The Homage to Oil by Ulysse Nardin is the Perfect Timepiece We’ve Seen this Year

1 March 2017

Check out this Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater Watch, A Homage to “Black Gold”

Have you seen the Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater watch? Ulysse Nardin has brought a great homage to what is commonly known as the “black gold”, the oil industry.

And so, they’ve added to its already impressive portfolio the launch of the North Sea Minute Repeater, whose gold-and-champlevé enamel. This incredible timepiece has an perfect executed depiction of an offshore oil rig whose mighty cranes move with the striking of the chimes.

This timepiece has a mix between gold and champlevé enamel on its jaquemart dial.

Pretty amazing, isn’t it?

The brand refers to this watch as a “powerful homage to the oil industry”. It’s a part of the Ulysse Nardin Classic Collection, and takes its place alongside its brothers and sisters with jaquemarts.

(Jaquemarts is a tiny, mechanized, dial-mounted automatons.)

The timepiece features a 42-mm-diameter, 30-meter water-resistant, a case made of 18K rose gold.

The gold oil rig on the dial rises from a black sea and silhouetted against a deep sky,which you can see from a low angle, is made of the same gold, with jaquemart cranes that dip up and down into the water.

The Perfect Homage to Oil from Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater Watch
The Perfect Homage to Oil from Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater Watch

“Minimal black indexes, and streamlined hour and minute hands allow the final results – the powerful champlevé rigs – to take center stage on the rose-gold dial.”

“Indeed, the Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater represents the finest in Haute Horlogerie, melding centuries-old artisanship with cutting-edge technology to create this noble tribute to industry,” according to the company’s website.

The Perfect Homage to Oil from Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater Watch
The Perfect Homage to Oil from Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater Watch
The Perfect Homage to Oil from Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater Watch
The Perfect Homage to Oil from Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater Watch

Its movement is Ulysse Nardin’s Caliber UN-73, a manual-winding movement with 36-hour power reserve. It is also equipped with the minute repeater function, just like its name suggests.

The Perfect Homage to Oil from Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater Watch
The Perfect Homage to Oil from Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater Watch
The Perfect Homage to Oil from Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater Watch
The Perfect Homage to Oil from Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater Watch |source: ulysse-nardin.com|

Known for its crystalline chimes as well as its impressive mechanical timekeeping, the minute-repeater complication is highly respected in the horological industry and by connoisseurs as one of the most difficult to achieve.

Limited with 18 pieces, the watch comes with a black leather strap with a gold folding buckle. And you can find in silver option too!

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