Hands-On – Ulysse Nardin Classico Paul David Nardin

By rolex
April 7, 2021
3 min read

This year, Ulysse Nardin is on a tear… After the great assortment dispatched at the SIHH 2017, which showed more current and refined plans, at this point still “very Ulysse” in the style, we presently have a progression of a few rather astonishing watches, all with a vintage-enlivened subject. After the Diver Le Locle , a jump watch roused by a 1960s watch, here is the Ulysse Nardin Classico Paul David Nardin, this time taking motivation from a 1945 watch. Furthermore, indeed, the look is simply superb.

As with the Diver Le Locle , we have by and by been shocked by the Classico Paul David Nardin… for a straightforward explanation: vintage-arranged pieces are not typically something the brand does. Obviously, we as a whole think about the establishments of Ulysse Nardin and the enormous commitment it made to marine chronometers, a rich legacy that can still be seen today in current assortments and that is profoundly integrated in the DNA of the brand. Nonetheless, with regards to utilizing the conventional codes of the vintage-situated pattern, it appears to be amazing from the start from Ulysse Nardin, yet no less lovely once you’ve seen the outcome in the metal.

As clearly showed in its name, this new piece from Ulysse Nardin is essential for the Classico line, something that can undoubtedly be seen from the limited and clean 39mm steel case. Nonetheless, compared to the ordinary Classico watches, like this one for example , the instance of the Paul David Nardin is marginally extraordinary (and furthermore somewhat more modest), reflecting the 1940s style it has been intended to copy – which isn’t unsavory, truth be told. The center case is extremely flimsy while the watch includes a profoundly domed sapphire gem (suggestive of vintage Plexiglas). The instance of the Ulysse Nardin Classico Paul David Nardin is complemented pleasantly by a graceful and casual light earthy colored calfskin tie, with pin buckle.

The dial of this  Ulysse Nardin Classico Paul David Nardin is additionally a very sensational takeoff from the rest of the assortment, with its brilliant white tone and straightforward however exquisite applied Arabic numerals. The showcase keeps to the essentials: hours and minutes in the middle, little seconds on the sub-dial (which is well-positioned and proportional) lastly, a date window at 6. Whilst it’s not truly exact, as it’s not present on the 1945 watch that enlivened this Classico Paul David Nardin, the date work is by all accounts an interest of many last customers (regardless of whether in-your-face authorities will most likely abhorrence it). However, its mix in the little second sub-dial remains discreet.

Inside the instance of the Ulysse Nardin Classico Paul David Nardin is a notable development, the in-house type UN-320, a programmed development with 48h force save, 4Hz recurrence and the typical highlights of the brand, which means the silicon hairspring, get away from haggle fork. The movement is not visible however, to regard the vintage theme.

The Ulysse Nardin Classico Paul David Nardin (ref. 3202-900) is currently accessible in boutiques and will be valued at CHF 9,500/EUR 9,500. More subtleties on  www.ulysse-nardin.com .


Technical Specifications – Ulysse Nardin Classico Paul David Nardin

  • Case: 39mm width – hardened steel, cleaned – domed sapphire precious stone on the front, plain steel caseback – 30m water resistant
  • Movement: UN-320 – in-house – programmed – 4Hz recurrence – 48h force save – silicon hairspring, get away from haggle fork – hours, minutes, little seconds, date
  • Strap: light earthy colored cowhide tie with steel pin buckle
  • Reference: 3202-900
  • Price: EUR 9,500/CHF 9,500
  • Availability: April 2017