Ulysse Nardin 160. Two pictures featuring the madness of the brand.

Mar 01, 2019,10:27 AM
 

An incredible piece I was thinking of when I discovered the Audemars Piguet Code 11.59. 


The case is just mad, twisted, somehow, with a sapphire glass fitting the shape of the case, an asymmetric dial, and, cherry IN the cake, a movement, the Cal 160, which was dedicated to this watch, exclusively, and which was the first ( if we except the Freak ) in house movement, and certainly the first automatic in house movement. 

A brilliant and daring way to celebrate the 160th of the brand, in 2006! 





Can you imagine, when you see these pictures, that this watch is... 13 years old? 

I don't wear it that much, truth to be told, but each time, it gives me a lot of pleasure. 

The only flaws? 

I would have better seen the Grande Date below 12 o clock, and the weight of the watch... As the case is in white gold, and it is not specially comfortable... 

Other than that, yes, this watch is a big love affair. 

Best,

Nicolas

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It is a monster

 
 By: cazalea : March 1st, 2019-10:32
and you must not wear it too often as I believe that enormous bezel is a scratch magnet. As on this watch (from the same era?) Cazalea ...  

;) [nt]

 
 By: amanico : March 2nd, 2019-01:09

Perhaps This Beauty...

 
 By: elliot55 : March 1st, 2019-10:44
... Deserves more wrist time. My mom called that a "Three Table Watch". Because you can see what time it is from three tables away! - Scott

Special watch

 
 By: jmpTT : March 1st, 2019-11:39
Perhaps even more special than initially conceived, given that this movement wasn’t used in any further watches.

+1! (nt)

 
 By: Ronald Held : March 2nd, 2019-12:03
NT

Never seen this before! Great catch you got.

 
 By: iceheller : March 1st, 2019-14:11
Not a fan of AP code, but if they lower the price tag to below 10 grand, I might be come their fan. Hehehe.