While integrating an annual calendar complication into its Ulysse Nardin Marine Marine Chronograph Replica, Ulysse Nardin’s main aim was to combine elegance with an easy to use solution.
And the new Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronograph Annual Calendar Replica is actually very simple to use.
Halfway between a perpetual calendar, which doesn’t need to be corrected before the year 2100, and a simple calendar that requires five manual adjustments a year, the annual calendar recognises months composed of 30 and 31 days with the exception of February. So it only requires manual correction once a year.
Simplicity starts from the UN-153 calibre. Ulysse Nardin’s replica watchmakers successfully reduced the annual calendar mechanism to a dozen additional components compared to an average of at least thirty elements. This way the movement needed only three additional wheels. The movement allows the time and calendar pointers to be moved in either direction.
Entirely manufactured in-house—including the silicium balance-spring, this self-winding movement beats at a frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 vph) with a power reserve of around 52 hours.
Apart from the Ulysse Nardin Marine Mens Replica central hands indicating the hours, minutes, and seconds, the dial – available in white or blue – features a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, the 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock and the continuous seconds counter at 9 o’clock. The latter also features a month display which is easy to read thanks to a red hand indicating the current month. Finally, the date is displayed in a round aperture at 6 o’clock.
The design of 43 mm stainless steel case is characterised by the typical elements of the Marine collections, including a ribbed bezel and a screw-crown covered with rubber to guarantee water resistance to 100 metres / 330 feet.
The Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronograph Annual Calendar can be matched to a strap with folding buckle (rubber or alligator leather) or to a steel bracelet with retail prices starting at Euro 11,900 / US$ 11,800. ulysse-nardin.com