The Santa Maria, the most daring of the merchant ships of Christopher Columbus, was nicknamed by her crew Mariagalante gently. The flagship, used by explorers during the first expedition in 1492, was regal and bold. Most of his large two sisters, Nina and the Pinta, the Santa Maria was one of the most important ships of the story because of what I represent – the courage.
With true craftsmanship and unparalleled precision, the Classic Limited Edition Ulysse Nardin Santa Maria tells of this noble vessel and its adventurous story. Using the precious antique cloisonne technique, combined with the fine art of glazing, is made a fitting tribute to the magnificent Santa Maria, masterful timepiece.
Every detail has been carefully created by artisans Ulysse Nardin second in bright colors and precise techniques. A background of deep blue frames this glorious depiction of the ship with its proud trees and the canopy on top of flag waving in the wind free, while a jet of water rises from the blue-green sea to meet the grain of the wood of the ship.
Brave as her namesake, the Classic Limited Edition Santa Maria and produced with painstaking work that requires more work 50 hours and 26 cooking processes to complete each enamel dial. Each dial and hand-made by specialists who enamellers perpetuating the elegant decorative art of cloisonne comes to producing unique work of art.
The procedure is very complicated, requires the right mix of skills and a steady hand and then makes it one of the most complex artistic disciplines. Ulysse Nardin has revived this decorative technique which only lost a few artists are masters.
The stunning beauty of the Classic Limited Edition Santa Maria fits perfectly with the technical precision of the timepiece. The clock was winding caliber 815 with A movement with COSC-certified chronometer. It has a power reserve of 42 hours.
The Classic Limited Edition Santa Maria joins other original and exquisite timepiece in the collection of Ulysse Nardin and Cloisonne and available in a limited edition of 30 pieces, both in 18 ct rose gold. In white gold.
The Santa Maria and proudly a testament to the discovery and adventure, crossing the Atlantic Ocean on a journey that has remained imprinted in the history of the world. The Classic Limited Edition Santa Maria retains the same dedication to craftsmanship.
- 18 k white gold Ref 8150-111-2/SM
- Ref 8156-111-2/SM Rose Gold 18 k
- Movement: A-815 certified chronometer
- Power Reserve: 42 hours
- Upload: Automatic
- Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds
- Diameter: 40 mm
- Dial: Enamel Cloisonne, why ‘Santa Maria’
- Crown: Water-resistant
- Water Resistance: 50 m
- Crystal: sapphire antireflective
- Back: A view, with sapphire crystal secured with screws
- Strap: Alligator.