Winter Watches: Ulysse Nardin Ladies Caprice Review
Nothing welcomes the winter solstice like the magnificence of the Ulysse Nardin Caprice watch with its iced-out diamond dial.
It's the first day of winter and you look out your frosted window and say: "Wow! That's a lot of ice." This is same reaction you had when staring at the diamond dial of the Ulysse Nardin Caprice Ladies diamond watch you own.
So you put your favorite pair of fuzzy slippers on and get into that sweater that is cozier than any other sweater but you only wear it when nobody's watching since it's also the most embarrassing. You throw a log into that fireplace and find that supersized mug that you only use for hot cocoa and pull out a huge box of Carnation in celebration of the first day of winter.
As you sit there you are thinking about what to wear on a frozen day like today. You would rather stay in but know that there is still much to do. So start tearing apart your walk-in closet looking for the perfect combination of winter essentials. You open the drawer where you store your watches and immediately find the iced-out watch to match a day like this. In fact, this timepiece became the inspiration for the rest of your outfit.
It's not that surprising since this is a ladies Caprice diamond watch that has been artfully crafted to perfection by Ulysse Nardin, one of the most respected watchmakers in the known world. From the solid 18kt white gold case and bracelet with a polished finish on everything but the brushed 18kt center links this watch shines like the north star and that's exactly how you want to feel on a day like today.
You glance at the pave dial of the 18ky white gold Ulysse Nardin 130-91fc-8c/FULL and 426 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing close to 4 Carats total stare back at you from the dial to the case to the bezel and lugs. You realize that you're actually excited that this day gave you the perfect opportunity to put on that Ritzy watch you can never seem to wear enough. As you slip it on your wrist and close the hidden folding clasp. You turn your attention towards what else you can slip into to make this day a hit!
The Ulysse Nardin caliber UN-13 is the automatic movement that powers this timepiece. It has a 22kt solid gold rotor for self-winding, an ETA 2892-a2 base that beats at 28,800 VpH with a power reserve of approximately 42 hours. Even the gold rotor is set with diamonds. This specific model depicted here is no longer in production but similar models such as the gold 136-91fc/691are still available if you know where to look.