Classic Minute RepeaterReference# 739-61/E2-OILManufacturer's retail price: $325,000.00Compare
- Limited Edition: 18 pieces
- Case: platinum
- Size: 42mm
- Movement: hand-wound manufacture caliber UN-73
- Function: minute repeater, animated jaquemarts
- Power Reserve: approximately 36 hours
- Water Resistance: 30m
- Dial: champlevé enamel with three jaquemarts
- Caseback: sapphire crystal
- Strap/Bracelet: leather
In a powerful homage to the oil industry, the Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater marks the latest addition to the unique timepieces in the Classic Collection.
Finely crafted in gold and champlevé enamel, this timepiece is an incredibly realistic depiction of the mighty off-shore drilling rigs that dig deep for the world's precious "black gold." The glimmering champlevé rig, seen from a low angle, rises majestically from the black sea, with its delicately wrought waves in the foreground. A dramatic red sky highlights the stunningly detailed structure, while in the background, another golden rig works industriously away.
Three 18-karat gold cranes - the jaquemarts - move and sound when the minute repeater is activated indicating the hours, quarter hours and minutes. Known for its crystalline chimes as well as for its impressive mechanical timekeeping, the minute-repeater complication is highly respected in the horological industry and by connoisseurs as one of the most difficult to achieve.