Up for grabs is an exceptionally rare Ulysse Nardin chronograph, circa 1940s. This particular example is housed in a solid, 18kt yellow gold monopusher case, and fitted with a rare “pulsations” scale enameled dial. Vintage Ulysse Nardin chronographs from this era are somewhat of an oddity, with a surprising number of faked copies entering the market over the years. As very few genuine examples come to the market and are known to exist, it is easy to infer that very few were produced by Ulysse Nardin during the 1930-1950s, as they were not a very large brand at the time as they are now.
This Ulysse Nardin chronograph is in excellent vintage condition. The fixed-bars case does not show signs of overpolishing, with thick and even lugs, likely very lightly cleaned up in the past. The dial is near perfect, with no major cracks, and only one small and light hairline near the edge of the dial between 7 and 8 o’clock, which is very common for these fragile enamel dials.