Dual time zone watches are incredibly convenient, especially those that are easy to set and easy to read, like the new Ulysse Nardin Dual Time Manufacture. Plus with four different versions to choose from you will literally be spoiled for choice.
The Dual Time Manufacture
Due to be officially unveiled this year at Basel World, the Dual Time Manufacture is not a new watch in and of itself but rather an update to an existing Ulysse Nardin line. This is a good thing, because the incumbent Dual Time is already a very good watch, but it’s set to get even better this year with the addition of an in-house movement; the automatic Caliber UN-334 complete with silicon escapement.
The Caliber UN-334 operates at a fairly standard rate of 4 Hz (28,800 vph), offering a max power reserve of 48 hours. This movement has been developed and manufactured entirely in-house by Ulysse Nardin and is visible through the sapphire caseback.
The dial design remains practically unchanged from the original and is the picture of simplicity. Home time (in 24-hour format) is indicated via a small window at 9 o’clock, whilst the local time in your current location is shown on the main dial in the standard format, complete with small seconds on a sub-dial at 6 o’clock.
Adjusting the time when you arrive at a new destination couldn’t be easier, simply use the two pushers at 10 and 8 o’clock (helpfully labeled + and -) to move the hour hand either backwards or forwards. No more taking your watch off to fumble with the crown after that painful red-eye you just endured.
At 2 o’clock there is Ulysse Nardin’s Big Date double window date display, which helpfully changes in sync with the second time zone. It may not seem like much but these small but thoughtful details really make a difference when you’re in a rush. The 42mm case will be available in either 18k rose gold or stainless steel, both of which are very nice looking.
Source: Ulysse Nardin