With the invention of the new movement UN-118, in the innovative application of avant-garde materials, Ulysse Nardin has once again confirmed its leadership in the watch industry.
The movement UN-118 follows the pace of the first self-developed Sonata watch movement UN-66 / 67 and the anniversary movement UN-160, a major step forward in the innovation of movement technology.
The escapement of the movement UN-118 was developed by the cooperation between the Athenian watch factory and the Swiss company Sigatec.
DIAMonSIL is a revolutionary alliance of silicon and synthetic diamonds. It is a very lightweight but hard material that reduces friction and eliminates the need to add lubricant to the escapement-this is definitely the holy grail of watchmakers.
Sigatec is the only company in the world capable of producing high-precision parts in silicon and DiamonSil, and they have mastered a nanotechnology that will take many years to develop.
The movement UN-118 will be the first member of the self-developed movement series. This series uses the patented DIAMonSIL escapement, with a homemade oscillator that can be adjusted with 4 screws, and a silicon 1.1.1 spring. This oscillator was patented in 2007 and first launched on the market in March 2008. It is used in Sonata silicon crystal limited watches.
‘Athens Watch’s strategy to develop its own movement technology allows us to control its quality.’ Said Mr. Rove Schneider, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Athens Watch. Watches are for future generations to be treasured. ‘
The movement UN-118 is also equipped with a 60-hour power reserve and a calendar display that can be adjusted forward and backward instantly.
Technical Information Movement UN -118
The self-designed and developed movement won the certification of the Swiss Official Observatory (COSC)-the escapement is made of patented DIAMonSIL oscillator: the patented inertia balance wheel I 10 and silicon 1.1.1 balance spring total diameter: 31.60 mm total thickness: 6.45 mm : 60 hours Number of parts: 248 Number of gems: 50 Frequency: 4 Hz, 28,800 times per hour
Côtes de Genève Geneva stripe circular pattern Côtes de Genève Geneva wave pattern Ring texture Diamond cut corners-plated with platinoïde metal alloy
Hour and minute hands in the center position Direct-drive small seconds hand Power reserve display Six-position calendar window display, date can be adjusted quickly back and forth