Unveiling the Ulysse Nardin Pre-Basel 2014 timepiece: the Dual Time Manufacture

By topgearsingapore, 07 February 2014


The Dual Time Manufacture perpetuates its iconic & patented GMT feature: the second time zone and date can be easily adjusted forward and backward, benefitting the wearer with a great deal of freedom and ease.

Like the Marine Collection, it is now equipped with an in-house movement developed and manufactured by Ulysse Nardin, a testament to the brand's independent and innovative spirit.

Independence through innovation: the Ulysse Nardin Manufacture prides itself on upholding the traditions of fine mechanical watchmaking while continually breaking new grounds with technological advancement.

The launch of its first GMT Dual Time was a significant milestone in the history of contemporary watchmaking, because, for the first time, it was possible to adjust the second time zone forward as well as backward.


Now, this incredible timepiece returns equipped with an automatic movement that has been developed, designed and manufactured entirely in-house: calibre UN-334.

Endowed with a Big Date double window display at the 2 o'clock position, also adjustable in both directions, it boasts a silicon escapement, the height of watchmaking technology that very few brands are able to master.


Offering hours, minutes, oversized small seconds at 6 o'clock, a big date double window display and second time zone functions, the Dual Time Manufacture is without doubt one of the easiest watches to read and adjust on the market.

While the 'home time' indicator advances steadily over 24 hours in an aperture at 9 o'clock, the small hand can easily be aligned with local time, either forward or backward.

This is achieved simply by pressing the (+) or (-) pushers positioned at 10 o'clock and 8 o'clock, without having to remove the watch from the wrist or interrupting its timekeeping.

The ultimate in mechanical refinement, the calendar function automatically synchronizes with adjustments made in either direction.   


The bold modernity of this outstanding timepiece is complemented by a few classic touches, for an air of casual elegance. This chameleon-like piece is equally suited to a day in town or an important occasion.

Ulysse Nardin is distributed exclusively by The Hour Glass in Singapore.

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