Flash News: Ulysse Nardin Dual Time Manufacture: blue versions for 2015 (+live pics)

By Thierry Ané on April 21, 2015

As much as I liked the Executive Dual Time model in virtually all its renditions (including the stunning Yuvraj Singh limited edition), I have to admit that Ulysse Nardin’s highly legible two-time zone model has never looked as elegant, contemporary and all-purpose as it does in the Dual Time Manufacture case.

Obviously, the fact that the UN-24 calibre that powered the “Executive” range is now replaced by the prestigious UN-334 movement designed in-house is an integral part of the additional appeal. This self-winding calibre with a silicon escapement and a patented inertial balance wheel with silicon hairspring also features the large date at 1 o’clock and the patented quickset second time display at 9 o’clock that have made the success of this traveller’s watch.

Presented in 2014 in a beautifully designed multi-purpose 42 mm case with slender lugs, integrated strap and bevelled bezel the watch looks great with a silver sunray dial or an intense black face and equally appealing in the stainless steel renditions.

In anticipation of the summer season, the Manufacture is now releasing a gorgeous maritime-inspired blue interpretation of the “Dual Time Manufacture” available in a 500-piece rose gold case or a stainless steel version restricted to 1846 pieces.

Both models showcase a sophisticated blue dial with a geometric rope motif that the brand already offered in black. It brings out the sporty side of this model and represents an obvious nod to the maritime roots of Ulysse Nardin. The navy blue look is further enhanced by the finely crafted alligator strap of the same hue and the brand’s logo inserted in the crown. In rose gold or stainless steel, the watch is secured by a folding buckle of the material same the case.

After the traditional silver and always trendy black versions, this youthful blue rendition cleverly expands the colour palette of the “Dual Time Manufacture” to cater to all watch lovers’ tastes. Whatever version you favour, you can’t go wrong by choosing this double time zone model as your reliable daily companion…

For more information please visit the Ulysse Nardin web site.