Ulysse Nardin Dual Time Revealed

by Pratik Shah
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Travelling these days between time zones is challenging, regardless of this, the need to keep time between different time zones has not and will never diminish. Ulysse Nardin has great news for world travellers and individuals who are concerned with knowing time where they happen to be as well as the time at home. Ulysse Nardin has reimagined and reworked its Dual Time ensuring that viewing time for two time zones is elegant and easier than ever. No world timer is easier to use than the UN Dual Time with its patented instant time zone adjustment, invented by Ulysse Nardin in 1994.

Whether in the Arctic, the Antarctic or circling the Pacific “Ring of Fire” the Ulysse Nardin Dual Time is a timepiece that will accompany you to the ends of the Earth and back again. From the fjords of Iceland to the North and South Poles and everywhere in between, the Dual Time will ensure that you remember where you are going and, more importantly, the home time where you came from. Between Antarctica (land surrounded by sea) where there has reportedly been no rain for nearly two million years to the Arctic (sea surrounded by land) there is an entire planet with over 24 different time zones. Where will you go next?


Ulysse Nardin was well known for manufacturing marine chronometers and high-precision seafaring instruments for commercial ships and navies throughout the world. His pocket and marine chronometers became reference products in civil, military, and scientific realms. In the late 19th century horologist were generally French and English. The swiss watchmaker challenged the status quo by winning the “Prize Medal” at 1862 International Exhibition in London in the category of “complicated watches and pocket chronometers”. Ulysse Narding sadly passed away in 1876, and his son Paul-David Nardin succeeded him as the head of the company. However, his legacy of producing exceptional marine chronometers continued and the company commenced delivering these high precision instrument to US Navy in 1902. The company has since provided timepieces to navies of the US, the UK, Russia and Japan.

The Three Varients

The 2020 Dual Time comes in three versions: steel with a black strap, steel with a blue strap and stunning rose gold. Powered by the UN-24 dual time movement, the functionality of this beauty is easy to master. It features a new oscillating weight with a prominent, encircled UN logo and has a simple pin buckle on the strap. At 42 mm, the refreshed Dual Time is an indispensable touch of elegance the sophisticated traveller will never want to leave without.

Elegant and efficient, it has the same case as the Skeleton X with the iconic three-horns signature, and Roman numerals at twelve, three, six and nine o’clock. The date, hour and minutes are complemented by the patented indicator of the Home Time, situated at the nine o’clock marker. The hour hand adjusts forward or backward with the simple touch of the “+” and “-” pushers located opposite the crown and the self-winding movement is visible through the exhibition case back. The dial also features an oversized small seconds hand register at 6 o’clock and a large date in a double window at 2 o’clock. The case is crafted in either 18 ct rose gold or in stainless steel, depending on the model. Water resistant to 50 meters, each piece has a sapphire case back and is individually numbered.

UN-24 Dual Time Movement

UN-24 dual time movement is their in-house movement manufactured at the Le Locale factory in Switzerland where it has its headquarters. The automatic movement provides quick access to change times via its pushers on the left side of the case. The local time can be set forward or backward using the pushers and doing this will also change the date in either direction. This makes is extremely easy to set times when datelines are crossed. The movement is elegant and the most important reason to like this movement is its SIMPLICITY. Pair it up with UN’s nautical design cues which are more endearing than pompous, great build quality and modern styling, you have a dual time watch that you would want on your wrist every time you travel or out to make an impression. 

Reference 243-20-3/43 Caseback

Ulysse Nardin Dual Time Specification:

Case Diameter: 42mm
Dial: Blue or Black dial Variants
Case: Stainless steel or Rose Gold variants
Functions: Patented quickset 2nd time display at 9 o’clock, Permanent home time at 9 o’clock , Patented Big Date display and Oversized small seconds-hand counter
Movement: Caliber UN-24
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Water Resistance: 5 ATM / 50 meters

Australian Retail Pricing :

DUAL TIME ROSE GOLD 242-20/43 : 36,800.00

DUAL TIME BLACK 243-20-3/42 : 13,400.00

DUAL TIME BLUE 243-20-3/43 : 13,400.00

Availability: Available now

Enquire at local Authorised dealers :

  • Sydney – Kennedy Star
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