How Ulysse Nardin Beautifully Makes Watches Part 5

How Ulysse Nardin Beautifully Makes Watches Part 5

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Ulysse Nardin has recently produced a beautiful corporate movie displaying the people and methods behind the production of watches at their facilities in Switzerland. We've broken down those movies into several parts which will be posted weekly for you to watch. Please enjoy part 5 of the series on how Ulysse Nardin makes watches.

As we publish the movies you'll be able to see all of them on the Ulysse Nardin Manufacture Movie page here.

For more information visit Ulysse Nardin's website.

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9 comments
SuperStrapper
SuperStrapper

Geez. Having trouble paying the bills lately? I love UN, maybe my all-around fave, and I certainly understand that sponsors make the world go 'round, but these would have been better received spread out over a few months, not days.

Billy Beer
Billy Beer

When do we get to see the video where the master UN watchmakers/marketers relabel standard 2824 or 2892 movement as a UN-24 or UN-26, which are then plopped into their maxi marine collection?  Also I would love to see how they inflate the prices on these watches 2-3 times their value?

Ulysses31
Ulysses31

Is this the last one?  If I wanted to be blasted with UN commercials I could just visit their website.  I guess all those other Swiss manufacturers who make equally beautiful watches would rather their products speak for themselves.  I know it's a sponsored post, yet it still leaves a bad taste in the mouth.

nateb123
nateb123

@Billy Beer UN-26 has a power reserve indicator, sub-seconds dial and is a chronometer.  They also do a fair bit to the base movement not unlike IWC.  It's not just a bog-standard 2892.  A friend has a rose gold and titanium maxi diver and it's a hell of a watch.  Fit and finish that put a lot of comparable pieces to shame.

Ariel Adams
Ariel Adams

There is one more. The video was broken up in to 6 parts. I like the videos a lot actually, and strive to ensure that sponsored posts add at least something interesting. They are clearly labeled as such and will never work to replace content, merely supplement it. Most will be one-off pieces rather than series such as this. No reason to have any bad taste, I want all sponsored and independent content to be clearly separate from one another - not something you get in many other publications.

nateb123
nateb123

@Ulysses31 Just like the ads in the sidebar, you don't have to click on these videos if you don't like them.  As a matter of fact, I do enjoy them (although UN is stretching it out a bit by making the videos so short).  I appreciate the transparency of it.  They show the work that is done by machines as much as the work done by watchmakers.  And somehow it comes off as much more human than the "science lab filled with robots" vibe you get from a comparable Omega video.

Billy Beer
Billy Beer

@nateb123 @Billy Beer Actually IWC for their lower end lines do not make any modifications to their movements now.  All the modifications are done by ETA, who even stamp the rotor.

As far as UN, ETA makes a chronometer grade movement for the 2824 (used in the maxi marine series), 2892 (dual time), and 7750 (maxi chronographs).  What substantial changes does UN make to a movement used in watches made by Ball, Bremont, Sinn, and others for a fraction of the price?  It does not look like they do any additional regulation to the movement such as testing it at different temperatures or positions.  Nor does it look like they make any substantial changes to the movement unlike Bremont who make their own shock-absorber or Sinn with their Diapal and temperature resistant technology.  Also I am not sure why a power reserve is such an impressive add-on when it is commonly found on watches as cheap as Orients.  While they are unique watches I can't see their paying as much for one of their watches as a GO, JLC, or In-house IWC in stainless steel or PP, ALS, Breguet, or FP Journe in precious metals.

Ulysses31
Ulysses31

@nateb123 @Ulysses31 I don't dislike UN - i'm just wondering if this is a sign of things to come, if every other post will be a sponsored one and we will no longer be able to assume that the reviews here are relatively unbiased. 

Ariel Adams
Ariel Adams

I can easily say right here that what you are suggesting is not something to worry about. Though I am happy you bring it us. Let's take the example of a magazine. The idea is that while flipping through the pages you see some that are articles and other that are ads. For the most part they are easy to tell apart. The danger is when you can't. That separation is key. The reason they are labeled "Sponsored" is so that you know what is paid for and what is not. And sponsored posts will never "take over the site." The whole point of this website is to offer independent reviews and news for the readers. Without you guys, what are we? Just me and the guys talking about watches into space. We do it for the audience. Yes, we are ad supported. That is a fiscal necessity, but I won't allow a situation where biased content poisons the site into irrelevance. What would be the point of that? Short-term gain for long-term destruction.