Thursday, November 9, 2017

Ulysse Nardin Marine Tourbillon Blue Grand Feu

Ulysse Nardin announces its pre-SIHH novelty, the Marine Tourbillon Blue Grand Feu, a new brilliant timepiece from the Swiss watch manufacture’s iconic Marine Collection.

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.

The self-winding UN-128 caliber is produced in-house in the workshops at Le Locle, Switzerland. Embodying the brand’s development and continued independence in the manufacture of its movements, 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 on the blue Grand Feu dial, the tourbillon is a highlight of this beautiful timepiece, a glorious tribute to 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 among 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 rare artistry is provided courtesy of the skilled craftsmen at Ulysse Nardin company Donzé Cadrans, whose expertise in creating handcrafted enamel dials is unrivalled. For this edition of the Marine Tourbillon, they have managed the highly challenging and undeniably stunning achievement of a blue Grand Feu enamel dial.

Complementing the elegance of the Grand Feu blue enamel dial, are the elegant hands and roman numerals of the Marine collection, the power-reserve indicator at 12 o’clock and the dramatic flying tourbillon in pride of place at 6 o’clock. As befits a marine instrument, the 43-mm diameter case is water-resistant to 100 meters, and strapped to the wrist with a chic alligator strap.

Technical details
Reference: 1283-181/E3   

Movement    
Caliber UN-128
In-house designed movement
Silicium escapement and spring    
Power-Reserve: approximately 60 h
Winding: self-winding

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

Case, dial and strap   
Case: Stainless steel
Bezel: Fluted, stainless steel
Dial: Blue “Grand Feu” enamel with roman numerals
Crown: Screw down security crown, covered with rubber
Diameter of the case: 43 mm
Water-resistance: 100 m 
Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire crystal 
Case-back: Open case-back with sapphire crystal
Strap: Leather strap with folding clasp

Price    
€ 28‘000.-, CHF 28‘000.-

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