Monday, January 23, 2017

Ulysse Nardin Marine Tourbillon Grand Feu

Ulysse Nardin welcomes the Marine Tourbillon Grand Feu, a stunning new timepiece in the iconic collection of marine watches. In one magnificent timekeeping instrument, the Marine Tourbillon unites the three fundamentals so essential to Ulysse Nardin’s identity: in-house production, technical avant-garde and rare artistry.

Produced in-house at Le Locle, Switzerland, the self-winding UN-128 caliber is entirely new. Expressing the brand’s development and continued independence in the movements manufacture, it harnesses the properties of silicium technology, with a 60-hour power reserve and a magnificent flying tourbillon. From its position at 6 o’clock, the tourbillon is the central focus of this highly desirable timepiece and celebrates the watchmaker’s continued pursuit of the technical cutting-edge.
A flying tourbillon is one of the most impressively complex mechanisms in the world of Haute Horlogerie. Designed to counteract the negative effects of gravity on the accuracy of a movement, it is one of the finest achievements in mechanical watchmaking. And in this particular high-precision timepiece, the cage, wheels, screws and hairspring of the flying tourbillon are produced entirely in-house by Ulysse Nardin.

The power reserve has always been a historically important aspect of the Marine Collection, as it harks back to a time when sailors relied on the power of their precision navigational instruments to determine their position at sea. With its 60-hour power reserve, the Marine Tourbillon proves itself a reliable partner to all those who require reliable accuracy over time.
The Marine Tourbillon, possessing as it does several of the design characteristics of those heritage marine time-keepers, combines functionality with enduring style. At its heart, a Grand Feu white enamel dial, made in-house by Ulysse Nardin enamel specialists Donzé Cadrans.

Complementing the classic elegance of the Grand Feu dial, are the elegant hands and roman numerals that instantly mark the timepiece as belonging to the Marine Collection. They indicate hours and minutes, while the indicator at 12 o’clock shows time remaining on the 60-hour power reserve.

A 43 mm stainless steel case with beveled edges combines sophisticated design and pure practicality. The crown, too, is designed for easy handling, complete with a rubber notch for comfortable winding, and water resistance to 100 m. An alligator strap completes a Marine Tourbillon whose combination of technical and artistic excellence forms a new modern classic.

Technical details
Reference 1283-181/EO

Movement
Calibre UN-128, 13 ¾’’’
In-house designed movement Silicium escapement and spring
28’800 v/h 36 jewels
Power-Reserve: approximately 60 h
Winding: self-winding

Functions
Chronometer with power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock
60 seconds flying Tourbillon

Case
Stainless steel
Diameter: 43 mm
Bezel: fluted, stainless steel
Crown: screw down security crown, covered with rubber
Water-resistance:100 m
Crystal: anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Case-back: open case back with sapphire crystal

Dial
White “Grand Feu” enamel with roman numerals

Strap
Leather strap with folding clasp

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