Pushers marked with “+” and “-” on the left and right sides of the case are used to advance the hour hand by one hour forward or back. The GMT hand continues to show the home time — a practical feature when traveling into a different time zone.
This caliber is derived from the movement developed in 1994 by Nouvelle Lemania for the Ebel chronographs and the perpetual calendar for Ulysse Nardin. The calendar mechanism was designed by Ludwig Oechslin for Ulysse Nardin. The beautiful rotor bears the brand logo, an anchor on a blue background.
Like the movement, the case, dial and hand-sewn strap are nicely finished. However, the strap is quite stiff when new and detracts from the watch’s overall wearing comfort. Nonetheless, for $64,900*, the customer gets a remarkable perpetual calendar that is easy to set.
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds; second time zone; perpetual calendar with large date, day, month, year
Movement: Cal. UN 32, automatic; 28,800 vph; Triovis fine regulating system; COSC-certified chronometer; power reserve = 48 hours
Case: White gold, nonreflective sapphire crystal, six screws fastening the caseback, water-resistant to 30 meters
(Prices are circa December 2010 and are subject to change.)