With the brand new Classico America limited edition watch collection, Swiss luxury watch manufacture Ulysse Nardin pays tribute to the America’s Cup, the oldest trophy in international sporting as well as the most important yachting competition of all time.
In August 1851, members of the New York Yacht Club (NYYC) raced the “America” schooner to victory in England’s Royal Yacht Squadron’s 100 Pound Cup. After this triumph, the trophy was renamed the America’s Cup in honor of the winning vessel.
Celebrating this landmark moment in yachting history and showing support of the 35th America’s Cup as an official partner of Team Artemis Racing, Ulysse Nardin introduces Classico America, a limited-edition watch collection of 30 pieces, each in 18-karat-white and rose-gold with enamel cloisonné dial featuring « Schooner America» motif.
Set within a 40mm-diameter dial is an authentic depiction of the America in all its glory. The ocean seems to brace for the schooner’s cutting-edge hull to slice through the surface. The daunting terrain of the Isle of Wight is its backdrop and pales in comparison to the ship’s colossal masts and sails. It’s as if one can feel its speed and is transported back in time to partake in the excitement of the America getting ready to secure the trophy. Its seafaring force is undeniable and brought to life through the enamel cloisonné technique.
Ref. 8150-111-2/AMERICA: 18ct white gold
Ref. 8152-111-2/ AMERICA: 18ct rose gold
Limited Edition to 30 pieces
UN-815, COSC certified
Power reserve: Approximately 42 hours
Winding: Self-winding movement
Diameter: 40 mm
Material: 18 carat rose or white gold
Water-resistance: 50 m
Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Case back: Open case back with sapphire crystal fixed with screws
Enamel cloisonné, « Schooner America» motif