We are proud to offer this rare and gorgeous Ulysse Nardin chronometer automatic wristwatch, a very distinctive example of one of their vintage watches made for the U.S. market.
In the 1950's, the era that culminated in designs like the '57 Chevy and the '59 Cadillac fine, Ulysse Nardin created some dramatic models only for the less restrained U.S. market. Such is the case with this special vintage classic, sure to be appreciated on your wrist.
As a men midsize, by today's standards it is a unisex size well-suited to a man with smaller wrists or a woman.
Unlike most of the more dramatically cased watches which have handwound movements, this watch has a very fine automatic chronometer movement constructed and adjusted to maintain accuracy across a wide range of temperatures.
It is fully original UN down to the UN contract case for the U.S. market, cabochon winding crown and all hands. It is in excellent original condition. Our photos don't do it justice.
Its case is in better than near mint condition. Its silver dial is original and untouched with a 3-6-9 Explorer style configuration and has warmed slightly completing the vintage look.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It winds very smoothy is running strong and accurately.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Ulysse Nardin is best known by many collectors for creating chronometers, extremely accurate time keeping instruments. Their marine chronometer used by ship's captains to plot and follow the correct course while at sea. By employing sextants and chronometers, a captain could track the changes in his course over time and determine the exact location of his ship, and Nardin's marine chronometers were among the most reliable and sought after.
Manufacturer: Ulysse Nardin
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year made: c. 1950's
Serial no.: 6,511,997
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men - today a unisex watch
Case material: 14K gold
Case markings (outside): 14K gold
Case condition: Better than near mint with slight remnants of wear to the back
Dimensions: 30.5mm wide (excluding crown) by 37mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver, gold applique Arabic and half spherical indices, original, lightly aged and warmed in tone
Hands: Original, gold, "Lances"
Movement type: Signed Ulysse Nardin, rhodium finished, shock protected, index regulator
Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Width between lugs: 16mm
Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.