240 Ulysse Nardin A wonderfully aged and rare Oversized Ulysse Nardin aviators watch with amazing brown turned dial and radium Arabic numerals

Estimate: €6,000 –⁠ 12,000

Sold €10,010

Model: Calatrava
Material: stainless steel
Year: 1943
Case N°: 614064
Caliber: 12'264
Movement N°: 239066
Bracelet: leather strap
Dimensions: 38 mm

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. This lot here offered is one of is an extraordinary example of Aviator’s watch produced by Ulisse Nardin in 1943. Its unusual oversized and massive steel case has a very simple structure with a step near the glass screw-down caseback. The black dial turned to a wonderful chocolate color presents the distinctive structure with the large Arabic numerals 3, 6, 9 and 12 on the radio and the external second scale that has turned towards a coppery color just like the Ulisse Nardin Locle Suisse signature 12.