Since its inception, Ulysse Nardin has stood for precision in timekeeping, particularly in the realm of maritime horology. So for the historians, mariners, and perfectionists reading, the Dual Time Manufacture is the perfect confluence of all the elements that make UN watches great.
Set on a brown alligator strap with a gold deployant buckle, the 18kt rose gold case measures in at 42mm, a sensible size for a sensibly functional watch. With its complications laid out asymmetrically, the Dual Time offers a large dual-window date readout at the 2 o’clock spot and small seconds at 6. Most notably, the 24-hour indicator is housed inside a porthole at the 9 o’clock position, making tracking two time zones a cinch. Bold pushers on the case’s left side advance and reverse the hour hand in an ingenious way, making it as much fun to set the time as it is to wear this masterpiece on your wrist. All this functionality is set upon an enchanting silver sunburst dial with applied polished rose gold indices.
While the functions and aesthetics are captivating in their own right, the story of this watch is incomplete without acknowledging the in-house Caliber UN-334 movement. With 49 jewels, it beats a 28,000 vph for up to 48-hours – plenty of time for a long, luxurious cruise around the harbor and far beyond.