WATCHES THAT STAND THE TEST OF TIME
http://www.thewatchbox.com Ulysse Nardin has been an innovator in complicated luxury watches since the earliest days of its modern renaissance. Thanks to the vision of watchmaker Ludwig Oechslin, the Ulysse Nardin GMT +/- Perpetual continues the tradition. There's a lot going on here. The perpetual calendar is incredibly complete (day, date, month, year, decade), but it's also the most user-friendly perpetual calendar on the market. Ulysse Nardin designed the system with travel, convenience, and accidental setting errors in mind. For example, most perpetual calendars cannot be turned backwards. This poses a serious problem to travelers who may be en route to time zones behind their points of origin and a day in arrears. Moreover, setting errors are common when new buyers attempt to adjust a perpetual calendar, and the price of setting a watch *too* far in advance may be an expense paid vacation to Switzerland... for the watch. Ulysse Nardin's GMT +/- Perpetual eliminates this hazard with elegant engineering that allows the calendar to be rolled back using the crown and pushers. It's intuitive and fool-proof. As a GMT and a dual-time watch, this Ulysse Nardin offers the same practicality of any watch with an independently-adjustable 24-hour hand. Keep track of distant contacts and avoid calling during awkward hours of the day. The 42-millimeter 18-karat white gold case features complex refinements including stepped lugs, a singular concave bezel, and flared case flanks that allow the watch to read like a 43 or 44mm on the wrist. It has tremendous presence thanks to the classic combination of white metal and a black dial. Inside, a chronometer-certified ETA base movement couples with Ulysse Nardin's industry-leading perpetual module to form the Caliber UN 32. Its circular cotes de Geneve and engraved gold winding rotor can be viewed through a sapphire case back. This Ulysse Nardin GMT +/- Perpetual is available in outstanding condition from thewatchbox.com with the original factory box set, chronometer certificate, manual, and hang-tag. With an original factory retail price of nearly $52,000, this watch embodies haut-de-gamme technical content and represents an immense value. Video and content by Tim Mosso.