Athens UlysseNardin classic nautical watch, equipped with UN-118 movement, has been baptized over time. The 19th-century Athens watch, in order to protect the marine astronomical clock from seawater erosion and overcome the technical challenges of fixed floor movement, decided to invest in time. The brand’s courage and wisdom treasures lasted for hundreds of years.
Athens watches have always been unique and creative. Today, Athens watches not only pay tribute to this spirit of independent innovation, but also proudly celebrate the enduring legend. The newly launched ‘Original Navigation Observatory Watch’ is the latest member of the Athenian Sailing Series. It is equipped with the UN-118 movement, using silicon and DIAMonSIL (diamond silicon crystal) as the material, and is completely developed by the Athenian watch factory. This movement reminds us that traditional watchmaking techniques and confident creativity reflect the ideology of the Athenian watch-that is, to ensure that the watch can create eternity.
Heredity launched the first Freak Whimsy with a silicon escapement in 2001, and made it with reference to the 2007 Freak Whimsical DIAMonSIL. It was further improved by the Athens Watch and Sigatec, and the brand-new ‘Original Navigation Observatory Wrist The Table was released. The watch uses the UN-118 movement introduced in 2011 and is equipped with its own DIAMonSIL escapement and silicon 1.1.1 hairspring for the first time. The unique and innovative DIAMonSIL is an alloy that combines silicon and an artificial diamond layer and is the result of in-depth research. This nanotechnology material is ultra-light and hard, which eliminates friction, so there is no need to oil the movement.
The UN-118 automatic movement is the cornerstone of the brand’s development and also the key to the independent development of the Athenian watch. This movement is a real technical boutique, equipped with hour, minute and direct-drive small seconds. It has a power reserve display at 12 o’clock and a date display at 6 o’clock. It can run continuously for 60 hours. The date of the ‘Original Nautical Observatory Watch’ can be quickly adjusted back and forth, and each watch is accompanied by an Athens watch certificate. The Swiss COSC Observatory certification only tests the performance of individual movements, while the Athens watch certificate is for the entire watch, further testing the overall quality and craftsmanship.
‘Original Marine Observatory Watch’ is available in 18K rose gold or stainless steel. The watch inherits the classic emblems of marine instruments, including: a 43 mm diameter case for clearer reading; a coin-shaped bezel and hard lugs ensure that the watch can fit snugly against the wrist; a screw-down crown guarantees water resistance to 100 meters Rubber dents make the winding easy to grasp. Dial with Arabic numerals, available in black, blue or silver. The watch can be fitted with a crocodile leather strap, a rubber strap, 18K rose gold or a stainless steel bracelet.
Technical parameters of UlysseNardin’s original nautical observatory in Athens
Model: 1186-126-3 / 63
Movement: UN-118 movement, 13. ‘’’self-designed and developed movement Patented DIAMonSIL escapement Balance: Patented inertia balance I 10 and silicon balance spring, 50 stones
Power reserve: about 60 hours
Winding method: automatic winding movement
Function: C.O.S.C certified by Swiss official observatory, display power reserve at 12 o’clock, direct drive small seconds at 6 o’clock, and circular calendar window display
Case: 18K rose gold or stainless steel
Crown: screw-down crown with rubber notches
Diameter: 43 mm
Water resistance: 100 meters
Surface: anti-glare and anti-wear sapphire crystal glass
Case back: anti-glare and wear-resistant sapphire crystal
Strap: leather strap, 18K rose gold or titanium metal component with rubber strap and folding buckle; 18K rose gold or stainless steel bracelet