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PRESS RELEASE: Ulysse Nardin presents the "Macho Palladium 950"

August 9 2006 at 3:49 PM

Marcus Hanke  (Login mhanke)

Macho Palladium 950

Ulysse Nardin proudly introduces a new collection – Macho Palladium 950. With its unique shape and produced in a rare precious metal known as Palladium, the Macho Palladium 950 promises to create quite a stir in the industry.

Once again, Ulysse Nardin is proving itself to be a leader in the watch industry - employing new materials and new technologies in the production of both mechanical components for movements and cases.

Palladium, a hard and bright precious material similar to Platinum.

Identified by William Hyde Wollastone in 1803, he chose to name this new element after Pallas who, according to Greek mythology, was the companion of Athene (Goddess of Art) – hence the name Palladium.

Until recently palladium has been used in jewelry primarily as an alloying element for white gold. It is now being offered as a material for watches and jewelry in its own right. With several unique qualities including bright white color that does not tarnish, and its’ high purity level (harder than gold), Palladium promises to be one of the most exciting watch and jewelry materials of the 21st century. Palladium is an extremely rare element – and in fact is twenty times more rare than gold. Palladium belongs to the Platinum family.

The speciality of the Macho Palladium 950 movement

The Macho Palladium 950 has a power reserve indicator that was first used in Ulysse Nardin pocket watches that were produced in 1912. Both the underlying disk and the hand move.

When the movement is wound, either manually or by the movements of the wrist, the disk rotates counter-clockwise until the largest segment of the scale reaches the power reserve hand.

When the watch is not being worn, the power reserve hand rotates counter-clockwise until it reaches the smallest segment of the scale.

The self-winding movement is fully wound when the hand points to the largest segment on the disk. The movement has a power reserve of approximately 42 hours.

Chronometer Certificate C.O.S.C.

The Macho Palladium 950 undergoes the rigorous tests of the Swiss Official Chronometer Control, certifying to the reliability and accuracy of this exceptional timepiece.

Technical data

Ref. 278-70
Movement Caliber UN-27, 38 jewels.
Power-Reserve Approximately 42 h.
Winding Self-winding chronometer movement with official rating certificate (C.O.S.C).
Functions Authentic power reserve system with both small hand and underlying disk turning. Oversized small seconds.
Case Palladium 950.
Crown Screw down security crown.
Diameter 43 x 40.5 mm.
Water-resistance 50 m.
Crystal Anti reflective sapphire crystal.
Case-back Sapphire crystal
Bracelet Alligator leather strap with palladium folding buckle.
Palladium bracelet.

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