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  • Manufacturer: Ulysse Nardin
    Year: Circa 1968
    Reference No: 7536-2
    Movement No: 7'500'960
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. N13B, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    It’s got it all: the looks and the tone of the iconic Cosmograph Daytona. Not only the case design but also the dial with its subsidiary dials and hour markers closely resemble Rolex’s widely acclaimed chronograph. But this highly attractive wristwatch, made by Ulysse Nardin, has features of its own that make it singularly important.

    First, the Reference 7536-2 is slightly larger than its peer. The watch is housed in a masculine stainless steel round case, with the pleasing proportions and balance found on the most desirable watches from the 1960s. But at 38mm in diameter, the watch offers just a little more presence on the wrist.

    Second, the black bezel on the present piece is itself noteworthy. While it looks like an insert, turning the watch sideways reveals the bezel is made from a single piece of anodized aluminum which meets the surface of the caseband and lugs.

    Finally, the watch is incredibly rare. Unlike similar chronographs, the Reference 7536-2 failed to find a permanent place in its manufacturer’s production. Very few such models have been discovered, making the present piece, found in overall very good condition, a very desirable chronograph.

  • 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 tachymeter bezel

Circa 1968
38mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for CHF23,750

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The Geneva Watch Auction: NINE

Geneva Auction 11-12 May 2019