One of the rare high horology brands to use Jaquemarts, Rose Gold Ulysse Nardin Hourstriker ‘Horse’ Replica Watch is also one of the earliest watchmakers to fuel the rebirth of the striking mechanism.Each edition features hand-carved Jaquemarts on a genuine black onyx dial.
Ulysse Nardin Hourstriker ‘Horse’ Replica Watch has already got its monkeys in a row for Chinese New Year, so now, for Baselworld 2016, the Swiss brand has started to turn its attention to horses by crafting a collection of 28 pieces in 18ct rose gold or platinum.
The 42mm round case is artistic as it is functional.Both horse figurines feature deeply chiseled muscles, pronounced facial features, and long and voluminous mane and tail. The self-winding movement has a power reserve of approximately 42 hours and is water resistant to splash proof 30 meters.
Postured between ten and 12 o’clock, and one and three o’clock, the horse Jaquemarts portray two stances.Every time the hammer hits the gong, the horse Jaquemarts perform in concert. In one, the horse is showing fear, “rearing up” to fight or flee. In the other, it is racing with purpose – either toward or away from something, and the interpretation is left to the wearer.
A sonnerie en passant with a rare automatic movement, the Ulysse Nardin Replica Watch plays on hour and half hours on demand or can be set to “gong” the time in passing.In this sound-motion coupling, Jaquemarts move in synchronicity with each strike of a gong.