Thursday, July 3, 2014

Ulysse Nardin Hourstriker Tiger

This just in from Ulysse Nardin -

Courtesy of Ulysse Nardin
This is the Hourstriker Tiger

In the vein of the lion, the tiger is considered a symbol of power and energy, and is featured prominently across continents and cultures. In Europe, Asia and the Middle East, it is often associated with the mightiness of kings.
Drawing from the roots of the original Hourstriker, the Hourstriker Tiger features a completely new case design. Forty three millimeters in diameter, it features a genuine black onyx dial accented by 18-karat rose gold.

Classically royal in feeling, the timepiece’s focal point is its two beautifully hand-carved 18-karat gold tiger figurines that move with the sound of a gong. A sonnerie en passant with a rare automatic movement, the Hourstriker Tiger plays on the hour on demand or can be set to “gong” the time in passing. As it gongs, the tiger Jaquemarts move the precise number of times the hammer hits the gong.

To this day, Ulysse Nardin is among the rare manufacture in the world to use Jaquemarts on the dial. Its minute and hour repeaters cannot be industrialized, making them exceptional examples of high horology.

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