To celebrate the Chinese New Year, Swiss luxury watch brand Ulysse Nardin has created the “Year of the Rooster” Timepiece from its Classico Collection.
The breathtaking image of the Rooster, symbol of upcoming Chinese New Year as per traditional Chinese zodiac calendar, was created on the dial by utilising the centuries-old champlevé method of enameling.
A rare art form and one mastered by very few, the champlevé technique involves the carving of cells with a chisel directly on the dial, which are then filled with enamel. Its colors come from the careful blending of different metallic oxides. The piece is then fired until the enamel melts. For over 25 years, Ulysse Nardin has been bringing this artistry to its dials, and is in fact one of the only watch-makers devoted to the centuries-old craft. It is mastered in-house at Donzé Cadrans, a member of the Ulysse Nardin group of companies.
The “Year of the Rooster” is a limited edition of 88 pieces in 18-karat rose gold, powered by the self-winding UN-815 movement with its COSC certification.
Ref. 8152-111-2/ROOSTER 18ct rose gold
Limited Edition to 88 pieces
UN-815, COSC certified
Power reserve: Approximately 42 hours
Winding: Self-winding movement
18ct rose gold
Diameter: 40 mm
Water-resistance: 50 m
Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Case -back: Open case back with sapphire crystal fixed with screws
Enamel champlevé, «Rooster» motif
Leather with rose gold tang buckle