Ulysse Nardin Doctor's chronograph with enamel dial, "Locle, Suisse", movement Made in the 1930's. Fine and rare, cushion-shaped, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with olive shaped button chronograph, register and pulsometer.
Case: Three-body, polished and brushed, lapidated bezel, concave lugs. Olive Chronograph pushers
Dial: Enamel with painted Arabic numerals, subsidiary dials for the seconds and the 30-minute register, outer minutes/seconds track, outermost red pulsometer scale. Blued steel baton hands. Enamel has no cracks or chips-
Movement: Valjoux 22, Rhodium-plated, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, index regulator.
Size: 42mm x 34mm Thickness: 12mm
Ulysse Nardin, the company, was founded in 1846 and remained under Ulysse's control until his passing in 1876, when his 21-year old son, Paul-David Nardin took over.
Since the founding of the company, Ulysse Nardin was known for their high-quality and high-accuracy craftsmanship, so much so that they became known worldwide for their Marine Chronometers, the most accurate mechanical clocks ever made, achieving a precision of around a tenth of a second per day.
In 1983 Ulysse Nardin was purchased by a group headed by Rolf W. Schnyder, its current president. Mr. Schnyder brought in Dr. Ludwig Oechslin, a scientist, inventor, historian and watch-maker extraordinaire with whom they set out to design and develop complicated timepieces that had never before existed. The company was the first one to incorporate Silicium in a watch movement with the introduction of the Freak. Ulysse nardin was sold to Kering in 2014.
This cushion shape chronograph with a beautiful enamel dial is a rare example that has been perfectly preserved. The red colored pulsometer scale is a demonstration of the art of enameling. A beautiful high quality collector watch at an affordable price.