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1960s Ulysse Nardin | Ref. 10922-2 | 'Skin Diver' 37mm | With Box

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WHY IS THIS WATCH IMPORTANT

On very few occasions we find and offer a watch that just stands out from the crowd, this is one of those times, Ulysse Nardin is well known as some of the finest divers watches out there during the 50s and 60s, they were on the top of the food chain regarding quality and desirability.

This Skin-diver offers a healthy 37mm and a 60 click bidirectional SS bezel, a black matte dial with some of the most beautiful ¨star-dust¨patina we've seen in a long time. The thick hands and markers are full of bright yellow Tritium.

Only a few of these examples have reached the surface and none on this condition, with a screw-down case back and an original signed crown, this piece is outstanding.

CONDITION

This watch is in overall great condition, the dial is in great shape. The case is unpolished and all edges for the original shape are still strong, with only light signs of normal wear with no major blemishes. There is some aging present on the markers on top of the tritium. The Plexiglas is vintage and probably the original one. The watch has been recently serviced and keeps good time for a watch of its age.

 

THE STORY

Ulysse Nardin is a Swiss luxury watchmaking company founded in 1846 in Le Locle, Switzerland. The company became known in the nautical world for manufacturing highly accurate marine chronometers and complicated timepieces used by over fifty of the world's navies from the end of the 19th century till 1950. According to the last official report of Neuchâtel Observatory in Switzerland, Ulysse Nardin had won numerous awards and honors for its marine chronometers from 1846 to 1975, including 4324 certificates, 2411 special prizes, and 18 gold medals at International Exhibitions.

In 1902, the company started to deliver marine chronometers to the US Navy. The brand regularly won Washington Naval Observatory competitions and became the official supplier for the US Navy's torpedo boats. The company has since provided timepieces to the navies of the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, and Japan. Since the 1870s, over 50 navies and international shipping companies had been equipped with Ulysse Nardin marine chronometers.

 

THE DETAILS

Reference: 10922-2
Year: 1960s
Material: Stainless steel 
Dimensions: 37mm diameter; 12.5mm thickness 
Crystal: Plexiglass 
Lume: Yes, Tritium
Caliber: AS 1717-11 1/2
Lug width: 20mm 
Box/Papers: Box

-This watch was photographed on a 6.9 inch / 175mm wrist.


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