white gold
Diameter: 42 mm
Water-resistance: 30 m
Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Case-back: Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Band: Alligator leather strap, with folding buckle
Limited edition of 30 pieces.