Ulysse Nardin Classic Dual Time Boutique Edition

Ulysse Nardin has announced a special version of their Dual Time watch in the shape of a boutique edition. Limited to 99 timepieces only the Classic Dual Time Boutique Edition comes with an ‘eggshell’ coloured grand feu enamel dial and brown leather strap with folding clasp.

Ulysse Nardin Classic Dual Time Boutique Edition

Other versions of the Dual Time have been presented in the past as the perfect travelling companion for the wrist. The Classic Dual Time Boutique  features a patented dual time zone that is easily adjusted in both directions at the push of a button which you will find on the left side of the case. These buttons adjust the hour hand for quick and convenient adjustment to the actual time at your current location. On the left side of the dial at the 9 o’clock position you will find a digital home time indicator. Displaying the home time in hours digitally you can read the minutes from the corresponding hand. On the 2 o’clock position you will find a large digital date display. Nicely centered in the lower part of the dial there is a small central second subdial. On the right side of the dial there is an indicator that displays the current setting for winding, adjusting the date and time. All of these functions are controlled by using the crown.

All is packed in a 42mm stainless steel case and the overal impression is that Ulysse Nardin has done a great job designing this watch. Being limited to 99 timepieces only at a price tag of just under 13K the Classic Dual Time Boutique is quite a good deal when you consider what you get. Great and functional design, grand feu enamel dial, dual time zone combined with an innovative in-house movement. More info in the press release which we have published below.

Classic Dual Time Boutique

Press information

Grand Feu designates an enameling technique that goes back to the 17th century, and that is practiced today only by a handful of craftsmen, including those at Ulysse Nardin specialists Donzé Cadrans. Its delicate beauty has an eternal quality. On the dial, oversized roman numerals and black hands set off the double date display at 2 o’clock, and the oversized small seconds at 6 o’clock.

Equipped with the patented Dual Time zone feature, this timepiece is instantly adjustable both forwards and backwards with a mere push of a button.

These buttons feature at the 8 and 10 o’clock positions. When pressed, the pushers adjust the hour hand to a different time zone while the home time indicator at 9 o’clock continues its 24-hour cycle. An impressive mechanical complication that is very easy to use – one of Ulysse Nardin’s guiding ideals. The time and date setting is another example of the watchmaker’s perpetual quest for innovation in action. The selector is integrated in the crown allowing to change settings without pulling and pushing the crown.

The self-winding UN-324 manufacture movement with its 48-hour power reserve is set in a stainless steel case with a diameter of 42 mm, water resistant to 30 m, and held by a chic leather strap.

An enviable fusion of form and function, and a tribute to exquisite craftsmanship, the Classic Dual Time Enamel is a limited edition of 99 timepieces available exclusively at Ulysse Nardin boutiques.

Patented quickset 2nd time display with permanent home time at 9 o’clock Big Date display at 2 o’clock, quick setting forwards and backwards Simplified selection of winding, adjusting the date and time setting via an integral pusher crown
Small seconds-hand counter at 6 o’clock

Technical information

Classic Dual Time Boutique Limited Edition, only 99 timepieces produced

Movement: In-house designed self-winding caliber UN-324

Power-Reserve: Approximatively 48 hours

Case: 42mm in stainless steel
Dial: Eggshell “Grand Feu” enamel

Water-resistance: 30m

Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire crystal

Case-back: Sapphire crystal

Bracelet: Leather strap with folding buckle

Price: € 12‘900.-, CHF 12‘900.- (timestamp June 2017)

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4 Comments

  1. Edwin Tschopp says:

    What kind of an ugly watch… Specially the date is awfully placed.

  2. Eugene says:

    What happened to the wonderful photos Alexander used to provide? Watch-insider used to have some great macros and numerous shots of a watch from many different angles. Now it looks like a stock image pulled from a manufacturer’s website. Please try and improve.

  3. E. Low says:

    Congratulations to the design team at Ulysse Nardin for coming up with this truly remarkable concept of a watch, just when you thought you have already seen it all.