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Ulysse Nardin – Nothing to hide
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Ulysse Nardin – Nothing to hide

Thursday, 23 June 2016
By The FHH Journal editors
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A lacelike composition of mother-of-pearl and precious pearls, Skeleton Tourbillon Pearl reveals its innermost secrets. Proposed as a limited edition of eight pieces.

An elite timepiece coveted by collectors, “Pearl” shimmers from the inside out. Crafted of mother-of-pearl, pearl, diamond and white gold, the limited-edition wristwatch is as impressive for its luxurious beauty as it is for its prominent horological status.

Radiant in luminosity, its iridescent mother-of-pearl detailing casts a soft glow over the entire piece. Delicately pure in aesthetic, the exquisite sea-cultivated material is complemented by an abundance of diamonds on its face, bridges, bezel, horns and crown. In this rare timekeeper, the in-house developed Skeleton Tourbillon Caliber UN-170 Manufacture – with its seemingly infinite maze of individual movements, parts and skeletonized bridges – is its hallmark.

Extraordinarily intricate, its bridges are embellished with eye-catching mother-of-pearl inlay – some are set with diamonds and others are presented only with diamonds. Brilliant rubies on the bridges are used as pivots to reduce friction, enhancing its fluidity in both form and function. The barrel at 12 o’clock boasts a mother-of-pearl inlay adorned with a printed shell pattern. Similarly, its tourbillon cage is decorated with a shell motif; yet in this instance, it’s machined into the cage’s mother-of-pearl bridge.

Comprised of a silicium balance spring, anchor and escapement wheel, its tourbillon guarantees superior accuracy, durability, longevity and lower maintenance. A revolutionary material in watchmaking, sllicium was first implemented into Ulysse Nardin watches in 2001 and remains one off the manufacture’s most technologically advanced and preferred substances.

Oversized with a 44 mmm case, water resistant to 330 meters and offering a notable seven-day power reserve, the three-dimensional Pearl marries the beauty of high jewelry with the genius of Haute Horlogerie. The result is a collector’s timepiece, with exclusively eight being made, that mesmerizes from every resplendent angle.

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