When Rolf Schnyder picked up Ulysse Nardin in 1985, the organization easily brought up its profile and collectors' eyebrows aided by the first piece in its Trilogy of Time, an acclaimed series of astronomical timepieces. Around 20 years down the road, Ulysse Nardin finds inspiration once again in the heavenly firmament for the Moonstruck, a wrist watch that reflects the moon's various effects on the Earth. Dr. Ludwig Oechslin, who had been awarded the Special Jury Prize last season at the Grand Prix Horlogrie in Geneva, created 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 relation to the planet. The complication additionally facilitates someone to surmise the existing moon-phase for virtually any location on the planet.
The watch also indicated the effect of lunar and solar gravitation on tides, showing their effects in relation to coastlines and oceans. In truth, the Moonstruck is the first watch in this world to suggest the gravitational influences of both the moon and sun. Attaching another layer of operation, the timepiece contains pushers that smoothly adjust the hour hand forwards and backwards to support time zones transformations.