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When Time Becomes Music

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Ulysse Nardin takes watch collectors by surprise, once again, and this time it's with its new, in-house developed musical mechanical watch based on another Ulysse Nardin caliber, the UN-690 using silicium technology. The first in this series of limited edition timepieces plays the melody "Strangers in the Night" _the legendary song made in 1966. 

Reminding its wearer of past affections and what may lay ahead, this stunning timekeeper represents another first for Ulysse Nardin. A veteran manufacturer of groundbreaking timepieces with musical soul, such as the Genghis Khan or Alexander the Great Westminster tourbillon minute repeaters, Ulysse Nardin's latest mechanical, self-winding musical watch goes a step further, incorporating silicium technology in the escapement and anchor of its in-house UN-690 movement. Uniquely, the time is set by activating the crown functions over a pusher instead of the traditional action of pulling the crown. This important advancement allows the owner to adjust the time with significant ease.

Complementing the degree of engineering and other highly skilled expertise necessary to bring this watch to life is a playful side that takes one back to their childhood. The Ulysse Nardin Stranger was inspired by the classical music box; it's as if an actual music box was whittled down and flattened to become this superb timepiece. In development for more than five years, it is a watchmaking marvel: a marriage of movement, design and music brought forth by great minds and imagination.

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