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Ulysse Nardin Classico: “Year of the Goat”

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2015 represents the Year of the Goat in the Chinese Zodiac Calendar.  To celebrate the occasion Ulysee Nardin has created a special watch to mark the occasion. 

The eighth animal sign in the Chinese Zodiac, the goat stands independently, preferring the solace of introspection and observation. A dependable, calm and intelligent creature, the goat shines in creativity. Ulysse Nardin celebrates its individualistic and artistic character with the new Classico Goat timepiece, an enamel champlevé creation.

Ulysse Nardin presents a lifelike depiction of the goat, employing the intricate champlevé method. In this practice, cells are carved with a chisel  directly on the watch dial and filled with enamel; the color palette is generated from different metallic oxides. The  piece is then fired until the enamel melts.  The result is a realistic, picturesque scene that is only made possible by the hands of masters.

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Beautiful and exquisite: Enamel dial of the Goat created with the champlevé method

For more than 25 years, Ulysse Nardin has been bringing this realism to its dials through the art of enameling. In   2011, it furthered its commitment to this expertise by acquiring the famed Donzé Cadrans, elevating its position as a truly manufacturer of high horology.

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Captivating: The 18 carat  rose gold case combined with the stunning enamel dial

The Classico Goat features the self-winding, COSC certified UN 815 movement, visible through its sapphire crystal exhibition window located on the case back. It has a power reserve of 42 hours and is  water resistant to 50 meters.

The number 8 for the Chinese is an auspicious number which represents prosperity, and this watch is a limited edition of 88 pieces.

Specifications from Press Release

Ref. 8156-111-2 –  Classico “Year of  the Goat” : Limited Edition of 88 pieces

Movement

  • UN-815, COSC certified
  • Power reserve :Aproximately 42 hours
  • Winding: Self -winding movement

Functions

  • Hours/Minutes/Seconds

Case

  • 18ct rose gold

Diameter

  • 40 mm

Dial

  • Enamel champlevé, Goat motif

Crown

  • Water-resistant

Water-resistance :50 m

Crystal

  • Anti-reflective sapphire crystal

Caseback

  • Open case back with sapphire crystal fixed with screws

Strap

  • Leather with rose gold tang buckle
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