We’ll get directly to the main disadvantage of this sort of ultra-complicated Ulysse Nardin Hannibal Minute Repeater Tourbillon replica watches.
A Westminster Minute Repeater found its name from the Abbey of Westminster, London, where the time is stroke by Big Ben with a specific 4-note melody. To obtain this melody in a watch, it requires having 4 chimes and 4 gongs. The Ulysse Nardin Hannibal Minute Repeater plays the E, the C, the D and the G. When sounding out the time, the lowest (G) of the four pitches tolls the hours and the highest (E) tolls the minutes. For the quarters, you’ll enjoy a superb sequence of the 4 notes – E-C-D-G (1st quarter), or E-C-D-G/G-D-E-C (2nd quarter), or finally E-C-D-G/G-D-E-C/E-C-D-G (3rd quarter).
This video will help you to understand this musical sequence better than words. Also imagine how complicated the movement is. First, it requires a very long adjustment of the 4 chimes and gongs. Then, the mechanism that reads the time and that actuates the gongs is much, much more complicated. The video also gives you a view on the second complication of the mens fake Ulysse Nardin Hannibal Minute Repeater: automatons called jaquemarts. However, there are good reasons to this price, including a very complicated movement and the use of multiple rare and painstaking techniques.
A usual minute repeater (as long as a minute repeater can be called ‘usual’) is composed of two chimes – stainless steel circles that are especially formed by hand to obtain a certain music note, after a long and precise tuning process – and two hammers that strike the chimes, thus creating a sound. Because of this construction, a usual minute repeater will produce two music notes – one high and one low. Commonly, the higher note sounds the minutes and the lower note sounds the hours. The quarters are combining these two notes. It will cost you an arm, leg, two kidneys and your house. As you can expect, the Ulysse Nardin Hannibal Minute Repeater Tourbillon is an extremely exclusive Ulysse Nardin tourbillon copy watch and with that exclusivity comes a price of 725.000 Swiss Francs and limited to 30 pieces.