It’s not usually hard for me to get excited about watches; it is rare, I still think it’s easy! In all seriousness, in Athens Hourstriker erotic Jarretiere watch is not the kind of watch I usually go. I have no theoretical objection watch porn, but historical examples have been a bit too exaggerated and crude oil for my taste …… However, I feel different this example. I do not know whether this is a real wrist or safety part, but it is certainly fascinating its exquisite craft and decorative dial jaquemarts.
By keeping the colours to a minimum, Ulysse Nardin have drawn attention to the jaquemarts on the dial. It is a bold design move, which I believe pays dividends. The anatomy of the lovers is very well proportioned. The angle of the scene, which attempts to encompass a foreground veranda and a view in the distance as well, still leaves plenty of space to the lovers. When these figures, rendered in solid gold, are so nicely shaped and articulated (something that is truly appreciable when seen in motion) it makes a lot of sense to give them top billing.
Mechanically, the Ulysse Nardin Hourstriker Erotica Jarretiere watch is no joke. The self-winding calibre (UN-611) features a striking mechanism that sounds on the hour and half hour and a 42-hour power reserve. The chimes can be deactivated and reactivated by depressing the 2 o’clock pusher. The on/off mode is indicated by the small hand in between 2 o’clock and the centre. The automatons themselves consummate the act in time with the striking of the hours. One assumes that means the dear lady adorning the dial will find lunchtime distinctly unsatisfying. At least she will have plenty of time to sample some of Venice’s excellent gelato…
Now, obviously, everyone wants to be able to show their friends this awesome trick, and this can be achieved by pressing the 4 o’clock pusher. No matter the time of day, our intrepid adventurer will dive back into the fray on command. If you wish to wield such power over miniature people, you must act quickly: Only 28 pieces of each case material will be made. The size of this watch makes it wearable, but it is only water resistant to 30 meters, and is an incredibly luxury piece. With a price tag of $99,000 for the Ulysse Nardin Hourstriker Erotica Jarretiere, this really is an investment. For a collector with a whole range of erotic timepieces, this could be a beautiful, and remarkably tasteful, addition to the ranks.