The Ulysse Nardin Big Unit Chronograph is a collectible not only for watch aficionados but for baseball fans as well: each of the 100 watches comes packaged in a handsome, baseball-themed box accompanied by an official major league baseball autographed by Johnson. Ulysse Nardin has set the price for the limited edition at $15,500 and says that it will be available at retail in late 2012 or early 2013.
Movement: Ulysse Nardin caliber UN-35, automatic; 42-hour power reserve
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds; chronograph; date
Case and strap: 45.8-mm stainless steel case with black rubber coating; nonreflective sapphire crystals front and back; screw-down crown; water-resistant to 200 meters; on rubber strap with black ceramic elements and folding clasp
Dial and hands: Black dial with blue and red accents; small seconds subdial at 3 o’clock; 30-minute chronograph counter at 9 o’clock; customized red-tipped chronograph hand with baseball-symbol counterweight