U LY S SE N A RDI N Ulysse Nardin Dual Time Manufacture Lady Reveals a Fresh Face, New Movement.
A classic beauty, the Dual Time Manufacture Lady shows a fresh face and new movement. Both ladylike and practical, this lovely timepiece communicates a style of elegance and playfulness powered for the first time by the in-house conceived and manufactured Caliber 334. Offered in a winter white palette that shim- mers with the iridescence found only in mother of pearl – the outer coating of a pearl – and a rich, shiny black, the watch is available in these two dial colors and two styles, as well. Both are decorated in gold or stainless steel and diamonds ga- lore with elegant and colorful wristbands to match. For the woman who prefers a wealth of sparkle, she can select the time- keeper adorned with diamonds encircling the entire bezel. The model with the sleek, unembellished bezel is ideal for the woman who finds less to be more. Each alluring version features a face that exudes a timeless radiance, dressed up by a very whimsical Roman numeral XII encompassing 12 diamonds; diamond hour markers; small seconds at 6 o’clock comprised of 12 diamonds; and even more diamonds decorating the crown. The hour and second hands, and iconic Ulysse Nardin anchor, are crafted in gold, adding to the wristwatch’s lasting allure. Devised with frequent travelers in mind, the dual time manufacture – a significant milestone in the history of contemporary watchmaking – allows wearers to adjust the second time zone and date forward, as well as backward. The movement, implemented here for the first time in the lat-
est version of the Dual Time Lady, is an extension of this great feat. Easy to read and adjust, the “home time” indicator advances steadily over 24 hours in an aperture at 9 o’clock, while the small hand can easily be aligned with local time, either forward or backward. This is achieved by pressing the (+) or (-) pushers at 10 o’clock and 8 o’clock, without having to remove the watch from the wrist or interrupt its timekeeping. The large date display synchronizes with the hour hand adjusters, for the date moves automati- cally forward or backward when adjust- ments are made over midnight. An exquisite timepiece for the woman on the move, the Dual Time Lady bares not only the soft side of Ulysse Nardin but it also represents the manufacture’s commit- ment to enhancing its Ladies Collection. With the implementation of such move- ment, the Dual Time Lady is both a state- of-the-art timepiece and a dazzling piece of jewelry. For nearly 170 years, Ulysse Nardin has forged ahead, anchored in seafaring roots with sights set on the horizon. Forever in- ventive, the manufacturer remains stead- fast in its pioneering precision of fusing bold innovation with undeniable style. No- vember 2014 heralds a new era for Ulysse Nardin who joined Kering’s “Luxury – Watches and Jewellery “ division. Through this acquisition, Kering will support the continuation of Ulysse Nardin’s path of in- novation and ensure the future growth of independence in the manufacture of in- house movements.
| DECEMBER 2015
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