At the age of 23, Ulysse Nardin founded his namesake business in 1846 in Le Locle, Switzerland. He famously purchased an astronomical regulator clock in 1860 to increase the accuracy of calibration in his timepieces. In the decades to follow, his award-winning designs for marine chronometers put him at the head of the pack among those making this type of watch.
When Ulysse Nardin died in 1876 at the young age of 53, his son took over the company. Paul-David Nardin followed the path set by his father and continued to be recognized with gold medals for both pocket and marine chronometers, along with garnering several patents. By the turn of the 20th century, the company was making chronometers with tourbillon escapements.
“In 1915, at the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., Ulysse Nardin took first place among sixty marine chronometers; seven years later, at the same trials, Ulysse Nardin marine chronometers again captured first place—and second and third as well,” according to authors Gene Stone and Stephen Pulvirent in “The Watch, Thoroughly Revised.” The company followed up in the 1930s introducing a split-second pocket chronograph and continued to win accolades in the decades following.
After enduring the stresses of the quartz watch crisis during the 1970s, a group of investors led by Rolf W. Schnyder, a former Jaeger-LeCoultre executive, purchased the Ulysse Nardin brand in 1983. They hired Dr. Ludwig Oechslin to assist in bringing the struggling entity back to life. Among his achievements during the period from 1985 to 1992 is a series of renowned watches named the Trilogy of Time, which are fine timepieces and quite handsome. These first three watches laid the groundwork for many Ulysses Nardin timepieces to follow.
Ownership changed again in 2014 when acquisition by the Kering Luxury Watches and Jewelry Group took place. They have continued to impress the world of Haute horology with innovations since then.
The Ulysse Nardin Grand Bleu Flying Tourbillon is a limited edition of only 18 pieces.
The complexity of the piece is displayed in a complete sapphire case housing the in house movement powered by a reserve of 48h.
This incredible piece is one of the only 3 pieces that made it to the United States and it is available as a completely brand new set at The Second Hand Club.
|Dial||Blue & Transparent|
|Box & Papers||Complete, 2022 dated papers, Full set|
Why buy from The Second Hand Club?
Impeccable Authenticity: At The Second Hand Club, we understand the significance of owning genuine luxury watches. That's why we employ an exceptionally thorough authenticity process. Our team of seasoned experts meticulously examines every timepiece, scrutinizing its provenance, components, and craftsmanship. You can trust that each watch in our collection is 100% authentic, allowing you to invest confidently in horological masterpieces.
Comprehensive 24-Month Warranty: We believe in the enduring quality of the watches we offer. To provide you with peace of mind and demonstrate our commitment to your satisfaction, we provide a comprehensive 24-month warranty on all watches purchased from us. Our warranty covers any mechanical defects, ensuring that you can enjoy your timepiece with confidence and assurance.
Unbeatable Prices: At The Second Hand Club, we are dedicated to making luxury watches accessible to all enthusiasts and collectors. We strive to offer the most competitive prices available anywhere, ensuring exceptional value for your investment. Through our meticulous sourcing methods and extensive industry network, we are able to curate an extraordinary collection while keeping our prices highly competitive.
Advanced Horological Advice: We pride ourselves on our passion for horology and our extensive knowledge of the craft. When you choose The Second Hand Club, you gain access to an advanced level of advice on horology and collecting strategy. Our knowledgeable team is equipped to provide expert guidance, helping you navigate the world of luxury watches. Whether you're seeking insights on complications, historical significance, or investment potential, we are here to assist you in making informed decisions.
Curating Fascinating and Unique Collections: Our passion extends beyond individual timepieces; we take pleasure in helping our customers curate truly captivating and unique collections. With our deep understanding of the market and the rarest watches ever made, we can assist you in assembling a collection that reflects your individual style and discerning taste. Whether you're starting your collection or looking to expand it, our expertise and personalized approach ensure an extraordinary journey into the world of horology.
Choose The Second Hand Club to immerse yourself in a world of horological excellence. From our meticulous authenticity process and comprehensive warranty to our competitive prices and advanced horological advice, we are committed to providing an unparalleled experience. Let us guide you as you embark on a remarkable journey, curating a collection of extraordinary watches that will captivate and inspire for generations to come.
What payment methods do you accept?
At The Second Hand Club, we accept a variety of payment methods for your convenience.
You may choose to pay using your American Express, Visa, or Mastercard credit cards.
In addition, we also accept wire transfer payments. To encourage this method, we offer an attractive 3% discount for all transactions completed via wire transfer. This is part of our commitment to providing a seamless and accommodating experience for all of our esteemed customers.
What about trades or selling my watches?
When it comes to selling or trading your valuable watches, The Second Hand Club offers an exceptional consignment experience. Here's why you should consider consigning with us:
When you choose The Second Hand Club's consignment program, you gain access to our global network, unparalleled expertise, and a streamlined process designed to deliver exceptional results. Entrust your luxury timepiece to us and let our dedicated team work diligently to ensure you receive the maximum value for your watch, all while enjoying a hassle-free and rewarding consignment experience.
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Do you provide warranty on your watches?
At The Second Hand Club, we are committed advocates for the exceptional quality of our curated selection of pre-owned timepieces and mechanical objects. In the event of an unexpected issue, we remain committed to addressing it promptly and effectively. Our client's trust and satisfaction are paramount to our entire team.
Each pre-owned watch in our collection has been meticulously examined using non-intrusive methods to confirm their mechanical integrity. Where necessary, servicing has been performed to guarantee they align with our highest standards for timekeeping precision and functional performance.
Unless explicitly indicated, our pre-owned watches are protected by either a comprehensive or a limited warranty for a period of twenty-four months. However, this warranty does not cover damages resulting from accidents or misuse. Given their vintage status, pre-owned watches may not withstand the same conditions as brand new models.
Return & Refund policy
At The Second Hand Club, We have a No Return & Refund Policy ("Policy") that applies to all purchases made through The Second Hand Club and outlines our obligations and procedures concerning returns and refunds.
Please note that this Policy represents the entire agreement between you and The Second Hand Club regarding returns and refunds. By purchasing a timepiece from The Second Hand Club, you acknowledge and agree to this Policy in its entirety.
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