Ulysse Nardin Classico Watches

Visionary, dedicated, and innovative. These are all the key qualities of the Ulysse Nardin Watch Company. The Swiss Watchmaker was established in 1846 in Le Locle, Switzerland by Ulysse Nardin, who has always yearned to have his own precision chronometers. Currently, Ulysse Nardin has five watch collections, with the Classico featuring vintage-inspired design which comes in various stunning styles and complications. Recently, a new model of the Ulysse Nardin Classico left the audience at the SIHH 2019 jaw-dropped following its erotic makeup.

The ten encompassed models have Manara drawing micro-painted dial which tells the erotic story of a mermaid and a human who meets and engage tenderly.


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History of Ulysse Nardin Classico

Ever since its debut in 1846, Ulysse Nardin SA has maintained its creativity and industrial mind, setting new records now and then. The celebrated Swiss watchmaker was established by a young and visionary Ulysse Nardin who has always desired to have his own precision chronometers.

By the end of the 20th Century, the luxury watches manufacturer was already amongst the giant watchmakers, with over 4000 awards for its remarkable innovations.

Amongst the awards won include the 2000 Innovation prize which involved the GMT ± Perpetual watch. Around the time, Ulysse Nardin designers created the Freak watch which went on even breaking every convention in the watchmaking history with its extraordinary styling. The watch had neither true hands or winding crown. To set the time, the wearer has to use the glossy upper bezel controlled by a lever at 6 o’clock. To wind the mainspring, on the other hand, the freaky watch has a second bezel on the caseback.

Just as it does with its favorite creations, the Ulysse Nardin Company has re-launched the award-winning Freak collection severally, with all retaining their avant-garde design. In marking 2019 differently, the brand introduced the Freak X watch which appears to be lesser complicated, though still contemporary and futuristic. The 43mm timepiece has 6 distinct variants, each attached with a winding crown and stick indexes.

Although the Ulysse Nardin Freak X is said to be much readable than the other models in the collection, the watch still has no hands and dial. The bridges of the installed flying carrousel movement are set to indicate time.

Apart from the Freak, another Ulysse Nardin watch collection which has sparkled 2019 differently is the Classico. The two series, nevertheless, are not closure in functionality or design as the Classico is more of a dress watch. That, nevertheless, doesn’t mean all the encompassed watch versions are the modesty and “humble” kind.

The Ulysse Nardin Classico borrows its inspiration from traditional art, then combined with contemporary watchmaking to create stunning styles and breathtaking complications. All these are done without losing the classic nature of the watch.

Amongst the most recognized Classico series, the Sonata watch is not just one of the oldest, but also an award winner as well. The prestigious watch made its first appearance in 2003 with an alarm complication which could be set at any time of the day. Although the Ulysse Nardin watchmakers reissued the watch severally, the 2016 Sonata seems to borrow much from the original model than the others.

Branded the Classic Sonata, the Classico series feature minimalistic styling with its streamline design and simple-but-functional movement which offers multiple functions, including GMT alarm.

For the fans of the “cool” and lesser complicated elegance, the Ulysse Nardin Classico Manufacture is your kind of watch. The Swiss watches manufacturer introduced the watch for the first time in 2015, featuring a discreet design-wise splendor which blends with your professionalism impeccably.

For the inner casing, the Classico Manufacture watch has a stylish clean dial with a combination of Romans numerals and stick indexes. Borrowing a little from the celebrated Marine collection, the 40mm timepiece has a sub-dial at 6 for displaying small seconds and a date window.

In 2018, Ulysse Nardin Watch Company re-launched the Classico Manufacture series with a new Grand Feu enamel dial. The watch was offered in two different versions, with one in a black dial and white numerals. While the other version has a white dial and black numerals.

Still, in 2018, the luxury watches maker decided to give a newer touch on ladies collection and added five Classico models to the Jade collection. The watch versions feature a captivating allure with their mother of pearl dial which has a lovely leaf-like wave motif set with diamonds. Since ladies are well-known of their deep attachment with vivid colors, the new Ulysse Nardin Classico Jade watches are available in either grey, blue or glossy red. In case you’re the kind who cherishes functionality of a timepiece just as its splendor, the References from the lustrous series run with caliber UN-815.

The Swiss Made COSC-certified movement is bidirectional self-winding and can serve you up to 42 hours before winding again. Well, since its debut in the 19th century, the Ulysse Nardin is widely known for its Marine creation. To cherish its heritage uniquely, in 2019, the watch brand unveiled the Classico Manara, whose design originates from a renowned artist, Milo Manara. Through his stunning dexterity in the artwork of erotic comic books, the Italian Artist composed amazing Classico erotic watches with a micro-painted dial.

The watch series has ten different variants and when all their images are brought together, they take you into a mythical sea of desire. Check out the watch selections below for more details on the erotic Ulysse Nardin Classico Manara and other iconic series in the lineup.

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