Today's offering showcases this classicly styled mens high-beat Ulysse Nardin. A full sized watch, it has an elegant and shapely case similar to a Rolex Datejust and lightly textured silver dial.
Measuring 36mm in diameter, it is the same size as a Rolex Datejust. And like a Rolex, it is powered by an automatic movement that has been officially certified as chronometer, the highest distinction given to a watch movement. It also has a quick-setting date, something not found on Datejusts until the 1980's.
But is has a very unique and pleasing engine. Besides being a certified chronometer, it also features a high frequency 36,000 beats per hour balance system, twice the speed of many traditional watches and the fastest beat rate of the era, insuring exceptional accuracy.
Only a few specialist models of watches from a handful of brands beat at 36,000 per hour. As both a high frequency watch and a officially certified chronometer, this watch would have been among the very best when it came to accuracy in a widely-produced watch at the time.
It presents in gorgeous condition. It case presents as better than near mint with a few very small remnants of wear to the back and fairly light signs of previous polishing. Its dial, which appears to be original, presents as mint. Its hands have a thin black stripe mirroring the markers. See the furthest cropped out photo to view how the hands look in person.
One of our Master Watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It is running exceptionally strong and true, keeping time better than many brand new UN or Rolex watches in our testing position.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new Italian calfskin strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
We also now have brand new vintage style distressed leather straps that would look fabulous on the watch and give it a more casual look if you would like. Please inquire if you're interested.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
An over four decade old classic Ulysse Nardin chronometer that presents almost like new on the wrist!
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. late 1960's to 1970's
Serial no.: 036,320
Model: Ref. A4620
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Quick-Setting Date
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (inside): UN logo, Stainless Steel, Swiss
Case condition: Presents as better than near mint with a few very small remnants of wear to the back and fairly light signs of previous polishing.
Dimensions: 36mm wide (excluding crown - 38.5mm including) by 44mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver, lightly textured, steel applique baton indices, outer minute track, appears original and mint
Hands: Original, steel, faceted "batons" with a thin black stripe down the cetner that mirrors the markers. See the furthest cropped out photo to view how the hands look in person.
Movement markings: Ulysse Nardin, Swiss, NB 11 OU, Swiss 25 Jewels
Movement type: Signed Ulysse Nardin caliber NB 11 OU, rhodium, shock protected, micrometer regulator
Band: Italian calfskin, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also now have brand new vintage style distressed leather straps that would look fabulous on the watch and give it a more casual look if you would like. Please inquire if you're interested.
Width between lugs: 19mm
Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, one of our Master 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. It is running exceptionally strong and true, keeping time better than many brand new UN or Rolex watches 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 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 and also has done authorized work for the Richemont brands including Cartier, Vacheron & Constantin, IWC, JLC and others.
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.