Launched this month in Zurich, the Ulysse Nardin Stranger is a world’s first. More exactly, it is the first music box wristwatch and it was developed in collaboration with musician Dieter Meier. Limited to only 99 examples, the exquisite timepiece plays Frank Sinatra’s iconic Strangers in the Night song, hence its name.
Inside the 18k pink gold case lays an in-house manufactured automatic movement caliber UN-690. It features 64 jewels and a mechanism that plays the famous song every hour. Of course, this feature can be turned off by simply pushing the button at the 10 o’clock position. Setting the time is accomplished by pushing (not pulling) the crown and then rotating it upwards or downwards, as necessary.
Extremely impressive is the musical instrument with rotating disk that can be admired on the dial through the AR-coated sapphire crystal. Creating the timepiece took 5 years of planning and development, and now the product is finally here for diehard exclusivity lovers. It has a power reserve of 48 hours, a matching pink gold buckle, and a leather strap.