Limited Edition Classico Horse watch from Ulysse Nardin

Ulysse Nardin Classico Horse 8156-111To celebrate the Year of the Horse, Ulysse Nardin launches a limited edition Classico Horse watch. A limited edition of 88 pieces in 18-karat rose gold, the Classico Horse 40mm features the self-winding UN-815 movement, visible through its sapphire crystal exhibition window located on the case back. The timepiece has a power reserve of approximately 42 hours and COSC-certified chronometer.

For more than 25 years, Ulysse Nardin has been using rare art of enameling in its dials. Acquiring long-time collaborator and famed dial-enameller manufacturer Donzé Cadrans in 2011, Ulysse Nardin remains one of the only watchmakers devoted to this highly specialized, centuries-old craft. As with all Ulysse Nardin enamel pieces, the Classico Horse has an intriguing, lifelike quality.

For the Classico Horse, Ulysse Nardin employs the intricate champlevé method where cells are carved with a chiseldirectly on the dial and filled with enamel. Its earth-tone palette of black, white, tan, gray and green is created from different metallic oxides, perfectly depicting the natural landscape and its small band of beautiful creatures. The piece is then fired until the enamel melts and is polished when the surface cools. The result: an exceptional creation produced by the hands of master artisans.