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Ulysse Nardin – Transparently beautiful
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Ulysse Nardin – Transparently beautiful

Monday, 26 September 2016
By The FHH Journal editors
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A heavyweight of watchmaking excellence, the Executive Skeleton Tourbillon feels feather-light on the wrist inside its titanium and ceramic case. The skeletonized Manufacture movement is a piece of modern art.

Reigning atop its category, the Executive Skeleton Tourbillon presents unparalleled lightness, despite its substantial size – 45 mm in diameter – and its character capable of competing with the heavyweights of watchmaking excellence. This triumph takes the form of a round titanium case, water-resistant to 30 meters, which is topped with a ceramic bezel that matches the crown in black. Dressed in a dark shade, its athletic case middle further enhances the sleek and translucent mechanics that power the watch.

The signature features of the Executive collection – oversized Roman numerals and hour-markers and imposing sword-shaped hands – seem to be suspended in midair. With its deep black color, the raised rectangular bridge stresses the skeleton watch’s place in Ulysse Nardin’s eminently contemporary collection. The movement has been carefully hollowed out to highlight these identifying features while preserving the power of its instantly recognizable aesthetics.

Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon
Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon

The watch’s finely shaped silhouette is matched by the power and performance of its beating heart, vibrating at a frequency of 2.5 Hz. Its complex mechanics, revealed in all their glory by the transparent sapphire crystal and coated with PVD and ruthenium, sketch a series of lively lines. With its exceptional power reserve of 170 hours and tourbillon made from silicium, the manually wound UN-171 Manufacture movement indicating the hours and minutes is tuned for endurance and accuracy. Sophisticated yet technical, a variety of finishes and colors enhance the refined architecture of this Ulysse Nardin Manufacture caliber.

To securely attach this distillation of avant-garde creation to the wrist, the carbon fiber-style strap is connected to the case by three distinctive claws and is fastened by a folding titanium clasp.

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