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Ulysse Nardin had Baselworld buzzing with the introduction of its ultra-complex Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon.

On the more classically elegant side, and not to be overlooked in this year’s new launches, is the Ulysse Nardin Classico Manufacture, which celebrates the Swiss brand’s 170th anniversary.

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The watch is limited to 170 pieces — one for each year of the Le Locle-based company’s existence — and powered by an in-house movement, Caliber UN-320, which is equipped with a silicon hairspring and Ulysse Nardin’s hallmark anchorescapement. The round stainless steel case measures 40 mm in diameter and 9.6 mm thick. It is water-resistant to 30 meters and has a nonreflective sapphire crystal over the dial and a screwed caseback with a sapphire window offering a view of the movement.

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The central hours and minutes display is complemented by a small seconds subdial and round date window at 6 o’clock. The watch also features a stop-seconds function, which enables accurate time-setting, and a date corrector that can be set both forward and backward. The self-winding movement holds a power reserve of 48 hours. The blue leather strap echoes the color of the hands, indices, and other blue dial details and has a stainless steel tang buckle.

The Ulysse Nardin Classico Manufacture 170th anniversary edition carries a retail price of $8,500.

 

Source: WatchTime

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In celebration of its 110th anniversary, Montblanc introduced few new models – one with a new caliber – in its 4810 collection. The revamped collection is designed to reflect the era of adventurous sea travel at the turn of the century, around the time Montblanc was founded (in 1910).  The 4810 collection is a reference to the 4,810-meter height of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe, for which the company was named, and is thus iconic to the brand.

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The star of the new 4810 lineup is the ExoTourbillon Slim, with a new caliber, the MB 29.21, a tourbillon with a stop-seconds function for precise setting. The movement is ultra-slim, measuring only 4.5 mm thick and the cased watch only 10.14 mm thick. According to Montblanc, two things make this a high-performance tourbillon: a lightweight cage that results in higher precision and improved isochronism; and a large (9.7 mm), 18-screw balance wheel, adjustable in four positions. The balance sits outside and above the tourbillon cage, where it can be seen to stop oscillating when the watch is being set – the red seconds indicator on the cage also stops when the watch is being set.

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There are also three special editions of the 4810 ExoTourbillon Slim with miniature hand-painted maps of North America, Asia and Europe. It takes one week to produce each dial in this limited edition of 110 pieces each. They contain Caliber MB29.24 – also with a stop-seconds function but no micro-rotor – priced at $43,400. The new 4810 lineup also includes a new Day-Date with Caliber 24.02, a Chronograph Automatic with Caliber MB 25.07, and a Twin Fly Chrono with Caliber MB LL100.1. All of the new models meet the standards of Montblanc’s Laboratory Test 500, simulating real-life wear for over 500 hours.

Source: watchtime