Ulysse Nardin - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024 Hong Kong Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Ulysse Nardin
    Year: Circa 2004
    Reference No: 136-11
    Movement No: UN27-03163
    Case No: 03/30
    Model Name: Chronometer San Marco “Flying Cloud”
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2892A2, 38 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Ulysse Nardin pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by undated Ulysse Nardin certificate stamped Carlson, Hong Kong, limited edition certificate, COSC certificate, instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    - The present Ulysse Nardin San Marco Chronometer showcases a stunning cloisonné enamel dial that portrays the remarkable Flying Cloud clipper ship. During the early days of the California Gold Rush, the most expeditious means of traveling from New York to San Francisco was by ship, a journey that typically spanned 200 days. However, in 1851, the Flying Cloud shattered records by completing the voyage in a mere 89 days, a record that remained unbroken until 1989.

    - To commemorate this incredible feat, Ulysse Nardin meticulously crafted a miniature cloisonné enamel dial. The creation of each individual dial necessitates over half a meter of fine gold wire, measuring a mere 0.07mm in thickness. Moreover, it involves more than 26 baking processes, requiring a total of over 50 hours to complete.

    - The present timepiece, which comes in pink gold and is numbered 3 out of a limited edition of 30 pieces, is exceptionally well-preserved and in excellent overall condition. Furthermore, it is accompanied by a full set of accessories. Please note that the proceeds of the sale of the present watch will be given by the Consignor to various charities.

  • 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. 136-11
A rare and attractive limited edition pink gold wristwatch with cloisonné enamel dial, certificate and presentation box, numbered 3 of a limited edition of 30 pieces

Circa 2004
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$40,000 - 65,000 

Sold for HK$82,550

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024

19 - 26 March 2024