Ulysse Nardin - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV Hong Kong Friday, May 27, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Ulysse Nardin
    Year: Circa 2018
    Reference No: 1760-176
    Case No: No. 9
    Model Name: Executive Free Wheel
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. UN176, 23 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Ulysse Nardin deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 44mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by blank Ulysse Nardin International warranty, instruction manual, product literature, leather folio, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Released in 2018, the Executive Free Wheel by Ulysse Nardin combines the brand’s philosophy on altering the perception of time combined with technical mastery, which is instantly recognizable at first glance. Handsomely housed in its contemporary 44mm diameter white gold case, the semi-skeletonized dial takes on a minimalist interpretation of telling time by isolating the core components of a wristwatch on the surface of the dial. For passionate collectors of fine timepieces, the flying tourbillon escapement at 6 o’clock provides a playful touch as the wearer can admire the revolution wherever and whenever. Adding to its attraction, once the timepiece is being wound, the wearer can witness the barrel rotation as well as every single revolution of the gears featured on the dial. Equipped with a sapphire crystal, the feature has somehow been cleverly incorporated with the idea of allowing the wearer to admire the intricacy of the movement from sideways in an all-round 360 degrees.

    Offered with its full set of accessories and preserved in excellent overall condition with extremely minimal wear, the present example from circa 2018 is perfect for the discerned collector looking for a quintessential timepiece for any occasion.

  • 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. 1760-176
An attractive and unusual white gold semi-skeletonized tourbillon wristwatch with warranty and presentation box

Circa 2018
44mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$210,000 - 420,000 

Sold for HK$478,800

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Head of Watches, Asia 
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022