Ulysse Nardin Timepiece Inspired by Burlesque Glamour

By Paul Joseph

Glamour with a comical and risqué edge would be a fair summation of the popular performance genre of burlesque

Now historical Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin has sought inspiration from the art form to create an eye-catching new timepiece called the Hourstriker Pin-Up.

Created in a limited edition of 28 and available in gold and platinum variants, the watch features painted dials and Jaquemarts that bring the world of Bulresque theatre and dance to life.

On its dial is a delicately painted dancer complete with an extravagantly detailed outfit made up of peacock feathers. The in-house miniature painters at Ulysse Nardin used acrylic colours to meticulously create this ultra-detailed design.

Mini automatons, also known as Jaquemarts, strike the hours on a bell, causing the peacock’s wings and tailfeathers to move to reveal the dancer’s nude body. You can also push a button to activate the function.

The watch is powered by the Caliber UN-610 automatic movement with a power reserve of approximately 42 hours. Both versions come in 43-mm-diameter cases that are water-resistant to 30 meters, and feature a black leather strap with folding buckle.

By Paul Joseph