When Rolf Schnyder picked up Ulysse Nardin in 1982, the company promptly improved its profile and collectors' eyebrows aided by the very first piece in its Trilogy of Time, an acclaimed series of astronomical timepieces. Well over Twenty five years down the road, Ulysse Nardin finds enthusiasm once again in the heavenly firmament for the Moonstruck, a watch that reflects the moon's various effects on the Earth. Dr. Ludwig Oechslin, who has been awarded the Special Jury Prize not too long ago at the Grand Prix Horlogrie in Geneva, developed the Moonstruck's complex UN-106 movement. His design provides an accurate depiction of the moon's phases, but unlike other lunar indicators, the Moonstruck goes a step further by stimulating the moon and sun's regards to the globe. The complication also facilitates one to surmise the existing moon-phase for any location in the world.
The watch also suggested the impact of lunar and solar gravitation on tides, showing their effects in relation to coastlines and seas. In truth, the Moonstruck is the first replica watch on earth to point the gravitational affects of both moon and the sun. Adding another layer of efficiency, the wristwatch comes with pushers that quickly modify the hour hand backward and forward to allow timezones changes.