Ulysse Nardin has been producing ultra-precise marine chronometers since its founding in 1846. Ulysse Nardin is one of the companies that pioneered the use of gimbals to prevent ships from swaying at sea. This is what makes the UFO desk clock so unique. The pedestal has weights that allow the chronometer to swing like the ocean. This 16-pound watch can be swung up to 60 degrees without tipping over or affecting timekeeping. Beneath a hand-blown glass dome is an UN-902 mainspring with six large barrels operating at 0.5 Hz, giving the UFO a one-year power reserve. This watch was specially made to aid Duchenne muscular dystrophy research, being showcased at Christie’s Only Watch auction on November 6. At the end of the auction, it easily found a buyer for over $400,000. Click here for detailed information.
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