Ulysse Nardin Executive Dual Hour Review

I remember the first time I saw the Executive Dual Time watch. I visited Ulysse Nardin at a watch trade show and saw some models that I was not yet familiar with. Obviously they are UN watches, but they don’t have the typical UN look that many associate with the brand. The “Executive” in the name seems to imply that the UN wants these watches to be aimed at business people looking for reliable everyday wear. The construction is impressive and I can’t get over that super clear dial – but do I love this watch?

After using the Ulysse Nardin Executive Dual Time watch for a while, I can easily say that I really like this watch. I wasn’t sure at first, but this piece really took me seriously – thanks in large part to a combination of factors including movement, legibility and quality. I still don’t know how it fits into the overall DNA of the Ulysse Nardin line, and frankly, I don’t even care. Ulysse Nardin is an independent watch maker – they can design and release whatever they like without having to make sure it fits some prescribed mold.

This particular Executive Dual Time watch is numbered # 243-00/42. Look online and you’ll find a wide variety of styles in the collection. The stainless steel (also 18k rose gold) case is 43mm wide with a very wide lug construction and strap. This makes it feel larger on the wrist while not looking like a big watch. 43mm wide isn’t too big today, and the mostly round case with thick bezels makes it look less bulky on the wrist. The bezel reminds you it’s black ceramic. Here, materials are used appropriately to add color, gloss, and of course the high level of scratch resistance of ceramics.

Ulysse Nardin does a great job of making this case interesting, but not too weird. Fully polished, the finish is well done, and the little details on the case keep it from getting boring. The proprietary strap connection on the lugs forces you to only buy the Ulysse Nardin strap, but you might argue that it deserves the unique look. Even the details on the crown guard and the crown with the UN logo can be easily appreciated. On the other side of the case are two ceramic buttons and a serial number plate. While this is not a limited edition watch, Ulysse Nardin likes to personalize each piece with a nameplate bearing its unique serial number.

What impresses me is that the Executive Dual Time is water resistant to 100 meters. It’s not terribly high or anything, but it exceeds my expectations for this type of watch. Above the dial is a sapphire crystal with just the right amount of AR coating to prevent glare as much as possible. Another sapphire crystal sits above the case back to reveal the movement.

As I said, dial legibility is excellent. I think one of the main advantages of the series. On this model, the dial is a smooth black with a mix of applied and printed hour markers. UN appropriately uses diamond-cut and polished indexes and hands to create a high level of contrast, while retaining the desire for polished metal.

Design-wise, the dial has a large rectangular minute indicator and circular secondary seconds dial, among other elements that don’t seem to come together on paper. This combination of seemingly random design cues from brands like Cartier and Roger Dubuis actually makes sense — but probably not at first. Like I said, I wasn’t drawn to the watch’s dial design until I lived with it for a while. Now I really appreciate the combination of elegance and functionality. The dial does have lumens, but not a lot. Quality SuperLumiNova parts are used for the hands and some hour markers on the inner scale. Having said that, the high-contrast dial itself is easy to read in the dark without Luminous.

What about the dual time function? Ulysse Nardin fake apparently released this system back in 1996, and it’s still a powerful module made by the brand. Inside this watch is the caliber UN-24 automatic movement. This is composed of a modified Swiss ETA 2892 automatic movement. Above it is a special Athens module that adds a large date indicator and second time zone. What struck me about UN-24 was two things. First, the movement runs very smoothly. You’ll feel that all the kinks have been worked out from the movement long ago, and making adjustments feels safe and controllable. Sometimes the movements feel as if they have little work and development is rushed – but not here.

The date adjustment feature you’ll love is the ability to adjust dates back and forth. Trust me – it’s a good thing. The dual time function is displayed through a window that displays the time in 24-hour format. This is the same function as GMT, but it uses a disc with a GMT hand to indicate a second time zone. Both times change when you adjust the time via the crown. The trick lies in the two buttons on the left side of the case – these are used to change the local time (main dial) forwards and backwards. The result is an easy-to-read, easy-to-adjust GMT watch for travel. There are even handy plus and minus signs on the putter. The ability to move the date and time zone in both directions shows a dedication to user experience, which is actually a bit of a rarity in this industry.

Compared to many watches, the Executive Dial Time replica watch gets quite a few compliments on my wrist. I guess it does have a nice “execution” look. The strap is available in textured rubber and alligator leather. The bi-fold button expander is made of smooth polished metal in a style I’ve never seen before. Even that element has a lot of attention. Overall, it’s the many little details that make this great watch. I warmly compliment it to anyone who might benefit from its functionality and see this beautiful watch on their wrist.

A landmark year for BREMONT and British watchmaking

As 2021 draws to a close, we want to look back on one of our busiest and most ambitious years since Bremont fake was founded in 2002.

The year was filled with great excitement and great achievements. From the opening of The Wing in Henley-on-Thames, our manufacturing and technical centre in the heart of the English countryside, to the launch of our own movement collection, the ENG300, the fulfillment of our lifelong ambition to bring watchmaking back to British shores. The construction of The Wing It takes considerable patience, time and investment, but the 35,000-square-foot state-of-the-art mechanical watch manufacturing facility is a dream, and it represents yet another leap forward in British watchmaking on a scale not seen in the UK since the 1970s.

In addition to The Wing, we continue to expand our retail portfolio and this year we are proud to open 5 new branded boutiques in Shanghai, Manchester, Bluewater, Birmingham and Bristol – fueling our ambition and inspiring us to use brick Blocks tell Bremont’s story with passion and mortar across the globe. fake men’s watches

Our ambassadors and partners constantly test themselves and our watches beyond endurance to achieve greater excellence. From the Nirmal ‘Nims’ Purja MBE climbing 14 of the world’s highest peaks in record time, to the Rolls-Royce “Spirit of Innovation” breaking the world record for the fastest flight of an all-electric aircraft. Likewise, we celebrated the RFU’s 150th anniversary and had an exciting F1 season in partnership with the Williams team, which we were delighted to witness at Silverstone, joined by our good friend Harrison Ford.

