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ULYSSE NARDIN Rattrapante Chronograph, 1950s

CHF 2,000


Extremely rare steel 64mm ULYSSE NARDIN No. 127299, split second / rattrapante chronograph and observatory! certified chronometer pocket watch, made early 1950s. In fact in 1953 and 1954 this particular piece SN: 127299 was adjusted by Werner Dubois and submitted to timing contests to Neuchâtel Observatory, where scored N=9.70 and N=8.40 accordingly. Accompanied by the original Ulysse Nardin leather-covered fitted field case and strap.

C. Three-body, “bassine et filets,” polished with screwed-down case back (missing). Detachable stainless steel cuvette. White enamel with painted Paris numerals, outer minute track with Arabic five minute/second markers, extreme outer chronograph ring divided into 1/5th and 1/10th of a second, subsidiary seconds and 30- minute register. Blued steel Breguet hands. 22”’, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, 26 jewels, fast beating straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation Guillaume balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, micrometer index regulator, button on the winding crown and push piece in the band for the split-seconds function. Dial, case and movement signed.

The apex of Ulysse Nardin horological technology, comes together with its original sport timer case, in a good 8/10 condition (screwed-down case back is missing), running and ready to use!


Brand Ulysse Nardin
Model Split second / rattrapante chronograph and observatory! certified chronometer
Reference N/A
Year Circa 1950s
Movement Manual winding
Calibre Cal. UN 22”’
Case material Stainless Steel
Case size 64 mm
Features observatory! certified chronometer
Box/Papers original sport case, no papers


In fully working order. Good condition 8/10, minor surface scratches, scuffs and discolorations through the age. Screwed-down case back is missing. See photos.

Watches are sold as-is, and there is no guarantee of to be waterproof or movement accuracy, due to the nature of vintage watches. Please view all the pictures carefully as they form an integral part of the description. Any defects not mentioned but visible in the pictures will be considered as described.


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