On January 28, 2017, according to Chinese calendar, "the year of rooster" is starting. In this context, Ulysse Nardin launched a new version of its highly praised Classico product line celebrating this traditional occasion.
Ulysse Nardin produces limited hours for the Chinese calendar every year. In 2017, the year of the rooster will start and the year of the monkey will end. The rooster, representing energy and self-confidence in Chinese culture, found itself in the latest version of Ulysse Nardin Classico.
“The brand used the centuries-old Champlevé method to transfer the artist’s drawing to the dial. In this technique, which is quite rare, the dial is filled with various colors after being carved by hand.”
Classico "Rooster" is offered in an 18K pink gold case and limited to 88 pieces only. The model, which combines classic watchmaking and ancient traditions with advanced technology, is powered with the COSC certified automatic Caliber UN-815. The movement, which bears stunning decoration, can be enjoyed through the sapphire crystal display.
Many brands announce new models every year for traditional Chinese calendar. Each model produced is decorated with limited and valuable materials, while the brands use traditional handicrafts in their creations. Undoubtedly, Ulysse Nardin is one of the brands doing this job properly.
The brand used the centuries-old Champlevé method to transfer the artist’s drawing to the dial. In this technique, which is quite rare, the dial is filled with various colors after being carved by hand. All of the colors are obtained by mixing metallic oxides at different ratios, and after all these intensive workmanship, the rooster motif, which presents a 3-dimensional image, appears.
The timepiece comes with black crocodile leather strap and 18K pink gold buckle.
Technical Data Ref. 8152-111-2/ROOSTE
Movement UN-815, COSC certified - 42 hours power reserve
Case: 40mm - 18ct rose gold - 50m water resistance
Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Dial: Enamel champleve´, «Rooster» motif
Bracelet:Leather with rose gold tang buckle