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Ulysse Nardin Launches the 170th Anniversary Limited Edition Classico Manufacture

The Swiss watchmaker known for excellence in fine mechanical watchmaking celebrates their 170th birthday with the release of an incredibly limited edition Classico Collection timepiece with a "Grand Feu" enamel dial

The classically-designed steel timepiece celebrates a pared-down design of great purity and elegance, at the centre of which is the “Grand Feu” enamelled dial. In this collectable limited edition Classico, the dial is a shimmering white, with the roman numeral display an intense blue that recalls a calm, cerulean sea. Held in its 40 mm steel case with a leather strap, this latest addition to the Classico Collection reveals its pedigree in every detail.

Crafted in a limited edition of 170 – one for every year of Ulysse Nardin’s existence – the Classico Manufacture enables wearers to easily set the date backwards and forwards by using the stop seconds feature with a mere pulling of the crown; and rely with confidence on the 48-hour power reserve.

The Classico Manufacture is driven by an in-house movement entirely conceived and developed by the Swiss manufacturer, the UN-320 Caliber, with a silicium hairspring and anchor escapement that delivers superior accuracy.

The unique dial is handcrafted in-house at Donzé Cadrans, a member of the Ulysse Nardin group of companies, and a rare specialist in the delicate art of enamelled watch dials. The process of “Grand Feu” enamel is a traditional decorative technique mastered by only a handful of craftsmen in the world. Usually a white or pale biscuit colour, the beautiful “Grand Feu” method began in the 17th century, taking its name from the incredible heat required to fuse the enamel powder in the kiln – between 760 and 900°C.

This exclusive piece is available at Bellagio Jewellers across Johannesburg.


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