Ulysse Nardin - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X Hong Kong Friday, July 10, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Ulysse Nardin
    Year: Circa 1940’s
    Movement No: 126’999
    Case No: 387’925
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, jeweled
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 37.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The 1940’s marked an important era for chronograph wristwatches with some examples achieving an iconic status in the world of horology today. Based in Le Locle, Ulysse Nardin was regarded as one of the top manufacturers producing beautiful chronograph timepieces at the time with quality movement finishing and reliability.

    The present specimen from 1940’s is an extraordinary example of the aesthetics and style of the period. Housed in a 37.5mm diameter case, it was considered extremely large at the time with most wristwatches manufactured at the time measuring between 30mm – 33mm diameter and was considered the norm. However, considered as the picture perfect dimension today, the articulate 3 part case with angular lugs is simply a pleasure to wear and look at. Fitted inside is a well-preserved two-tone dial with gilt text, a tachymeter scale with a 60-second register to the left and a 30-minute register on the right positioned in perfect alignment and symmetry. The grey outer minute track provides the wearer with enhanced legibility creating a wonderful and subdued contrast against the glossy black dial.

    Presented with an attractive overall case condition with desirable bevels on the lugs with crisp edges paired along with a tasty two tone dial, the present specimen from Ulysse Nardin is a great opportunity for lovers of chronograph wristwatches to acquire a vintage chronograph wristwatch manufactured by one of the greats at the time.

  • 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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A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with two tone dial and tachymeter scale

Circa 1940’s
37.5mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$78,000 - 195,000 

Sold for HK$106,250

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020