A long time focus on sophisticated complications resulted in the permanent image that Ulysse Nardin is dedicated to gents' watches only.
Yet, the early sixties witnessed a vast effort to promote ladies watches. In those days the fashion required small sizes and Ulysse Nardin was one of the active participants in a number of selected world markets.
With the coming of age of quartz watches, the timepieces became more elegant thanks to the use of flat movements. The very fact that one could leave a watch in a drawer for a while and that it would continue keeping exact time also favoured a new approach in the field of ladies' watches. It took one full generation to feel a comeback of mechanical watches in this particular segment. Needless to say that the change of fashion calling for much larger instruments proved a major factor to such revival.
Today's Dual Time Lady watches offer the interesting combination of a luxurious long lasting value timepiece with trendy fashionable mother of pearl dials in a variety of modern colors.
Similarly, the Ulysse Nardin offer was significantly enlarged with the launch of two different ladies' sizes of the Michelangelo line. Both are equipped with self-winding movements with accumulator, which offer the most practical feature of a long term autonomy.
Whether in yellow gold or stainless steel, this new line is available with either a plain bezel or two designs of diamond setting on the case and several feminine dials to choose from, with or without diamonds.
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