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Ulysse Nardin - North Sea Minute Repeater

Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater

Ulysse Nardin presents the North Sea, a striking new champlevé minute repeater.

Paying tribute to the oil industry, the Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater is the latest addition to the Classic Collection.

Finely crafted in gold and champlevé enamel, this timepiece is an incredibly realistic depiction of the mighty off- shore drilling rigs that dig deep for the world's precious "black gold". The glimmering champlevé rig, seen from a low angle, rises majestically from the black sea, with its delicately wrought waves in the foreground. A dramatic red sky highlights the stunningly detailed structure, while in the background, another golden rig works industriously away.

North Sea Minute Repeater

Three 18-Karat gold cranes - the Jaquemarts - move and sound when the minute repeater is activated indicating the hours, quarter hours and minutes. The North Sea Minute Repeater is powered by the UN-73 manual movement which has a power reserve of opproximately 36 hours


North Sea Minute Repeater


The champlevé enamel technique is a genuine rarity and this one is a fine example of this ancient art. First introduced in the 12th century, the champlevé enamel technique is mastered by only a handful of craftspeople world- wide. Firstly, it requires the engraver to define the design on gold plate, carefully creating the image in three- dimensions. The enameller then lays down the different-colored enamels. Finally, the effect is brought vividly to life by the engraver who chisels the metal to perfection once the dial has been polished. Minimal black indexes, and streamlined hour and minute hands allow the final results – the powerful champlevé rigs - to take center stage on the rose-gold dial.


North Sea Minute Repeater

North Sea Minute Repeater

Lecture 1 Comment(s)

1 March 2017
gerard vandenbussche
Très belle.

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