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Ulysse Nardin brings the Executive Skeleton Tourbillon...

Ulysse Nardin brings the Executive Skeleton Tourbillon Hyperspace in to land

Friday, 25 May 2018
By The FHH Journal editors
The FHH Journal editors

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Ulysse Nardin chose the Cannes Film Festival to launch a Hyperspace version of its Executive Skeleton Tourbillon. A Star Wars spacecraft provided the inspiration. Miniature painting and high mechanics are in command.

The Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon Hyperspace is docking at Cannes. Inspired by the Falcon Millennium piloted by Han Solo and Chewbacca, the Hyperspace has the same shock effect on the viewer as the legendary Star Wars craft. The fine micro-painting and miniature painting that has been practiced for years at Ulysse Nardin is handiwork that can only be seen through a microscope. The explosion of color on the Executive Rectangle has been painted by hand using a brush the width of a single eyelash, creating the illusion of streamlined speed, the individual colors visible only under a microscope. The color combinations are infinite, the possibilities limited only by your imagination. Each piece is as unique as the wearer.

miniature painting Hyperspace © Ulysse Nardin
miniature painting Hyperspace © Ulysse Nardin

The 2018 Executive Skeleton Tourbillon Hyperspace is a tour de force. Made of ultra-light titanium, a flying silicium tourbillon and a 7-day power reserve, each watch with a personality as individual as its owner. The aerial design includes an art piece along with the oversized Roman numerals, sword markers and rectangular bridge. The UN-171 manufacture movement has been stripped bare of every microgram of unnecessary mechanics, testimony to the evidence that less is indeed more.

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