Ulysse Nardin is the latest manufacture to give us a sneak peek at what they have planned for BaselWorld 2014. The luxury watchmaker has unveiled the Perpetual Manufacture, a perpetual calendar timepiece which allows the date to be adjusted both forward and backward.
The limited edition Perpetual Manufacture features a 43mm case in either rose gold or platinum, a grey dial and either rose gold or platinum indexes. The dial features hours, minutes, and a central GMT hand which indicates a second time zone on the flange marked with 24 hours, as well as the date at 1 o’clock, the month at 3 o’clock, the year at 6 o’clock, the day at 9 o’clock, and a small seconds subdial at 9 o’clock. The dial is also stamped with an eternity symbol (∞) at 6 o’clock.
At its heart is the Caliber UN-32. The first time this movement will require manual adjustment will be in 2100. The hour hand can be advanced or moved back by one or more positions via the dedicated “+” and “-” push-pieces at 4 and 8 o’clock. The calendar functions synchronize automatically when the hour hand is changed.
The case is inscribed with a serial number on its side at 9 o’clock. It is completed by a leather strap with folding buckle.
Only 250 pieces will be produced in rose gold and
250 in platinum.
Photos courtesy Ulysse Nardin.