|Quick specs Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon Blue
Price: € 38.000 | approx. £ 33,300 | approx. $ 43,000
Size: 45 mm
All main watch makers seem to want to do this nowadays, a skeletonized tourbillon. It is a design with an architecture that reduces parts to a minimum. So it’s just the bare essentials that can be seen directly on the dial. Although there isn’t any. Brands like Roger Dubuis, Blancpain and Cartier create such pieces, and now UN does it. With this Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon Blue. It is quite a large 45-millimeter skeletonized piece in both ultra-light titanium and blue ceramic.
The Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon Blue is almost feather light
Ulysse Nardin is best known for its marine inspired watches like the Marine Chronometer 1846, Diver Le Locle and Marine Regatta. Sometimes easy to forget then, that they are a manufacture of complete watches and movements and possess the ability to produce some very high-end calibers.
Ulysse Nardin took the UN-171 in-house movement and stripped the mechanics to an absolute minimum. The inner workings are fully revealed by an impressive design. The ‘heart’ of the watch is a flying tourbillon, made in-house at the Swiss manufacture and is comprised of silicium parts.
Another impressive feature of the Executive Skeleton Tourbillon is the power reserve, a very practical 7 days. With all this engineering, the watch is surprisingly light, despite its big case. This is due to the titanium case with the blue ceramic bezel, but also the silicium parts contribute to the a featherweight watch. Figuratively speaking that is.
This is haute horlogerie in a modern way. And if you want a black one, look for the reference 1713-139.
technical data Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon Blue
Ulysse Nardin UN-171 | Hand-wound | Frequency: 18,000 vph (2.5 Hz) | Jewels: 23 | Tourbillon | Escapement wheel and balance spring in silicium | Hours, minutes | Power-reserve: 7 days
|Case & dial:
45 mm | Titanium | Anti-reflective sapphire crystal | Sapphire crystal case back | Blue ceramic bezel | Screw-down security crown | Skeleton dial with oversized Roman numerals and indexes | Water-resistance: 3 ATM / 3 bar / 30 meters / 100 feet
Blue leather with carbon structure
|Price Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon Blue:
€ 38.000 | approx. £ 33,300 | approx. $ 43,000