Ulysse Nardin Classico America Limited Edition Watch

Front of Ulysse Nardin Classico America

As an official partner of Team Artemis Racing, to show support the the 35th America’s Cup, Ulysse Nardin presented Classico America limtied edition watch at Baselworld 2016.  It just only limites to 30 pieces. Front of Ulysse Nardin Classico America

Set within a 40mm-diameter dial is an authentic depiction of the America in all its glory. The ocean seems to brace for the schooner’s cutting-edge hull to slice through the surface. The daunting terrain of the Isle of Wight is its backdrop and pales in comparison to the ship’s colossal masts and sails. It’s as if one can feel its speed and is transported back in time to partake in the excitement of the America getting ready to secure the trophy. Its seafaring force is undeniable and brought to life through the enamel cloisonné technique.Front of Ulysse Nardin Classico America 02

Handcrafted in-house at Donzé Cadrans, a member of the Ulysse Nardin group of companies, the process of enamel cloisonné is extremely intricate and mastered only by a few. In this method, opaque or translucent colours are derived by mixing proportions of elements to achieve specific combinations, often kept a secret. Each section is divided by fine gold wire, and it takes more than 500mm of the wire to make the cloisons. Moreover, every cloisonné dial requires 50 hours of artisan expertise and 26 processes to complete. Like winning the America’s Cup, achieving the art of enamel cloisonné is no easy feat.Ulysse Nardin Classico America dial

The America set the precedent for what the America’s Cup would come to stand for: a race that advanced the sport through the revolutionary design and engineering of vessels that would break both boundaries and records. Sharing in this approach, Ulysse Nardin imparts its innovative spirit with the Classico America, a timepiece that commemorates the America and the wave of milestones she continues to inspire.