Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels July 2019 | Monaco LOT 222

222. Ulysse Nardin A remarkable and unusual Ulysse Nardin Chronograph in stainless steel with very rare rhadium numerals and hands

Estimate € 4,000 –⁠ 8,000

Sold € 4,680
Lot Description
Model: Chronograph
Material: stainless steel
Year: 1960s
Case N°: 116916
Caliber: 72
Movement N°: 123315
Bracelet: stainless steel
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement

The model here offered is a rare and unusual example of a Ulysse Nardin chronograph from the ’60s. There are many features that impress the observer, first of all, the “double boy” hands and the beautiful Arabic numerals with the rhadium that has turned towards an enchanting mustard yellow color that seems to leap out of the watch itself. The silver dial shines as if it was new, while the large sunken compasses for minutes, hours and constant seconds capture the observer at every single glance. The 36 millimeter diameter case with the chronograph pump buttons is no less so, and despite its more than 50 years of history behind it is fresh and crisp.