In celebration of 170 years of fine mechanical watchmaking, Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin is launching a limited edition Classico Collection timepiece with a “Grand Feu” Enamel dial.
The Classico Manufacture is driven by an in-house movement entirely conceived and developed by the Swiss manufacture, the UN-320 Caliber, with a silicium hairspring and anchor escapement that deliver superior accuracy.
The movement is set within a classically-designed steel edition timepiece that celebrates a pared-down design of great purity and elegance, at the center of which is the “Grand Feu” enameled dial. On the dial, the hour, minutes, small seconds and date are at 6 o’clock – a feature of the Classico Collection’s different executions.
Crafted in a limited edition of 170 – one for every year of Ulysse Nardin’s existence – the Classico Manufacture enables wearers to easily set the date backwards and forwards by using the stop seconds feature with a mere pulling of the crown; and rely with confidence on the 48-hour power reserve.
The unique dial is handcrafted in-house at Donzé Cadrans, a member of the Ulysse Nardin group of companies, and a rare specialist in the delicate art of enameled watch dials. The process of “Grand Feu” enamel is a traditional decorative technique mastered by only a handful of craftsmen in the world.
The shimmering white Grand Feu” enamel dial with the Roman numerals displays an intense blue that recalls a calm, cerulean sea. The 40 mm steel case of this Classico Manufacture version is secured with a leather strap.
Limited Edition to 170 pieces
In-house designed movement, with Ulysse Nardin certificate
Silicium hairspring and anchor escapement
Power-Reserve approximately 48 h
Small seconds-hand counter at 6 o’clock
Forward and backward date corrector
Stainless steel, flat: 9.60 mm
Diameter: 40 mm
Water-resistance: 30 m
Crystal: anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Case-back: screwed open case back with sapphire crystal
White Grand Feu enamel with roman numerals
Leather strap with a tang buckle