Today's offering showcases this striking large mens high-beat Ulysse Nardin. An uncommon model, it has a very distinctive and strong retro styled case and royal blue dial.
Measuring 40mm in diameter without the crown, it is the diameter of a Rolex Submariner or GMT. 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.
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 restored condition. It has just finished a true expertly done restoration and presents as about a 9.7 out of 10. Its striking case, whose entire wide bezel is finished in a soleil brushing, presents as mint. Its dial has been meticulously refinished - the printing could pass as UN factory done to the naked eye.
As part of the restoration a watchmaker freshly overhauled it. It is running very strongly. For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new leather 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 full-page custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
An over four decade old classic Ulysse Nardin chronometer that presents 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. 1970's
Serial no.: 8,651,171
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Quick-Set Date
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (inside): Stainless Steel, Swiss
Case markings (outside): UN logo, 4,508,820
Case condition: Presents as mint with a protective sticker on the back
Dimensions: 40mm wide (excluding crown - 42mm including) by 42mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Royal blue, steel applique baton indices, outer minute track, expertly refinished
Hands: Original, steel, "batons"
Movement markings: Ulysse Nardin, Swiss, M 11 MJ, Swiss 25 Jewels
Movement type: Signed Ulysse Nardin caliber M 11 MJ, 25 jewels, rhodium, shock protected, micrometer regulator
Band: Leather, 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: Mineral glass, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, as part of the restoration a watchmaker freshly overhauled it. It is running very strongly.
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 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 did contract watchmaking work for the Richemont Group, 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.
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.