Ulysse Nardin Zheng He Trea­sure Boat

Golf Asia (Malaysia) - - TIMEPIECES -

Sa­lut­ing the fas­ci­nat­ing world of Chi­nese mar­itime his­tory, Ulysse Nardin hon­ours the Zheng He Trea­sure Boat in its new Clas­sic Col­lec­tion lim­ited-edi­tion enamel cloi­sonné time­piece. To ac­cu­rately por­tray the ap­pear­ance of the Zheng He Trea­sure Boat, Ulysse Nardin called upon its enamel spe­cial­ists Donzé Cad­rans for the in­tri­cate enamel cloi­sonné tech­nique so val­ued by col­lec­tors. In this very an­cient art form, which dates back to the early 4th cen­tury, crafts­men em­ploy fine gold wire to cre­ate the com­part­ments, within which the enamel is care­fully de­posited. Ev­ery cloi­sonné dial in­volves im­mense ef­fort and pa­tience, re­quir­ing 50 hours of ar­ti­sanal ex­per­tise and 26 sep­a­rate pro­cesses to bring a scene to vivid life. Hand­crafted from 18-karat rose gold and pow­ered by the self-wind­ing UN-815 COSC-cer­ti­fied move­ment, this Clas­sic Col­lec­tion time­piece boasts the char­ac­ter­is­tic ac­cu­racy of ev­ery Ulysse Nardin me­chan­i­cal watch. It re­veals re­li­a­bil­ity too, with a 42-hour power re­serve and a 40mm dial that is wa­ter re­sis­tant to 50 me­ters. Prov­ing once again that pre­serv­ing tra­di­tion while shap­ing the fu­ture of watch­mak­ing is the Ulysse Nardin way.

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