Ulysse Nardin presents a world’s first, a musical watch of the highest technical standards
With “Stranger” Ulysse Nardin has launched yet another masterpiece of the watchmaking art. “Stranger” emulates a classical music box and plays “Strangers in the Night” either on the hour or on call. This innovative timekeeper bears the signature of Ulysse Nardin’s partner and musician, Dieter Meier. It made its world debut in Zurich yesterday. Manufactured in a limited edition of 99, the masterpiece was introduced and presented to a circle of selected guests.
Ulysse Nardin has a long tradition of watches with a musical soul such as its groundbreaking “Genghis Khan“ und “Alexander the Great Westminster Tourbillon“ minute repeaters. With this latest development of a mechanical self-winding musical watch, Ulysse Nardin has gone one step further, incorporating silicium technology for the escapement and anchor of its in-house manufactured UN-690 movement.
To set the time, the crown function is activated by a pusher instead of pulling the crown out in the traditional way. This masterpiece enables the owner to adjust the time with exceptional ease. This “Stranger” in a limited edition plays the melody “Strangers in the night”, that unforgettable song of 1966.
“Stranger” is a fusion of music and time, aesthetics and function; it was inspired by Ulysse Nardin’s Partner, the musician (Yello) and conceptual artist Dieter Meier, who became a shareholder in the enterprise of his friend, Rolf Schnyder, in 1983.