A very attractive and rare stainless steel wristwatch with black lacquer dial, luminous Arabic hour markers and large round chronograph pushers

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  • Manufacturer: Ulysse Nardin
    Year: 1942
    Movement No: 121’636
    Case No: 613’930
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 13’’’, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel
    Dimensions: 35mm diameter
    Signed: Dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Ulysse Nardin is a widely acclaimed Swiss watch manufacturer which was founded in 1846 and earned recognition for its precision chronometers during the early to mid 20th century.

    The present example is housed in a masculine stainless steel round case, with the pleasing proportions and balance found on the most desirable watches from the 1940s. The two round chronograph pushers are seemingly large for a case of its size, giving the timepiece greater presence on the wrist, but also enhancing the user friendliness. In fact this watch must have been designed with someone in mind who would use it in rough outdoor conditions, as the watch also features a screw-back protecting the fine movement from humidity and dust.

    The black lacquered dial is stunning, and features luminous Arabic hour markers and hands. The designation on the dial under the Ulysse Nardin inscription logo reads “Locle Suisse”, referring to Le Locle, the historic headquarters of their factories.

    The watch is fitted with a leather strap, giving it both a classic and versatile look. Well preserved, and in overall excellent original condition, the watch retains strong definition throughout the case and lugs.

  • Maker Bio

    Ulysse Nardin

    Swiss • 1846

    Founded in 1846 in Le Locle, Switzerland, Ulysse Nardin is a widely acclaimed Swiss watch manufacturer that earned recognition for its precision chronometers during the early to mid-twentieth century. Ulysse Nardin himself was a trained watchmaker under the guidance of his father, Leonard-Frederic Nardin, as well as master watchmakers Frederic William Dubois and Louis Jean Richard-dit-Bressel. Collectors in particular seek this brand's oversized vintage chronograph wristwatches, including the reference 7536-2.

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A very attractive and rare stainless steel wristwatch with black lacquer dial, luminous Arabic hour markers and large round chronograph pushers

1942
35mm diameter
Dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF15,000 - 30,000 

sold for CHF22,500

Contact Specialist
Livia Russo
+41 22 317 81 86

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