Saturday, August 8, 2015

Functionally Pretty - Ulysse Nardin GMT +/-

Ulysse Nardin made horological history when they unveiled the Freak. I love the Freak but I cannot afford one. So the next best thing is to buy another icon of the brand - the GMT.

Unlike other brands, The UN GMT is a very easy timepiece to adjust. Otherwise known as the GMT +/- (plus/minus), this timepiece is just so easy to adjust. And the sunburst dial makes it a lot more attractive too.
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The timepiece comes with a big date at the 2 o’clock position and a second window at the nine o’clock position showing home time. The seconds hands is located at 6.
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Two push buttons are located on the left side of the case - the top one being the plus (+) and the bottom one being the minus (-). As with many Swiss watches, we are advised not to make changes to the time between 10pm and 4am.
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This being a lady’s timepiece is set with diamonds. 8 diamond markers, 12 smaller diamonds encircling the seconds sub-dial and a diamond encrusted Twelve.
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At the back is an ETA modified automatic movement that powers the timepiece.
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Overall a pretty and functional piece.
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The brand is exclusive to The Hour Glass and UN has already developed a new in-house movement for this range.