Baselworld Preview: Ulysse Nardin’s Musical Stranger
18 October, 2013 at 3:55 am in Business
Ulysse Nardin is no stranger (replica Ulysse Nardin) to complicated watches with chiming mechanisms, having already released its Carnival of Venice minute repeater this year.
Developed by replica Bell&Ross watchmaking guru Dr. Ludwig Oechslin, with the input of brand partner Dieter Meier, former frontman of Yello and so-called “Godfather of Techno Music, ” the Stranger continues a tradition of musical timekeepers that includes the Genghis Khan and Alexander the great Westminster Tourbillon minute repeaters.
The automatic movement that powers the watch, replica Vacheron Constantin in-house Caliber UN-690, uses silicon for its escapement and anchor (Ulysse Nardin is a pioneer in the use of silicon, which it calls by its French name, “silicium, ” in watchmaking) and incorporates a novel system for setting the time, via a crown that is operated by a pusher rather than by pulling it out.