They say true mastery is when one harnesses the ability to provide clarity into one's craft. In the realm of haute horlogerie, Ulysse Nardin has delivered upon this declaration with the launch of the Marine Chronograph Annual Calendar — an extraordinary timepiece that extols the utmost finesse in watchmaking.
Conveying the beauty of simplicity, the maison has crafted pure perfection that centres around only a dozen components as opposed to the traditional thirty. An in-house designed calibre UN-153 movement with silicium escapement and a balance spring sits at the heart, surrounded by three additional wheels for optimum precision, beating to the tune of 28,800 vibrations per hour. An evidently exceptional development, the timepiece requires but five manual adjustments a year as its annual calendar function is mechanically programmed for one year with the ability to recognise 30 and 31-day months, equipped with a forward and backward setting.
Reminiscent of the sailing instruments of old, the Marine Chronograph Annual Calendar features a ribbed bezel and a screw crown encircling its 43mm diametre dial, the essential combination of water resistance with outstanding readability. The latest incarnation in Ulysse Nardin's Chronograph Manufacture models, the Swiss watchmaker proves their indomitable spirit, perpetuating their house's ever-evolving expertise in chronometry. And with ten different variants to choose from, you'll certainly be spoilt for choice.
Indeed, simplicity has never been more intriguing.
The Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronograph Annual Calendar is available at The Hour Glass.