AN HISTORICAL FOCUS
To commemorate its 175th year of existence, the Locle-based manufacture presents an exclusive timepiece combining a contemporary mechanism with an elegant traditional enameled design.
At the end of the 19th century, nautical chronometers were an essential piece of equipment for ships leaving for long-distance destinations. Their availability on board assisted in navigation, enabling precise positioning on the open sea. Many of them bear the Ulysse Nardin signature. The manufacturer excels in their production as well as that of the tourbillons. To commemorate these century-old skills, the watchmaker is unveiling a limited edition of 175 timepieces bringing them all together: the Marine Torpilleur Tourbillon Grand Feu. As the name of this exceptional timepiece suggests, its black dial is made of “Grand Feu” enamel. The collection’s signature staging is featured on the dial. Slender hour and minute hands point to an hour circle embellished with large Roman numerals. The power reserve indicator can be found at 12 o’clock, while the classic small seconds hand is replaced at 6 o’clock by the setting mechanism.
This delicate composition nestles in a 42mm diameter casing machined in pink gold with satin and polished finishes. This integrates the UN-128 caliber fitted with 208 elements including a silicon escapement. This self-winding movement excels not only in precision but also in performance. It provides at least 60 hours of power reserve.
The Marine Torpilleur Tourbillon Grand Feu comes with a leather strap closed with a pink gold folding clasp. As with all Ulysse Nardin timepieces, the casing is individually numbered on the side.
Price: €42,200 www.ulysse-nardin.com
By Dan Diaconu