Ulysse Nardin: time is music

Notes become apparent: the sound of tongues and the spinning Stifplatte are attached to the Zifferblat

Ulysse Nardin has a long tradition of watches with musical Interior, the models of Genghis Khan and Alexander the great Westminster Tourbillon minute repeater were ground-breaking. Continues with the current development of a mechanical music clock with automatic winding Ulysse Nardin is still a step. The Strangerspielt upon request hourly “strangers in the night” in clear, well-austarierten notes – and the wrist. The mechanism is modeled after a classic game watch, is seeing their game work through a sapphire glass in action. The development of this wonder plant of the watchmaker’s art has taken over five years to complete. The development of the watch was inspired by the musician and conceptual artist Dieter Meier is involved since 1983 Ulysse Nardin.

Dieter Meier, musician and initiator of the stranger and Chai Schnyder, widow of the CEOs Rolf Schnyder

The piece of music is not the only technical highlight of the watch. The manufacture from Le Locle sets UN-690 work produced in the own factory on silicon technology for inhibition and anchor. To adjust the time, the Crown not as usual pulled out, but a trigger is activated. So, the owner of the timepiece can easily changing the time. Also, other functions can be set via the handle Crown including the elevator, the pre-or reset the date, and the correction of the time. While the Crown is rotated each simply forwards or backwards. At 10 o’clock the on / off lever handle is located, with the music mechanism is enabled or disabled. This, the melody is programmed so that it sounds every hour or not at all. The stranger is produced in a limited edition of 99 numbered copies in rose gold and will cost EUR 97 000.


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