Pre-Basel 2015 – Ulysse Nardin marches forward in revolutionizing the industry with the “Hannibal” Minute Repeater Westminster Carillon Tourbillon Jaquemarts. Limited edition of only 30, the timepiece is housed in a 44 mm case crafted from platinum with genuine granite from the Alps on the dial. The most unforgettable impression of this work of art is made when viewing its dial, the Swiss manufacturer delights us with a piece of history – the dial features the great Carthaginian general Hannibal Barca, straddling his horse, appears to be in swift action with one of his loyal elephants and regiment of warriors by his side.
The timepiece is powered by a caliber UN-78 one-minute tourbillon, integrated and visible on the dial, with 36 jewels and a power reserve of approx. 70 hours.
The Hannibal Minute Repeater has four gongs, each with a different chime (Mi-Do-Re-Sol) sounding off on the hour when the repeater is activated.
The novelty is completed by a black Leather strap, with folding buckle. No word on price. TBA
[ Source: Ulysse Nardin ]