23rd of July 2022: My Ulysse Nardin Sonata is celebrating its 18th birthday.

Jul 23, 2022,06:45 AM

I just can't believe the Sonata is with me for 18 years, now. That means that, in 12 years I will call her a Vintage??? 

I have the feeling I just bought it one or two years ago. 

You know my love for this watch, the fact that it came with me almost everywhere, that it is one of my lucky watches, well, you know everything about this watch and me. 

To make it short, it is not only about aesthetics, even if it pleases me a lot ( at the exception of the lugs, maybe ), it is also about Horology, and this watch gives a lot: GMT and Grande Date you can set forward and backward, an alarm you can set on 24 hours, with a countdown, and cherry on the case, which sounds like a minute repeater on one gong. 

Yes, the Sonata is born from some genius, some mad and talented brains for some people who have a certain idea of Life, pleasures, originality and exigence, too. 

Thank you, Rolf, Ludwig, Lucas, Pierre. Thank you. 

Happy 18th to my Sonata! 



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A very nice post that paint a picture of your relationship to the watch. Thank's for sharing!

 By: lm6 : July 23rd, 2022-08:15
And - as always - excellent photos! Have a nice weekend, mon ami.

Thank you so much, Im6.

 By: amanico : July 23rd, 2022-13:53

Uniquely gorgeus dial

 By: Gelato Monster : July 23rd, 2022-08:58

Merci, Kjkt3.

 By: amanico : July 23rd, 2022-13:54

I do hope so!

 By: amanico : July 23rd, 2022-13:54

Bravo, une bombe

 By: tombub : July 23rd, 2022-09:26

Beautiful piece of art

 By: Cookies : July 23rd, 2022-10:38

Merci, Cookies.

 By: amanico : July 23rd, 2022-13:55

Superbly said, Tony!

 By: amanico : July 23rd, 2022-13:55

A typical case of : the first one was the best.

 By: jlux : July 23rd, 2022-13:58
This first batch of the Sonata was one of the best design attempts from UN. Later variants were always (as many other UN watches) a bit "over the top" in terms of design. Hard to believe that this watch has already 18 years as it still looks fresh and you... 

Happy birthday! It doesn't look it's years 😂

 By: Fastwong : July 23rd, 2022-15:38
Interesting to think this watch was released so long ago. The design is so unique and original with precedents or followers that it is timeless.

A reflective post. Maybe we need a HoMe thread about which...

 By: Ronald Held : July 23rd, 2022-19:24
Watch you have owned the longest and still wear?

No problem, mon ami.

 By: amanico : July 24th, 2022-20:29

Done. (nt)

 By: Ronald Held : July 25th, 2022-16:09

The birthdays seem to come very quickly with this one!!

 By: MichaelC : July 26th, 2022-01:21
It looks as spectacular as ever. Bravo, Nicolas!

Doesn’t feel like it has been 18 years!

 By: Echi : July 27th, 2022-02:53
What a watch. I like yours and Moc’s iteration

Merci, mon ami. Here is Mo's watch.

 By: amanico : July 27th, 2022-06:05


 By: Echi : July 27th, 2022-11:47

To say the least! ;)

 By: amanico : July 27th, 2022-14:46