Named after Ulysse Nardin’s son, Paul David, who took control of the company after his death in 1876, the new Classico Paul David Nardin is based on a 1945 timepiece from the company’s archives.

Fittingly, it measures 39 mm in diameter, is made of stainless steel, has baton hands, Arabic numerals, along with a small seconds display at 6 o’clock. All specifications that give it a classic appearance. In fact, the design is akin to the 1964 retro Ulysse Nardin timepiece that we covered last week.

It even has the same automatic caliber UN-320 in-house movement and the logo featuring the brand name in flat black print with a raised, silvered anchor motif applied directly to the dial.

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Most importantly, it does not look like the Nebuchadnezzar spaceship from the movie the Matrix. Why is that important? Well, considering how many Ulysse Nardin timepieces do, it is a nice change of pace and pays tribute to the brand’s heritage as opposed to being something that Morpheus might wear.

The retail price is $9500, which is quite high, but at least it caters to a totally different market. Learn more at Ulysse Nardin.

Posted by:Jason Pitsch