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1945 Ulysse Nardin Jumbo Chronograph

14-days Inspection Period / 1-year Warranty

Delivery: ca.10 days

Exceptional vintage chronograph made by Ulysse Nardin in the mid-1940s. Unlike many other chronographs of that era, this particular timepiece offers a "jumbo" 18k gold case measuring up to 37.5 mm without a crown. The refined designed of the case is perfectly matched by salmon-colored dial in excellent condition. Needless to say that purple colored hands are making the image complete and perfect. Beautiful, charismatic, and at the same time very wearable timepiece. Quintessential vintage chronograph in solid gold.

The watch went through complete service in May 2018. Technical warranty: 1 year.


  • 3-body solid 18k yellow gold case with snap-on caseback
  • Professionally detailed. Excellent condition, showing strong geometry, sharp edges and no traces of use.
  • 37.5 mm (without crown) / 44 mm (lug-to-lug) / 20 mm (between lugs)
  • Original yellow gold fluted crown.
  • Service acrylic crystal


    • Manual-winding 2-reg column wheel chronograph
    • Valjoux 23 signed "Ulysee Nardin"
    • 17 jewels, 18000 A/h, 40 hours of power reserve, no shock protection.
    • Serial number: 123220
    • Professionally serviced in May 2018.


    • Original and salmon dial in excellent condition showing minor spotting over the surface
    • Signed "Ulysse Nardin" at 12 o'clock
    • Printed Arabic numerals
    • Original purple steel "pencil" hands

    Delivery set:

    • The watch with brand-new leather strap and generic gold-plated buckle
    • Our company’s warranty certificate, invoice and general terms and conditions.

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    It is always crucial to understand the size of the watch, especially when it comes to vintage watches which are generally considered as too small in comparison with what watch industry offers today. For example, the original Patek Philippe Calatrava introduced in the 1930s was only 31 mm in diameter, while today's classic Calatrava is 39 mm. When you think about 8 mm, it doesn't seem to be a big difference, but believe it is.

    In our condition reports we normally disclose three most important parameters as follows: diameter without crown / lug-to-lug length / lug width. 

    Diameter without crown

    It is, so far, the most important measurement to understand the size of a regular round-shaped watch.It helps you to understand proportions and overall look of the watch. It is important to consider width of the bezel and color of the dial, because certain combinations may make the watch look bigger, while some other smaller. It is all very individual, however there is common understanding:

    Lug-to-lug width

    This parameter will help you to understand whether the watch is comfortable for wearing. You should compare lug-to-lug width with the width of your wrist, and if lug-to-lug width is smaller or equal, then this watch shall be comfortable.

    Lug width

    This measurement is defining what size of strap you need for the particular watch. Depending on era and manufacturer you can find watches with lug width between 14 mm and 24 mm. Most common sizes are 18 mm and 20 mm.