Ulysse Nardin’s Alexander the Great Minute Repeater is for those who have a winning streak
Ulysse Nardin is known for his unique timepieces. The Swiss luxury watch manufacturer is now all set to conquer the world of watchmaking with Alexander the Great Minute Repeater Westminster Carillon Tourbillon Jaquemarts, unveiled at Baselworld 2011. This collector edition celebrates the most successful leader in the history of the world by immortalizing him on its limited edition timepiece. The dial depicts Alexander the Great clad in armor and engaged in battle, including five handcrafted figures in all. Besides the fighting jaquemarts, one of the highlights of the watch is the movements of the Jaquemarts, which are synchronized with the sound of gongs, moving to the minutes, quarters and hours. This is the only Jaquemart that moves on the minutes.
The mechanical movements are housed in an 18-karat white gold or rose gold 4N, one-minute tourbillon is also integrated into the dial. The Westminster has four gongs, each with a different tone (Mi-Do-Re-Sol). The basic movement features 36 jewels, and all movement parts are decorated, angled and finished by hand. The watch features a polycrystalline diamond dial.
“This decorative diamond is the culmination of millions of small, faceted diamond crystals engineered to grow together to form a continuous diamond layer.”
The diamond surface sparkles with intensity, exhibiting various colors depending on its purity. The watch is water-resistant to 30 meters. And, only one hundred of these will be available for sale worldwide.