ULYSSE NARDIN - Alexander the Great

ULYSSE NARDIN - Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great. World Conqueror. Ambitious Leader. Mighty King.

The unconquerable hero of Greek history and symbol of strength inspires Ulysse Nardin's Alexander the Great: Westminster Carillon Tourbillon Jaquemarts Minute Repeater, an exceptional timepiece that showcases the mastery of Ulysse Nardin watchmakers.

ULYSSE NARDIN - Alexander the GreatIts mechanics are housed in a 44 mm case of 18-karat white gold or rose gold 4N, and are water-resistant to 30 meters. The visible one-minute tourbillon is integrated into the dial, its bridge created in the same shape as those used on the tourbillons James Pellaton produced for Ulysse Nardin at the beginning of the 20th century. The superbly finished basic movement features 36 jewels with a diameter of 27.60 and a height of 8.50 mm. Each part of the movement is decorated, angled and hand-finished.

Ulysse Nardin remains among the rare manufacturers in the world to use Jaquemarts on the dial of its wristwatch repeaters. With this timepiece, Jaquemarts on the dial depict Alexander the Great clad in armor and engaged in battle. There are five hand-crafted figures in all, prominent in appearance against the deep, charcoal-colored background of the man made diamond dial. Other than the warrior in a static position on the far left, armed and ready for an attack, the Jaquemarts move in sync with the sound of gongs on the minutes, quarters and hours, or to a combination of these units of time.

Patented by English clockmaker Daniel Quare in the late 17th century, minute repeaters are a connoisseur's treasure, with the watches' ability to have time not only seen, but heard. Ulysse Nardin was one of the earliest manufacturers to fuel the rebirth of the minute repeater, making its creations finite and superb, its sound quality sublime – reflective of a truly massive investment in human endeavor.

The Westminster has four gongs, each with a different tone (Mi-Do-Re-Sol). As well, all movement parts are decorated, angled and finished by hand.

The development and use of man made diamond signifies years of research, investments and revolutions in watchmaking by Ulysse Nardin. This decorative diamond is the culmination of millions of small, faceted diamond crystals engineered to grow together to form a continuous diamond layer. The result: an authentic, highly resilient, two-dimensional diamond surface that sparkles with intensity, exhibiting various colors depending on its purity.

Alexander the Great Westminster Carillon Tourbillon Jaquemarts Minute Repeater by Ulysse Nardin is a timepiece that tells many stories; one about a historical legend and an explorer whose bravery was fearless, and another about an uncompromising watch brand whose constant quest for inventiveness and beauty continually leads to revolutionary innovations.

As Alexander the Great made history, Ulysse Nardin’s Alexander the Great Westminster Carillon Tourbillon Jaquemarts Minute Repeater is history in the making.

One hundred of these very special, limited-edition timepieces are available worldwide.

Ref. Ref. 780-90 18 ct white gold
Ref. 786-90 18 ct rose gold
Limited Edition 50 pieces in white gold and 50 pieces in rose gold
Movement Caliber UN-78, 36 jewels
Power-Reserve Approx. 70 h
Winding Manual winding
Functions Westminster Carillon Tourbillon, Jaquemarts Minute Repeater, Striking of hours, quarters and minutes, four different chimes (Mi-Do-Re-Sol)
Case 18 ct rose gold or 18 ct white gold
Dimensions 44 mm
Water-resistance 30 m
Dial Man made diamond dial
Crystal Anti reflective sapphire crystal
Case-back Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Crown Water-resistant
Band Alligator leather strap, with folding buckle