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    Sale 2392

    Important Watches

    29 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2582

    ULYSEE NARDIN. A FINE AND UNUSUAL 18K WHITE GOLD CARROUSEL TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH DUAL DIRECT ESCAPEMENT AND 7-DAY POWER RESERVE

    SIGNED ULYSEE NARDIN, MODEL "FREAK", NO. 069, REF. 010-88, CIRCA 2002

    Price Realised  

    ULYSEE NARDIN. A FINE AND UNUSUAL 18K WHITE GOLD CARROUSEL TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH DUAL DIRECT ESCAPEMENT AND 7-DAY POWER RESERVE
    SIGNED ULYSEE NARDIN, MODEL "FREAK", NO. 069, REF. 010-88, CIRCA 2002

    Cal. UN-201 gilt and nickel-finished lever movement, patented dual direct escapement with two crystal silicon impulse wheels, 32 jewels, mono-metallic balance, the midnight blue dial with gold Arabic numerals on crystal chapter ring, lower bridge indicates the hour, upper bridge fitted with linear wheel train and escapement assembly for the minutes, in circular case with scalloped bidirectional rotating bezel for setting the time, downturned fluted lugs, brushed plaque inscribed No 069 on the band, glazed display back with ridged bidirectional bezel for winding revealing the mainspring, together with an 18k white gold Ulysse Nardin deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    43 mm. diam.


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    US$25,000-32,000
    EUR19,000-23,000

    Accompanied by an Ulysse Nardin presentation box with outer packaging, Certificate dated 18 October 2005 and manual.

    The ingenious and unusual design of the 7-Day Carrousel Tourbillon by Dr. Ludwig Oechslin, a scientist, inventor, historian and watchmaker, allows the owner to set and wind the watch without a crown and to read the time without traditional hands. The watch can run for seven days while the movement rotates once an hour without the need for lubrication.