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Ulysse Nardin

1960's Ulysse Nardin Vintage 1904 $20 Gold Double Eagle Coin Watch - 18K Gold

SKU: 21-201978

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CONDITIONS

PRISTINE Merchandise is in “like new” condition. There are no signs of wear or any other visible imperfections.  EXCELLENT Merchandise is in exceptionally good condition with very little wear. Any imperfections are described in detail.  VERY GOOD: Merchandise is in very good condition for its age. Older items may exhibit very light patina and wear relative to the age of the product, and more contemporary items will be just short of “excellent”. GOOD: Merchandise is in good condition and typically will appear mildly to moderately used. There may be some surface scratches and/or other imperfections. Older items may exhibit patina and wear related to their age. Please review the item listing for specific details regarding condition.

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Owned by a number of U.S. Presidents, the gold coin watch is a true American luxury icon. First released in 1965 at the Basel Fair, these treasured watches combine a timeless elegance with a very distinctive luxury character. The rare Ulysse Nardin coin watch showcased in today's offering is an all original example of one of those special pieces. Its case is crafted from a majestic, vintage $20 Liberty "Double Eagle" gold coin. The historic Double Eagle coin, which was first struck in 1850 as a result of the California gold rush, offers the highest gold content of any regular issue U.S. gold coin of its era and possesses one of the most arresting reverses on any United States coin: a dauntless eagle, its wings fully spread. This gleaming Double Eagle gold coin keepsake from America's past reigned as King of American coins from 1850 to 1907 and remains a tangible reminder of our rich, hard-money heritage. A coin-like fluted edge enhances the watch's styling and the simple hands keep the focus on the beauty of the coin. Each coin has been in circulation and contains imperfections which add to the individual character of each watch. Unlike more modern examples from other company's like Corum that often feature quartz movements, Nardin equipped this watch with a high grade ultra-thin handwound movement. Of the numerous gold coin watches we have seen from the likes of Corum, Piaget, Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, Vacheron & Constantin, Rolex, and various other luxury and lesser makers, interestingly this is only the third example we can ever recall seeing that was made by Ulysse Nardin. It is all original. The case is in very good condition with light wear and the usual depression by the hinge commonly found on these. The dial is original and near mint. And the ultra thin Ulysse Nardin movement is keeping time within approx. one second per hour. If you are looking for a watch with a rich, historical legacy, look no further. To buy a comparable gold coin watch new today would cost close to $20,000 - and it wouldn't have close to the charisma of this majestic, vintage original.



FINER POINTS


No: 729,142


Functions: Hours and Minutes


Dial: Silver with painted baton indexes. Blackened steel baton hands, 100% original, near mint with light bezel rub


Hands: Original, blackened steel batons


Movement type: Very high grade, manually wound, Ulysse Nardin, flat caliber, gilt finished, fausses cotes decoration, shock protected


Bracelet: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn


Width between lugs: 16mm


Crystal type: Mineral glass


Return Policy: 7 days from the day it is received

SKU: 21-201978
Accompanied by: Ulysse Nardin
Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
Color: Silver with painted baton indexes
Watch Movement: Manually Wound
Country of Origin: Switzerland
Authenticity Details: Ulysse Nardin
Case Dimensions (in mm): 31mm wide, 37mm long lug tip-to-tip
Primary Material: 18K Gold

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Please contact Portero Customer Care Department for a return authorization, and ship back item within 7 days of receipt. Items must be properly packaged in comparable box, and in unworn condition.

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