Form meets function
ULYSSE NARDIN INTRODUCES THE FEATURE-RICH CLASSIC SONATA
Ulysse Nardin has introduced the Classic Sonata, which the brand says combines classical beauty with functional complications.
Mechanical complications that have been pared down to their most essential form are celebrated by the classical lines of this covetable piece in titanium and steel. The alarm function, with its pleasant chime, and the dual time system with instant time zone adjustor, are both exclusive to Ulysse Nardin. And both deliver precision performance in a graceful boutique edition that has been limited to 99 pieces.
The Classic Sonata is powered by the calibre UN-67, a patented selfwinding manufacture caliber, with its silicium hairspring and patented inertial oscillator. The movement enables the complications for which Ulysse Nardin is known, like the exclusive alarm setting, which wakes the user with a melodic cathedral gong. Positioned between 12 and 2 o’clock, it boasts a 12h or 24h alarm setting, which means the alarm can be set for a.m. or p.m. The hand at 10 o’clock denotes whether or not the alarm is activated. And in another achievement for this mechanical watch, the alarm is synchronised with the dual time system when traveling.
Ulysse Nardin’s dual time with instant timezone adjustor is featured on the blue dial at 6 o’clock. The function simplifies time zone adjustments, which can be done both forwards and backwards just by using the pushers to change the position of the hour hand. The date is easily read in a double window at 4 o’clock.
The Classic collection DNA is apparent in the elegance of the design, an approach that highlights the essential beauty of the functions, while the dial, lugs, pushers and steel mid-case are in perfect harmony, as are the “Glaive” hands. The Classic Sonata combines its