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GMT Big Date w/ small second (Basel 2005)

April 21 2005 at 8:05 AM

Marcus Hanke  (Login mhanke)


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Here is one of the less spectacular novelties shown by Ulysse Nardin at this year's Basel fair: A GMT Big Date with a small subsecond, instead of the normals central sweep second. Additionally, there is a new style of hourmarkers, similar to that used for the limited Hour Glass edition last summer, and a displayback. Also the case diameter is larger, seems to be at 42mm.





The displayback will be standard on all GMTs from now on. This edition has a blue galvanized rotor, the Lady GMTs I saw still had the rhodinized rotor. Personally, I miss the old solid steel caseback, with its beautifully executed Saint Marcus' lion. The large bearing and rotor of the 2892, together with the large automatic winding bridge and the small balance wheel do not offer a really intriguing sight, IMHO.



Regards,
Marcus

 
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