Swiss luxury watch brand Ulysse Nardin introduces a new, in-house developed musical mechanical watch based on caliber UN-690 using silicium technology. The first in this series of limited edition timepieces plays the melody “Strangers in the Night” — the legendary song made in 1966.
Ulysse Nardin, a veteran manufacturer of groundbreaking timepieces with musical soul, such as the Genghis Khan or Alexander the Great Westminster tourbillon minute repeaters, goes a step further with its latest mechanical, self-winding musical watch incorporating silicium technology in the escapement and anchor of its in-house UN-690 movement. Uniquely, the time is set by activating the crown functions over a pusher instead of the traditional action of pulling the crown. This important advancement allows the owner to adjust the time with significant ease.
Complementing the degree of engineering and other highly skilled expertise necessary to bring this watch to life is a playful side. The Ulysse Nardin Stranger was inspired by the classical music box; it’s as if an actual music box was whittled down and flattened to become this superb timepiece. In development for more than five years, it is a watchmaking marvel: a marriage of movement, design and music.
Limited edition: 99 pieces
Escapement, anchor and balance spring in silicium
Power-reserve: Approx. 48 hours
Hours, minutes, seconds
Selection of functions by integral pusher crown
Melody played on the hour or on request
On/off selector for the melody function
18 carat rose gold
Diameter: 45 mm
Water-resistance: 30 m
Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Crown: with special pusher
Small seconds and date display at 6 o’clock
Music box mechanism on rotating disc with 10 blades
Leather strap with a folding buckle