The Ulysse Nardin futurist ovoid table clock called UFO gets a suntan for the Only Watch biennial. The 9th edition of the auction of unique timepieces sold in aid of research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy will take place on Saturday, November 6th, 2021. Boosted by touches of iridescent orange, the Ulysse Nardin Only Watch UFO has everything to raise the bidding of lovers of beautiful objects.
This year, the timepiece auctioned by Ulysse Nardin for Only Watch is not a wristwatch but a wacky high flying clockmaker’s object, a work of art, a piece of design and architecture, a toy, quite simply the UFO, a table clock ready to welcome you on board for a new entertaining odyssey, in a “unique piece” version with an orange hue.
Indeed, the electric orange palette of Only Watch has sprung out in touches on the Ulysse Nardin UFO! The out of the ordinary object, already venerated by traditional clock lovers and acclaimed when it was released in April 2021 is already sold out in its metallic blue version of which the house produced only 75 pieces. The UFO is making an energetic return to center stage for the auction patronized by H.R.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, established by the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy.
The spherical aluminum base of the clock on which the blown glass dome is secured by a bayonet system, is made orange by a special anodizing surface treatment. The three connecting cylinders and the three lower ties of the movement have also been colored orange. The power reserve disk, the decorative insert with the Ulysse Nardin emblem the anchor also colored orange. The three dials also painted, but with a mat appearance unlike the other metallic orange elements.
A unique piece, exclusively produced for the occasion, it will be auctioned in November 2021 Its pop details remind us that the orange color is stimulating and full of joy. A call to the nonchalance of sunny days. As if illuminated, energized and sunlit, the UFO sways in the most refined way. So, with this orange version, this is a golden opportunity to acquire a unique original of this art object.
Under the patronage of H.R.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Only Watch auction was established by the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy (AMM). This eagerly awaited biennial event will premiere in Monaco as part of the Yacht Show (September 22nd 25th 2021 which has been sponsored by the brand for over a decade. This promotional tour, which will end in Geneva (November 6th) will allow many collectors, fans, aficionados and media representatives to discover the creations Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the American continent will host stages of it.
The event aims to raise money for research into muscular dystrophy, including Duchenne Duchenne muscular dystrophy affects around one in 3 000 boys at birth and causes progressive degeneration of all the muscles in the body.
Only Watch brings together unique timepieces by luxury watch brands Since 2005 some 40 million Swiss francs have been raised for this cause thanks to the watches donated by around fifty participating brands.
Luc Pettavino President of the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy explains that this initiative demonstrates, edition after edition, that empathy, altruism and mutual respect, expressed within a collective movement have an extraordinary strength and are a form of hope in a world undergoing great change.
The Origin of the object
Swinging, the design object has just what it takes to revive all your childhood dreams It is a sphere, a globe. From the marine chronometers of the 19th and 20th centuries to the Freak in 2001 and then the Blast in 2020 the Manufacture has constantly designed technical and cutting edge watchmaking objects.