Aventurine is a type of translucent quartz that contains shiny minerals that give it a sparkling or shimmering effect, known as “adventurine.” This optical reflection has a subtle aesthetic appeal, creating an expressive backdrop for watch dials and has been used by a number of high-end brands in recent years.

The latest example is Ulysse Nardin’s Marine Torpilleur Moonphase Aventurine, a stainless steel version of the Marine Torpilleur Moonphase introduced two years ago. Limited to 300 pieces, the standout elements of this nautical chronograph-inspired watch – prominent seconds sub-dial including moon phase indicator, stylish power reserve indicator The historic “Haut” and “Bas,” large Roman numerals and bold hands, are staged in this fascinating miniature night sky.

Like the Ulysse Nardin, this stainless steel watch is powered by a genuine movement using advanced silicon technology. COSC-certified, the UN-119 self-winding movement features a silicon balance spring and escapement wheel and an anchor in Diamonsil. With 222 parts, it operates at a frequency of 28,800 vph and offers a power reserve of 60 hours.

Price for the new Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Moonphase Aventurine is marked at $13,600.

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