For 25 years, the single repeater has been a part of the Ulysse Nardin (Athens) precious and unique watch series. The newly launched “Double Tiger” single repeater (Hourstriker Tiger) marks the evolution of this admirable value watch.
The tiger and the lion belong to the same family. The tiger is regarded as a symbol of power and strength. It is very distinctive in all parts of the world and in different cultures. In Europe, Asia and the Middle East, it is often associated with the power of the king.
In the 15th century, the Duke of Venice Agostino Barbarigo commissioned to build an iconic San Marco Campanile in Piazza San Marco. On the bell tower are a San Marco winged lion and a legendary bronze statue that beats Hong Zhong once every hour. Since the clock tower first reported the time, it has been an amazing memorial tower.
For copy Ulysse Nardin, the idea of adding moving dolls or animals to the watch came from the well-known bell ringer on the clock tower. The clock tower was erected beside the sparkling canal and became a source of inspiration for the San Marco series of Athens watches and other single-question timepieces.
The “Double Tiger” single repeater watch is inspired by the early single repeater. It uses a newly designed 18K rose gold case with a diameter of 43 mm. It is equipped with a black onyx dial. It is a classic watch design but retains the sense of the times and reflects the trend. Trend, the active doll on the dial perfectly interprets the retro trend and modern design.
The watch gives people a classic and noble feeling. The focus is on the two exquisitely crafted tigers on the dial, hand-carved in 18K rose gold. One of the tigers will beat the front paws with the sound of the chime. The single repeater timepiece is equipped with a rare self-winding movement. The “Double Tiger” single repeater timepiece will report the time by itself when it crosses the hour and when necessary. When the self-sound function is activated, the tiger will slap its front paws several times accordingly.
Just simply tap the on/off button, the self-alarming timekeeping device can be started or stopped according to your preference. When the S pointer points to the hourglass, the self-timer function will stop. Conversely, if the pointer points to the small dot, the self-talking device will activate. The anti-reflective sapphire crystal case back provides excellent protection for the movement, and the see-through case back allows you to appreciate its complex and fascinating movement. In addition, the watch is water resistant up to 30 meters.
Making the interrogation watch spring device is an important part of the history of Athens. At the end of the 1980s, the Ulysse Nardin watch has combined the interrogation watch with the delicately crafted moving dolls, and became one of the early manufacturers of the revival of the interrogation watch technology. Today, best Ulysse Nardin is still one of the few watch brands in the world that uses moving dolls on the dial to make timekeeping watches. Its minute repeater and single repeater cannot be produced by machinery, making them outstanding examples of high-end watches. .
The brand new “Double Tiger” single repeater timepiece is a classic design, showing the best performance of the king’s power and catering to the future. It is the purest and most unique masterpiece of the watch.
Technical data of Athens “Double Tiger” single-question clock
Model 6106-130/E2: 18K rose gold
Model 6109-130/E2: Platinum
Power reserve: about 42 hours
Winding method: automatic winding method
Function: single-question timekeeping table, self-reporting time every hour and half-hour, self-reporting time start system, 18K gold event doll
Case: 43 mm in diameter
Dial: black onyx
Crown: Waterproof crown
Water resistance: 30 meters
Surface: Anti-glare and anti-wear sapphire crystal glass
Case back: anti-glare and wear-resistant sapphire crystal glass, fixed with screws
Strap: Alligator leather strap