1950's Ulysse Nardin Vintage Mens Handwound Explorer Dial Watch - 18K Gold

Ulysse Nardin

Item No. 8847

Today's offering showcases this classic mens Ulysse Nardin. It has an elegantly shaped dress style case and strong black dial. Unlike many similar UN watches from the era it was made in 18K gold rather than 14K.

Measuring 34.5mm in diameter without the crown by 42mm long, it is in between the sizes of a Rolex Date and a Datejust.

The case has a pleasing design with downward lugs. Its gorgeous dial has an Explorer style configuration with numerals at the primary hours. Our photos couldn't do it justice.

Powering it is its original well-made Ulysse Nardin handwound movement.

It has just finished a true expertly done restoration. It has fully UN parts and presents in gorgeous condition.

Its case presents as mint with only light signs of previous polishing. Its dial has been meticulously refinished - the gilt printing could pass as UN factory done to the naked eye.

As part of the restoration a Master Watchmaker has overhauled the movement. Photos of the inside available upon request.

Amazingly after more than half a century it continues to run exceptionally well, keeping time like an new UN chronometer in our testing position.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new calfskin 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.

A classic vintage solid 18K Ulysse Nardin watch for less than 1/10 the price of a new one. And more than six decades old yet presents like new!

Ulysse Nardin:
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.: 6,004,594
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18k gold
  • Case markings (inside): UN logo, 18K gold
  • Case markings (outside): 15,314
  • Case condition: Mint
  • Dimensions: 34.5mm wide (excluding crown) by 42mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Gloss black, gold applique baton and Arabic indices, outer minute track, sunken subidiary seconds dial, expertly restored
  • Hands: Gold
  • Movement markings: Ulysse Nardin, Swiss, 6,004,594
  • Movement type: Signed Ulysse Nardin, rhodium finished, Côtes de Genève decoration, shock protected, index regulator
  • Band: Calfskin leather (aftermarket), fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
  • Width between lugs: 18mm
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
  • Serviced: A Master Watchmaker has overhauled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Amazingly after more than half a century it continues to run exceptionally well, keeping time like an new UN chronometer in our testing position. 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 extremely experienced team of four watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com 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.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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