The escapement in Caliber UN- 118, the result of a collaboration between Ulysse Nardin and the Swiss firm Sigatec, is made of a material called Diamonsil, which consists of synthetic diamond grown on a silicon base. The movement also features the company’s own oscillator and its patented hairspring.
The Marine Chronometer Manufacture will be available in three versions: a limited edition of 350 pieces in rose gold priced at $38,600 on a strap; an unlimited two-tone edition with titanium case with gold bezel and gold crown priced at $17,800 on a strap; and a stainless-steel/titanium case priced at $10,400 on a strap. Matching bracelets are also available.
Movement: Caliber UN-118, automatic, designed in-house; patented DiamonSil escapement; oscillator with patented intertial balance wheel and silicium hairspring; 50 jewels; approximately 60-hour power reserve; COSC-certified chronometer
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, power reserve indication, date, forward and backward date corrector
Case and strap: 18k rose gold case, 45 mm diameter; nonreflective sapphire crystal; sapphire exhibition caseback; screw-down security crown; water-resistant to 200 meters; on leather strap with gold folding buckle
Dial and hands: Grand feu enameled dial with power-reserve indicator at 12 o’clock; small seconds subdial and round date window at 6 o’clock
Variations: Titanium case with gold bezel, titanium case with stainless steel bezel, rubber strap, bracelet in titanium/gold or titanium/stainless steel
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