Ulysse Nardin presents the Ulysse Nardin Classico Amerigo Vespucci, named after the famous explorer Amerigo Vespucci. The ship has voyaged around the globe and is looked upon with pride by those of her mother country, serving today as a training vessel for the Italian Navy.
In glorious detail, the Amerigo Vespucci is portrayed. Only achievable through the process of enameling – a lost art harnessed by Ulysse Nardin – this miniature replica appears as authentic as its real-life counterpart. Its luminous colors and three-dimensional effect on the dial add to its essence of realism.
Ulysse Nardin thrives in enameling, a centuries-old meticulous discipline prized by watch collectors worldwide. One of very few brands mastering this technique in its own workshops, Ulysse Nardin has an unparalleled in-house capability in haute horology. Foregoing the use of modern technology and relying solely on the expertise of the artisan, enameling is an exacting art unlike any other. Ulysse Nardin’s dedication to it is rendered in the Classico Amerigo Vespucci.
In the practice, opaque, transparent or translucent colors and tones are derived from the proportions in which the elements are mixed in order to get amalgams, the composition of which is often a secret. Remarkably, each segment is divided by a gold wire segment that prevents the liquid powdered enamel to flow into other melting chambers. Over 500mm of fine gold wire is needed to make the cloisons, a practice that requires 50 working hours by the artist and 26 processes to complete each cloisonné dial.
A limited-edition collection of 30 pieces crafted in 18-karat rose and white gold and measuring 40 mm in diameter, the Classico Amerigo Vespucci features a self-winding movement (UN 815 caliber), Chronometer Certificate and water resistance to 50 meters.
Source WatchInsight and Ulysse Nardin.