CELEBRATE LUNAR NEW YEAR WITH ULYSSE NARDIN CLASSICO ROOSTER

2017: Ulysse Nardin Introduces the “Year of the Rooster” Timepiece to the Classico Collection.

 

 

8152-111-2 - Ulysse Nardin - Classico Rooster - Lugaro - Vancouver & VictoriaConfident and dynamic, the rooster rules the roost with hard work and innate talent. Very little escapes the powers of perception of this highly observant creature, renowned for his sociable, gregarious nature. In keeping with his pride of place on this precision Classico, the rooster is also widely appreciated for his punctual timekeeping! Ulysse Nardin celebrates his energetic panache with the “Year of the Rooster” timepiece, the most recent addition to the Classico Collection.
In this classical depiction, the artist has perfectly captured the rooster’s natural energy. It is the centuries-old champlevé method of enameling that brings the artist’s sketch to life. A rare art form and one mastered by very few, the champlevé technique involves the carving of cells with a chisel directly on the dial, which are then filled with enamel. Its colors come from the careful blending of different metallic oxides. The dial is fired until the enamel melts and is then smoothed and polished. The final step, which is also the most delicate, consists of enriching the motif by chiseling all the metal parts on the surface.
For over 25 years, Ulysse Nardin has been bringing this artistry to its dials, and is in fact one of the only watchmakers devoted to the centuries-old craft. It is mastered in-house at Donzé Cadrans, a member of the Ulysse Nardin group of companies.
The Classico Collection numbers a series of original enameled pieces, beloved and collected by many. For 2017, Ulysse Nardin is pleased to introduce the “Year of the Rooster”, a limited edition of 88 pieces in 18-karat rose gold, powered by the self-winding UN-815 movement with its COSC certification.
Combining characteristic engineering excellence with the artistic mastery of enameling, the Classico Rooster is a reliable timepiece of elegant beauty, perfect for the courageous, confident individual with an instinct for success.

 

TECHNICAL DATA

  • Ref. 8152-111-2/ROOSTER 18ct rose gold
  • Limited Edition to 88 pieces
  • Movement UN-815, COSC certified
  • Power reserve Approximately 42 hours
  • Winding Self-winding movement
  • Functions H/M/s
  • Diameter 40 mm
  • Dial Enamel champlevé, «Rooster» motif
  • Crown Water-resistant
  • Water-resistance 50 m
  • Crystal Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • Case -back Open case back with sapphire crystal fixed with screws
  • Bracelet Leather with rose gold tang buckle

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