Today's offering showcases this classic mens Ulysse Nardin. It has an elegantly shaped dress style case which is full size for the era and desirable crosshair dial.
Unlike many similar UN watches from the era found here in the States, which had cases made in the U.S. and from 14K gold, this is a true all Swiss UN creation and made in 18K gold.
Measuring 35mm in diameter without the crown by over 42mm long, it is in between the sizes of a Rolex Date and a Datejust.
Its elegant case with wide bezel is similar to certain Patek models from the era. Its pleasing dial has a crosshair design with arrowhead indices for the primary hours.
Powering it is its original well-made Ulysse Nardin handwound movement shock protected in two places with indirect sweep seconds.
It has just finished a true expertly done restoration. It has all of its original parts and presents in gorgeous condition.
Its case presents as just short of mint with only light signs of previous polishing and some wear to the insides of the lugs from a previously installed metal band. Its two hallmarks on the underside of lugs are both strong.
Its dial has been meticulously refinished - the printing could pass as UN factory done to the naked eye.
As part of the restoration a Master Watchmaker has overhauled the movement.
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 and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
A classic, vintage solid 18K Ulysse Nardin watch that presents beautifully for less than 1/10 the price of a new one.
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. 1960's
Serial no.: 5,509,003
Model: Ref. 5626
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: 18K gold
Case markings (outside): 5626, 694,973
Case markings (inside): UN logo, 18K gold, Swiss
Case condition: Just short of mint with only light signs of previous polishing and some wear to the insides of the lugs from a previously installed metal band. One very slight pin prick indention on the back of the soft 18K case. Its two hallmarks on the underside of lugs are both strong.
Dimensions: 35mm wide (excluding crown) by 42.5mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver, crosshair design, gold applique baton and arrowhead indices, expertly restored
Hands: Original, gold, batons
Movement markings: Ulysse Nardin, Swiss, 5,509,003
Movement type: Signed Ulysse Nardin, rhodium finished, Côtes de Genève decoration, shock protected in two places, 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 on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email email@example.com for details. 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 Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealership and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center. He also has done authorized watchmaking work for the Richemont Group's Service Center, owner of the following brands: A. Lange & Söhne, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Montblanc, Panerai, Piaget, Roger Dubuis, Vacheron Constantin and Van Cleef & Arpels.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
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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.
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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.