When Rolf Schnyder acquired Ulysse Nardin in 1984, the corporation quickly improved its profile and collectors' eyebrows aided by the initial piece in its Trilogy of Time, an acclaimed series of astronomical timepieces. Well over 25 years down the road, Ulysse Nardin finds ideas again in the heavenly firmament for the Moonstruck, a wristwatch that reflects the moon's various effects on the planet. Dr. Ludwig Oechslin, who had previously been awarded the Special Jury Prize in '09 at the Grand Prix Horlogrie in Geneva, came up with 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 one step further by stimulating the moon and sun's regards to our planet. The complication also helps one to surmise today's moon-phase for almost any location on Earth.
The watch also depicted the affect of lunar and solar gravitation on tides, showing their effects with regards to coastlines and oceans. The fact is, the Moonstruck is the first watch in this world to show the gravitational impacts of both moon and the sun. Incorporating another layer of features, the wristwatch comes with pushers that smoothly modify the hour hand backward and forward to suit time zones changes.