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  • Manufacturer: Ulysse Nardin
    Year: Circa 2000
    Reference No: 716-22
    Case No: N°9
    Model Name: Forgeorons Jacquemart Minute Repeater
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, Christophe Claret base, 32 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Ulysse Nardin pin buckle signed UN
    Dimensions: 38mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Ulysse Nardin fitted box, Certificate, certificate of Limited Edition and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present Ulysse Nardin Jacquemart Minute Repeater takes us back to a glorious period of watchmaking right after the quartz crisis that nearly wiped out the mechanical watch industry. In the 1980s-1990s brands delved into their past to create modern complicated masterpieces, and the present timepiece finds its roots in this golden epoch.

    The present timepiece is as much as feast for the eyes as it is for the ears! Not content with creating a wonderful minute repeater cased in an elegant curvaceous case with strong stepped lugs, Ulysse Nardin created a superb enamel flinqué dial (the base is guilloché then enameled) featuring two engraved automatons representing blacksmiths. When the repeater lever is activated the arm of the automaton on the left rises and falls (as if he is hitting the object he is holding with a hammer) to the chimes of the hours, both figures move in synch with the chimes of the quarter hours and the automaton on the right moves with the chimes of the minutes.

    It is important to note that not only Ulysse Nardin was one of the very first brands to introduce a Jacquemart minute repeating wristwatch but remains one of the very few who has mastered the complex mastery of automatons. The present timepiece is number 9 of a limited edition of 30 pieces. In excellent condition, fresh to the market and from the original owner it is a true relevant piece of horological history with every detail constructed with meticulous craftsmanship and sophistication.

    Please note that the proceeds of the present timepiece will be donated by the consignor to various charities.

  • 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. 716-22
An incredibly beautiful, rare and complex minute repeating yellow gold wristwatch with flinqué enamel dial and jaquemart automaton, certificate and presentation box, number 9 of a limited edition of 30 pieces, with proceeds going to charity

Circa 2000
38mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for CHF106,680

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection

Geneva Auction 11 - 12 May 2024