We’re proud to work with so many exciting talents and brand partners that push us to create watches that challenge and inspire us, and there’s been no shortage of new releases this year. From the acclaimed Supermarine Chrono represented by our action ambassador, Jason Fox, to the elegant diamond-encrusted Lady K, inspired by the sailboats our fathers built for our mothers when we were kids. The desert-inspired titanium MB Savanna continues our successful partnership with Martin-Baker, with our watches subjected to the same rigorous testing program as flying ejection seats – play with our online MB configurator, Build your own custom MB for the holidays! And this fall, we are proud to introduce a limited edition Longitude, http://www.cheapestwrist.co

We have demonstrated excellence and commitment to the development of UK manufacturing through investment, education and apprenticeships and we are delighted to have won the ‘Made in Britain’ award at the Walpole 2021 British Luxury Awards. Bremont was also named ‘British Watch Company of the Year’ at the WatchPro Awards and we are very proud to be awarded the Silver Armed Forces Covenant for our support of the Armed Forces and their families. It is an honor to receive these prestigious awards in a year that has been such an important milestone.

None of this would have been possible without you – thanks to our friends and customers who support and encourage us every step of the way. Our success belongs to you, and we have more to share with you as we look ahead to our 20th anniversary in 2022.

Stay safe and enjoy spending time with your loved ones this holiday season. We look forward to seeing you in 2022 and wish you all a Happy New Year and all the best. cheap BREMONT

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Bronze Watch Hands-On

In our lives there is always-I mean always-space for extra cool sports watches. What do you think of the 45mm wide, retro-looking pilot watch from the major brands that uses an in-house made movement and a cool bronze case? That is the new 2015 Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Bronze watch.

We like this Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Bronze very much, and we relisted it in the article of the top 10 watches at Baselworld 2015. why? Well, although this timepiece is not too “new”, it is a very successful combination of elements, and many watch lovers have recently fallen in love with it. There is another situation here. A major Swiss watch manufacturer has once again shown that it has been paying close attention to what enthusiast watch collectors and small brands have been doing.

Bronze is a strange metal, and given that metal is prone to rapid oxidation, it has never traditionally been part of the luxury watch experience. Now, the exact reason why bronze is not a good case material in history is the reason why it is popular today. The enthusiasm for vintage-looking timepieces makes the idea of ​​a new watch with a modern movement and structure look as attractive as an antique. Yes, this is fashion, but that’s why we don’t wear boring watches.

When the Gerald Genta brand (later merged into Bulgari) released the extremely cool and avant-garde Gefica series (review here), bronze began to enter the field of luxury watches, which used a bronze case with titanium elements. Bronze is designed to quickly “antiquities”, which means that each case will quickly show the case discoloration in a unique way. This tendency to discolor the metal makes it interesting. More importantly, bronze is not a precious metal, so its appearance is different from steel, but it is not inherently expensive.

Since Gefica, many small watch manufacturers have introduced bronze watches-the most famous being Anonimo. Today, even big brands like Zenith and Panerai offer a selection of bronze timepieces. As far as I know, Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Bronze is Zenith’s first.

You need to understand the difference between the early Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special and the 2015 Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Bronze. When you look at the details, these are quite different creations and should not be confused with each other. Around 2014, Zenith fake made a potentially myopic decision to use the Swiss Sellita movement to produce an “entry-level” priced version of its popular Pilot Type 20 series. The brand known for its in-house movement and the famous El Primero suddenly decided to make a watch equipped with a purchased movement? Well, don’t worry, this decision did not last long. Zenith’s management quickly realized that all Zenith watches need to have an internally manufactured movement.

Therefore, in addition to the new bronze case (compared to the steel of the previous model), the 2015 Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special is finally “special”, which means it has a manufacturing movement inside. This movement is not El Primero, but the still good Zenith caliber 679 “Elite” automatic movement, which runs at 4 Hz and has a power reserve of 50 hours. I also like the very clean execution of the dial, which does not include the date indicator window. This means that the pure symmetry of the dial will not be destroyed by the date window. Of course, the date is a popular feature, but now many watch lovers choose to abandon the date window (when they encounter a suitable watch) and corresponding functions in exchange for aesthetic considerations.

Zenith Pilot Type 20 is 45 mm wide, not small, but not crazy. Anyone who likes larger timepieces will appreciate this style. More importantly, the slightly retro-style dial and (of course) the case make the watch look better at large diameters. The thickness of the 45 mm wide case is 14.25 mm, and the lugs are small, so it will not be too large on the wrist. watches replica high quality

We feel that what Zenith has done really well in such a watch is that it combines a series of design elements together, which is very harmonious and desirable. Of course, sports elements and super luminous dial, SuperLumiNova and super clear legibility make for an excellent sports watch and daily wear. I really like the larger Zenith Pilot watch series because it has some serious personality. These big and bold timepieces are suitable for confident people, they are not to show off, but to wear an extension of personality on the wrist.

The Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Bronze case is water-resistant to 100 meters. Although most of it is made of bronze, the bottom cover is carved from titanium with a cool Zenith flat pattern. Titanium is a better bottom cover material because bronze does not always respond well to human skin (unless you like your skin to turn green).

Attached to the watch is an “oily frosted” leather strap with black rubber lining and titanium buckle. Overall, this is a cool and simple timepiece that is easy to understand and portrays some of the more interesting trends we see in how people enjoy high-end watches. Zenith Pilot