As a prelude to Watches & Wonders Geneva 2023, the Locle-based watchmaker is unveiling its debut model, a refined interpretation of its contemporary design.
Since 2020, each timepiece in the Blast collection by Ulysse Nardin assumes the form of a visual labyrinth in which one’s gaze delights in exploring. The chiseled lines of its 45mm-diameter case provide an eye-catching skeletonized showcase. As for the Blast Tourbillon Blue & Gold, an engaging interplay of material and colors lends this modern timepiece an elegant appeal. In this instance, the case marries elegant blue PVD-treated titanium in a sandblasted finish with satiny, polished rose gold. Above, Super-Luminova®-coated hour and minute hands indicate discreet hour markers clad in the same luminescent material, hovering over the open architecture inherent to the collection.
A geometric structure is found composed of bridges in the shape of a rectangle forming an X. The letter is echoed for the flying tourbillon cage at 6 o’clock. The regulating organ also creates an axis of symmetry with the platinum micro-rotor at 12 o’clock. This airy composition facilitates the discovery of some of the 137 elements and cogs bringing to life the UN-172 caliber. This high-performance self-winding movement with a silicon escapement complete with wheel, lever, and balance-spring produces a 72-hour power reserve, i.e. 3 days. For a perfect complement to a classic or original wardrobe, the Blast Tourbillon Blue & Gold comes in a dark blue rubber wristband with a velvet effect, fastened by a folding clasp. Definitively chic and contemporary!