Ulysse Nardin reveals its sensual side with the new Hourstriker Erotica Jarretière. Ulysse Nardin is known for its daring watchmaking ingenuity, with the new Hourstriker Erotica Jarretière, the manufacture pushes the boundaries, once again, revealing a side never seen before —sensuality. Adding a little risqué to its repertoire of wristwatches is the new Hourstriker Erotica Jarretière. Erotic scenes are a long-standing tradition in the watch industry. Ulysse Nardin takes the subject matter to new heights through its implementation of the Hourstriker movement and Jaquemarts. A delicate, handcrafted miniature brings the romance of Venice to life. The delicately finished black onyx dial portrays the scene exposing lovers, viewable from the interior balcony, enjoying each other. Set admist traditional Venetian décor, the nude man and woman make love on a chaise; these figures are handmade 18K gold Jaquemarts that move in rhythm with the Hourstriker.
Behind the chaise is an exterior view of the iconic Rialto Bridge arching majestically over Venice’s Grand Canal, enhancing the amorous scene. Strewn on the carpet in front of the chaise is a pair of high heels and the tiniest, but most provocative, arousal —the garter, or Jarretière.
A little seductress, the garter has the ability to overpower the most controlled men. Run by the complex Hourstriker mechanism, the watch gongs on the hour and on request as the couple moves, in the heat of passion, up and down with the sound. Simple for the timekeeper’s owner to operate, the striking mechanism can be activated or deactivated by simply pressing pusher one. One of the earliest manufacturers to lead the rebirth of the striking mechanism, Ulysse Nardin also remains among the rare watchmakers to use Jaquemarts. An exclusive timepiece, revealing a soft, sensual side, whether a gift for a lover or a personal selection by a romantic, it renders a want that we all crave: to have love and desire as constants in our lives.
The new Ulysse Nardin Hourstriker Erotica Jarretière comes in a very exclusive limited edition of 28 pieces each in 18K rose gold and platinum.
Sticker Price $99,000 USD for 18K rose gold and $119,000 USD for platinum. For more info on Ulysse Nardin click here.
Ulysse Nardin Hourstriker Erotica Jarretière ref. 6116-130 18k rose gold and ref. 6119-130 Platinum.
Movement: Automatic calibre UN-611 with a 42-hour power reserve. Striking of hours and half hours with automatic chime activation system.
Case: 42mm diameter in either 18K rose gold or 950 Platinum.
Dial: Genuine black onyx dial with two animated Jaquemart in 18K gold.
Water-resistance: 30 meters
Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire crystal for front and case back.
Strap: Black alligator leather strap with folding clasp.