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  • Manufacturer: Ulysse Nardin
    Year: 1969
    Reference No: 7536-2
    Movement No: 7’501’042
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. N 13 B, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel buckle
    Dimensions: 38mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    This stainless steel beauty, reference 7536-2, is an innovative piece that was produced in the 1960s by the highly prestigious Ulysse Nardin company founded in 1846. To date, this small elite company has registered more patents for technical developments than most other Swiss luxury watchmakers.

    Not only the case design but also the dial with its subsidiary dials and hour markers closely resemble Rolex’s widely acclaimed Oyster Cosmograph. The tachymeter bezel is a single anodized piece of aluminum instead of an insert with steel, unlike most chronographs from the time. The beauty of this piece is showcased in its details including heavy sculptured lugs, a white chronograph second hand and applied Ulysse Nardin logo and hour markers on the matte black dial. Interestingly, the Ulysse Nardin is 1mm larger than its better-known cousin made by Rolex. A small but most noticeable difference…

    It’s an understated wristwatch for the avid collector, sure to impress as a result of its robust size and sporty appeal, also thanks to its rich chocolate-brown ‘tropical’ dial.

  • Artist Biography

    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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Ref. 7536-2
A very attractive, rare and large stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with tropical black dial and tachometer bezel

38mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF12,000 - 24,000 

Sold for CHF60,000

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START-STOP-RESET: 88 Epic Stainless Steel Chronographs

Geneva Auction 14 May 2016