Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels July 2019 | Monaco LOT 223

223. Ulysse Nardin A gorgeous and well aged Ulysse Nardin Chronograph in stainless steel with antislip pushers

Estimate € 5,000 –⁠ 10,000

Sold € 5,720
Lot Description
Model: Chronograph
Material: stainless steel
Reference N°: 2516
Case N°: 662516
Caliber: 13'
Movement N°: 12723Q
Bracelet: leather strap
Dimensions: 34 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement

In 1846, in Le Locle, Switzerland, young watchmaker Ulysse Nardin had a vision of the future. Despite living miles from the sea, he was convinced of two things: a rising demand for marine and pocket chronometers, and his ability to meet that demand.
By the 1870s, over 50 navies and international shipping companies were equipped with Ulysse Nardin marine deck chronometers, providing sailors instruments for accuracy and efficiency across trades and continents. In the list of these chronographs, certainly, there is the one offered here, which over the years has become even more attractive than before. The dial of this watch is in fact simply amazing: it aged perfectly so that now can offer a very nice fading patina. The effect we see it is similar to the sand and the color as well looks almost the same. Moreover, the luminous Alpha skeleton hands have got the same original luminous material, such as the dagger indexes which have it at the bottom opposed to the Arabic numbers represented with a very unusual font. The stainless steel case has a screw back and two antislip pushers while the lugs are sloping and with very fresh edges.