Ulysse Nardin - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE Hong Kong Monday, November 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Ulysse Nardin
    Year: Circa 2006
    Reference No: 799-80
    Case No: 86/99
    Model Name: Royal Blue Mystery Tourbillon
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. UN79, jeweled
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Ulysse Nardin deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Dial, case, movement and clasp

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in 2005, the Royal Blue Mystery Tourbillon was produced as a limited edition of 99 examples. The present watch displays a unique skeletonized movement with transparent sapphire plates as a replacement of various wheels used in a traditional movement to enhance the translucency of the movement. With a tourbillon escapement, the watch is sophisticated and further enhanced by an inner bezel set with diamonds and sapphires. The present example is numbered 89 of a limited edition of 99 pieces.

  • 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. 799-80
A very fine and rare limited edition platinum, sapphire and diamond-set skeletonized wristwatch with tourbillon escapement, numbered 86 of a limited edition of 99 pieces

Circa 2006
40mm Diameter
Dial, case, movement and clasp

HK$240,000 - 390,000 

Sold for HK$500,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019