Swiss luxury watch maker Ulysse Nardin, official sponsor of Monaco Yacht Show, has created the limited edition Marine Chronometer Annual Calendar Monaco, in celebration of 9 years of its partnership with the prestigious Yacht Show.
The Mona-co Yacht show is the world’s largest mega yacht exhibition, where luxury yacht builders from around the world re-veal their stunning creations. The highly-anticipated event takes place at Port Hercule in late September under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. Ulysse Nardin commemorates this incredible event with a special edition Marine Chronometer Annual Calendar Monaco, in a limited edition of 100 pieces.
A timepiece inspired by the historic marine chronometers upon which the reputation of Ulysse Nardin was founded, the Marine Chronometer Annual Calendar Monaco is an exquisite timepiece of impeccable pedigree, created in a limited edition of 100 pieces.
Last year, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Marine Collection, Ulysse Nardin created a Marine Chronograph incorporated an annual calendar for the first time. A mechanical annual calendar typically requires up to thirty components. But in pursuit of the principle of simplicity, Ulysse Nardin watchmakers managed to streamline the system to a mere 7 elements. Simple to use, beautiful to behold, this timepiece is the epitome of innovation in the service of practicality, as it requires a date adjustment only once a year. This achievement in purity and functionality celebrates the achievements of Ludwig Oechslin, the originator whose legacy is the quest for simplicity in even the most difficult complication.
The beating heart of this timepiece, the UN-113 caliber, including the silicium escapement and balance-spring, was made entirely in-house at the Ulysse Nardin workshop. It enables the calendar date-setting both forwards and backwards – yet another simplification.
Only 100 pieces of this extraordinary timepiece exist, a fact to which the “Limited Edition” engraving on the bracelet’s titanium insert can attest. With its COSC-certification, the precision self-winding movement combines the coveted annual calendar feature with a 60-hour power reserve.
A celebration of the Monaco Yacht Show is revealed in several details on the white lacquered dial with its distinctive blue Roman numeral indexes – a feature of each timepiece in Ulysse Nardin’s Marine collection. A stunning tribute to the event of the year comes in the form of “Monaco 2017” inscribed on the dial. The dates of the event (27, 28, 29, 30) and the month of September are highlighted in blue, instead of black, on the date disc.
The Marine Chronometer Annual Calendar Monaco is water resistant to 100 m and its 43 mm stainless-steel case is equipped with a fluted bezel and a rubberized screw-down security crown. An anti-reflective sapphire crystal reveals the UN movement in the open case back, and a rubber strap with a folding clasp and titanium element keeps it firmly in place.
Model: Marine Chronometer Annual Calendar Monaco
Limited Edition of 100 pieces
In-house designed movement
Silicium escapement and spring, 28’800 v/h
Power-Reserve: approximately 60 h
Chronometer COSC with power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock
Annual calendar, backward/forward setting, with months indicator at 6 o’clock
Small direct seconds and round date window at 6 o’clock
Diameter: 43 mm
Bezel: fluted, stainless steel
Crown: screw down security crown, covered with rubber
Water-resistance: 100 m
Crystal: anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Case-back: open case back with sapphire crystal
White lacquered with roman numerals in blue
Rubber strap with titanium element and folding clasp
€ 9’900.-, CHF 9’900.-