By Jovan Krstevski
Ulysse Nardin are known for making one of the most user-friendly dual time zone watches in the industry. Born from an iconic line, the Dual Time Manufacture enables the second time zone and date to be adjusted both forward and backward. Like the Marine collection, it is now equipped with a movement that has been developed and manufactured entirely in-house by Ulysse Nardin.
Endowed with a Big Date double window display, also adjustable in both directions, it boasts a silicon for both the escapement (anchor, escape wheel and roller) and hairspring. The new in-house movement Caliber UN-334 beats at 4 Hz (28,800 vph) and has a power reserve of 48 hours.
The new Dual Time Manufacture comes in 4 different styles: the case is made in stainless steel or 18 karat rose gold, and each version has two choices of dials: silver or black. Water resistant to 30 m, its completely redesigned 42 mm-diameter case is available in steel or 18 ct rose gold, mounted on a leather strap or a steel or rose gold bracelet with deployment buckle.
Offering hours, minutes, oversized small seconds at 6 o’clock, a big date double window display and second time zone functions, the Dual Time Manufacture is without doubt one of the easiest watches to read and adjust on the market.
While the “home time” indicator advances steadily over 24 hours in an aperture at 9 o’clock, the small hand can easily be aligned with local time, either forward or backward. This is achieved simply by pressing the (+) or (-) pushers positioned at 10 o’clock and 8 o’clock, without having to remove the watch from the wrist or interrupting its timekeeping.
More info at ulysse-nardin.com
• Caliber UN-334, 11 ¾‘’’
• In-house designed movement
• Escapement in Silicium
• Oscillator: patented inertial balance wheel I 8 with silicium hairspring
• 49 jewels
Power-Reserve: Approximately 48 h
• Patented quickset 2nd time display at 9 o’clock
• Permanent home time at 9 o’clock
• Big Date display, forward and backward date corrector
• Oversized small seconds-hand counter Case 18 ct gold or stainless steel
Diameter: 42 mm
Water-Resistance: 30 m
Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Case-Back: Sapphire crystal
Bracelet: Leather strap with folding buckle or stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp
Jovan Krstevski – Founder, Proprietor & Executive Editor
Watch collector, aficionado and a Event profile in the Swedish nightlife. He launched Watchgeek back in 2011, which is now known as WristReview. He quotes ’WristReview is a site to help people find, explore, discover and enjoy wristwatches. ’ His passion jump started in his early teens, when he was given his first mid-range wristwatch which was an Omega Seamaster. Since then he has always been in love with wristwatches!