Paying homage to Ulysse Nardin’s past with new versions of beautiful classics


Since 1846, when naval commanders and merchant captains the world over came looking for Ulysse Nardin’s marine and pocket chronometers, the company has been building on his winning approach of timekeeping inno- vation and precision. Every decade since then has seen its share of prize-winning innovative timepieces come out of the manufacture in Le Locle, Switzerland.

These mechanical timepieces provide a perpetual source of inspiration, both for collectors who appreciate their eternal beauty and continued performance, and for the watchmakers at the Swiss manufacture.

Today, the release of the Classic Perpetual Ludwig timepiece celebrates this illustrious history with resolutely modern aplomb.

Master watchmaker Ludwig Oechslin was renowned for his knack of finding the most direct solutions to the most complex problems. It was his genius for finding simplicity in complexity that was behind the first perpetual calen- dar timepiece in 1996.

A watch that enabled forward and backward date adjustments using a single crown was unprecedented in Haute Horlogerie, and especially one that relied on so few components. Now, the Classic Perpetual Ludwig pays hom- age to the legend with a vintage-styled edition.

The unrivalled UN-33 perpetual calendar movement is the beating heart of this eternal classic, behind the calen- dar settings on the dial – the big date in its double window, month, day and year – as well as the small seconds. Streamlined sty-ling enhances the beauty of the silver dial with blue hands, resting in a 41 mm steel case that is water resistant to 30 m.

TECHNICAL DATA                                                                            

Ref.                                              333-900

Movement                                  Caliber UN-33

Power-Reserve                          Approx. 48 h

Winding                                      Self-winding

Functions                                    Perpetual Calendar adjustable over a single crown

                                                      Big date in double window at 2 o’clock

                                                      Month and day of the week in the center of the dial

                                                      Years in a double window at 6 o’clock

                                                      Small seconds at 9 o’clock

Case                                             Stainless steel

Dial                                              Silverized

Diameter                                    41 mm

Water-resistance                      30 m

Crystal                                        Anti-reflective sapphire Crystal

Case-back                                  Sapphire Crystal

Bracelet                                     Leather strap with simple buckle