BASELNEWS 2010Welcome addition: Ulysse Nardin Executive Dual Time
Ulysse Nardin expands one of its most recognized core collections – the Executive Dual Time – to include a fresh option for its loyal admirers: the Executive Dual Time with a silver dial. Expressing an image of modernity and relaxed elegance with traces of classic detailing, the timepiece can, with ease, impeccably accompany any situation – from a day of city exploring to an evening of five-star dining.
Individually numbered, the new Executive Dual Time is set in a 43-millimeter, stainless-steel or 18-karat rose-gold case beautifully outfitted with a black screw crown. Its sleek bezel and plus and minus pushers at the eight and ten o’clock position, are crafted in ceramic – one of the most innovative and imperishable materials used in watchmaking today.
From underneath its protective sapphire-crystal cover, the self-winding movement mechanism can be seen. The silver dial appears to “glow” and oversized Roman numerals burst forth, all the while chiseled, three-dimensional hands unify the elements. Nestled below the hands is a traditional, oversized small-seconds register at the six o’clock position, as well as a boldly sized date in a double window – patented and introduced in the Perpetual Calendar in 1996 – at two o’clock, presenting points of interest. Comprising Ulysse Nardin’s patented Dual Time system, which was also introduced in the Perpetual Calendar in 1996, the second time zone can be changed easily by simply pressing the ceramic pushers along the bezel. When pressed, the pushers instantly adjust the hour-hand to a different time zone, while the home-time indicator located at nine o’clock continues its 24-hour cycle.
The Executive Dual Time with a silver dial is a welcome addition to this well-known collection. Its easy-to-use, practical complication makes it the ideal, everyday timepiece of choice.