Limited to 88 pieces
The Chinese New Year is coming around once again, and this time it’s the Year of the Dog. To celebrate, Ulysse Nardin introduces the Year of the Dog timepiece to the Classico Collection. This continues a tradition at the brand, and follows 2017’s Year of the Rooster Classico 40mm.
Limited to 88 pieces, the watch is powered by the UN-815 self-winding mechanical movement with COSC certification. It is also water resistant to 50m and has a power reserve of 42 hours. Set in a 40mm 18-karat gold case and clearly aimed at the Asian market, the artist has brought an affectionate looking Akita- or Shiba Inu-esque dog to life through the rare Grand Feu Champlevé enameling technique, which involves delicate carving into the dial surface to further enhance the decoration.
Ulysse Nardin has been bringing this enamel artistry to its dials for close to 30 years, and is one of the only watchmakers devoted to the centuries-old craft. It is practiced in-house at Donzé Cadrans, a member of the Ulysse Nardin group of companies.
Limited to 88 pieces, the Ulysse Nardin Year Of The Dog timepiece is priced at $53,300.