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  • Manufacturer: Ulysse Nardin
    Reference No: 6903-125/OW
    Material: Blackened titanium. Crown with special pusher. Case back engraved with a medallion and 1/1.
    Calibre: Self-winding UN-690, 64 jewels, Escapement, anchor and balance spring in silicium. Approx. 48- hour power reserve
    Functions Hours, minutes, seconds
    Selection of functions by integral pusher crown
    Melody played on the hour or on request
    On/off selector for the melody function
    “Melody-on-call” selector

    Bracelet/Strap: Leather strap with a folding buckle
    Dimensions: 45mm. Diameter

  • Catalogue Essay

    Ulysse Nardin is proud to support the sixth edition of Only Watch and to introduce its exclusive “Only Watch Stranger” timepiece.

    For Patrik Hoffmann, CEO of Ulysse Nardin: “an organization with a good cause as impressive as The Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy is led by champions for champions. This motto was the inspiration for the “Only Watch Ulysse Nardin Stranger” timepiece, playing the melody ‘We are the Champion”, written by the famous compositor of Queen, Freddie Mercury. Integrating the latest technology in watchmaking, it is housed in a black titanium case.”

    Based on the Ulysse Nardin manufacture caliber 690 using silicium technology, the ”Only Watch Stranger” watch is not only easy to operate, but it also takes wearers down the reminiscent road of childhood. Its muse: a classical music box.

    On the hour and on request, owners can enjoy listening to the famous melody of Queen thanks to the copyright granted exceptionally to Ulysse Nardin for its participation to the charity cause association by the EMI Music Publishing Germany GmgH company, sub-editor of Queen Music Ltd.

    As revolutionary as it is in engineering, it is equally stylish. Exhibiting a modern appeal, highlighting its anthracite dial and cherry red blades of the musical mechanism, its aesthetic is further warmed by a black titanium case.

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 6903-125/OW
A marvel masterpiece, it marries movement and design with music, this musical mechanical timepiece performs the melody ‘We are the Champion”, written by the famous compositor of Queen, Freddie Mercury.

45mm. Diameter

CHF70,000 - 90,000 

Sold for CHF120,000

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Geneva Auction 7 November 2015 3pm