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    Sale 2392

    Important Watches

    29 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 3072

    ULYSSE NARDIN. A VERY FINE AND RARE LIMITED EDITION PLATINUM AND DIAMOND-SET CARROUSEL TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH DUAL DIRECT ESCAPEMENT AND 7-DAY POWER RESERVE

    SIGNED ULYSSE NARDIN, MODEL "FREAK 28'800 V/H DIAMOND HEART", NO., REF. 029-80, CIRCA 2006

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    ULYSSE NARDIN. A VERY FINE AND RARE LIMITED EDITION PLATINUM AND DIAMOND-SET CARROUSEL TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH DUAL DIRECT ESCAPEMENT AND 7-DAY POWER RESERVE
    SIGNED ULYSSE NARDIN, MODEL "FREAK 28'800 V/H DIAMOND HEART", NO., REF. 029-80, CIRCA 2006

    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 diamond-set bidirectional rotating bezel for setting the time, downturned pavé-set diamond fluted lugs, brushed plaque insribed 3/99 on the band, glazed display back with ridged bidirectional crown for winding revealing the mainspring, together with an 18k white gold Ulysse Nardin double deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    43 mm. diam.


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    US$50,000-70,000
    EUR37,000-51,000

    Accompanied by an Ulysse Nardin presentation box with outer packaging, Certificate of Limited Edition, International Guarantee Certificate 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 beat for seven days when fully wound and the movement rotates once an hour without the need for any lubrication.
    It is also the first time piece ever produced that features an escapement etched out of polycrystalline cultured diamond. This material neither expands nor contracts and is free from electric and magnetic influences.

    The present watch is part of a limited edition of 99 pieces only.