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

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  • Manufacturer: Ulysse Nardin
    Year: Circa 2014
    Reference No: 2050-131
    Case No: No. 009
    Model Name: Freak “Blue Cruiser”
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, UN-205, 19 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Ulysse Nardin deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 45mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Ulysse Nardin international warranty dated 31st August 2014 stamped The Hour Glass, instruction manual, product literature, leather passport holder, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 2001, Ulysse Nardin introduced what would be their most unconventional timepiece and arguably the most iconic timepiece produced by the manufacturer in recent times, the Freak. With the gear train repurposed to depicting the hour and minutes, it was also amongst one of the very first to utilize silicon in its escapement.

    In 2013, the manufacturer upgraded their iconic timepiece by implementing more silicon components to the escapement such as the hairspring to enhance efficiency and to reduce stress caused by friction. In the following year, Ulysse Nardin introduced the “Blue Cruiser” with a 7 day power reserve manually-wound in-house caliber UN-205 and further enhanced by a carrousel tourbillon fitted on the tail end of the gear train.

    The present example is numbered No. 009 and dated 2014 on the warranty indicating that this watch is one of the earliest examples of this reference produced.

  • 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. 2050-131
A fine and unusual white gold wristwatch with carrousel tourbillon, dual direct escapement, warranty and box

Circa 2014
45mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$150,000 - 250,000 

Sold for HK$193,750

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020