The undisputed master of automatic movements puts the spotlight on the art of Japanese swordsmanship with its Classic Samouraï.
The new hourstriker Classic Samouraï, in 18-karat rose gold, is a symbolic tribute to Japanese culture. Ulysse Nardin’s craftsmen have used Japanese prints to recreate a famous sword duel between two legendary samurai, Miyamoto Musashi and Sasaki Kojiro, on the dial. Each time the hammer hits the gong, the jaquemarts samurai simultaneously perform the spectacular duel between Musashi and Kojiro. On the left-hand side of the dial, recognisable by his two swords–one short and the other long–is Miyamoto Musashi, the most famous Japanese warrior of the 17th century. On the right is Sasaki Kojiro, his long-standing rival who died during the duel of 1612 portrayed here.