Ulysse Nardin - Geneva Watch Auction: TWO Geneva Saturday, November 7, 2015 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Ulysse Nardin
    Year: circa 1935
    Movement No: 121'245
    Case No: 399'901
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel
    Dimensions: 34mm. Width
    Signed: Case, movement and dial signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The pulsometer scale is a rare calibration found on the dials of chronograph watches made for those users in the medical field. Often called the 'Doctor's Dial', they allowed the instant reading of a patient's pulse rate. The Doctor would start the chronograph function at the first heartbeat, and stop it based on the count determined by the scale, in this particular example 30. The stopped chronograph hand would indicate the number of heartbeats per minute based on the scale.

    This watch is a rare example of one of Ulysse Nardin's 1930s chronograph watches, featuring a stunning enamel dial with Breguet numerals and housed within a stainless steel cushion case with olive pushers for the chronograph.

    The watch is presented in very good original condition and is one that can be worn for both sporting and formal events.

  • 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

A fine and attractive cushion-shaped stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with enamel dial and pulsation scale

circa 1935
34mm. Width
Case, movement and dial signed

CHF3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for CHF5,250

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Geneva Watch Auction: TWO

Geneva Auction 7 & 8 November 2015 6:30pm