Monday, April 24, 2017

Ulysse Nardin Marine Grand Deck Tourbillon in Rose Gold Limited Edition

Launched in 2016, the Marine Grand Deck Tourbillon, edited in 18 timepieces of white 18ct gold, boasts a highly original time display that evokes the boom of a ship. This haute-horlogerie creation incorporates the cutting-edge technology, innovative mechanisms and fine craftsmanship that have made the Ulysse Nardin name.

For 2017, the Marine Grand Deck Tourbillon emerges from Le Locle, Switzerland in a warm color scheme: a limited edition of 18 pieces crafted in 5N rose gold.

In a proud nod to its maritime roots, the Marine Grand Deck Tourbillon marries meticulous craftsmanship with technical avant-garde to explore the elements on the deck of a yacht. The craftsmanship, a Ulysse Nardin fundamental, is clearly displayed by the detail on the dial: finely crafted in pin oak, its unique marquetry is an incredibly lifelike depiction of a ship’s deck. The slightly darker wood of this edition is the color of chocolate, enhancing the rose gold of the case and lugs.
The technical avant-garde so acclaimed by the international press and watchmaking professionals is evidenced by the patented time mechanism, a revolutionary new take inspired by a yacht’s boom, ropes and winches working together to hoist the sails. Using super-strong yet ultra-fine nanowires for the ropes, the mechanism employs a unique retrograde jumping hour device, driving the minute hand with 2 pulleys and 2 winches in gold. The jumping hour is visible in a double aperture under the maritime symbols at 12 o’clock, in white for excellent visibility. Quick time correction is enabled with the pusher at 2 o’clock.
The minutes are displayed in gold on a spinel arc across the center of the dial, with the golden boom drawn across to show exact time. The system, which is regulated by a double-barrel system, incorporates the magnificence and extreme precision of a flying tourbillon, nested in a gold ring at 6 o’clock. Employing the UN-630, a 60-second flying tourbillon with manual winding movement, the Marine Grand Deck Tourbillon has a generous 48h power reserve and is water resistant to 100 m.

Technical details
Ref. 6302-300/GD
Limited Edition 18 pieces

Movement
Caliber UN-630
21'600 v/h
Tourbillon with an exclusive boom display
Power-Reserve: Approximately 48 hours
Winding: Manual-winding

Functions
Jumping hour in a double aperture
Minutes on a graduated arc
60 seconds flying tourbillon
Forward and backward hour corrector

Case
18 ct rose gold 5N, fluted bezel
Crown: Screw-down security crown covered with black rubber
Diameter: 44 mm
Water-Resistance: 100 m
Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Case-Back: Sapphire crystal

Dial
Hand-crafted wood marquetry
Minutes arc of brown spinel in the centre of the dial
Golden boom indicates minutes

Bracelet
Leather with a folding buckle

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