Few watchmakers require a book of operating instructions to accompany their timepieces. But the Ulysse Nardin dynasty is no ordinary watchmaker. Since 1846, Nardin and his descendents have produced award winning timepieces. These coveted watches are produced in extremely limited quantities. Ulysse Nardin's technical achievements are legendary. Its watches of the last thirty years have been exemplary. Among its many celebrated watches, are the Astrolabium Galileo Galilei (an automatic watch only 9mm thick that indicates the height and direction of the sun, moon and stars), the Planetarium Copernicus (displaying the solar system), and the Tellurium (that projects the earth in a geographically accurate perspective from the North Pole).