Ulysse Nardin isn’t famous for its serene, customary watches. An antecedent in the utilization of silicium (silicon) and partial to lavish, profoundly specialized – frequently cutting edge – shows, Ulysse Nardin stands firm and returns to its dynamite Executive Free Wheel with new dials produced using aventurine, osmium, Carbonium gold and straw marquetry – indeed, you heard effectively, straw marquetry!
The Executive Tourbillon Free Wheel showed up in 2018. Organizing a large portion of the development’s components on the dial UN went above and beyond to make the figment of free-drifting components. The irregular game plan gives each smaller than usual section a featuring part in the scene contained under the domed sapphire glass that stretches out to the sides.
The tourbillon and the 7-day power hold pointer at 4 o’clock seem to coast in slender air and live in complete self-sufficiency from the remainder of the components. You can unmistakably see the utilization of UN’s weighty silicium innovation on the offset with its particular purple and blue parts. The openworked gear grain, the huge barrel at 12 o’clock and the hands work in a gravity-resisting climate fixed by the unmistakable glass cover. The previous variants of the 44mm Executive Tourbillon Free Wheel accompanied two decisions of case material and dial: in 18ct rose gold with a dark dial produced using record and a 18k white gold model with a circulated air through honeycomb grid.
Dramatic stage settings
Unlike the 2018 releases, the four new Executive Tourbillon Free Wheel models are restricted to 18 pieces each (a plaque on the case demonstrates the restricted version number/18). The 44mm case structure is indistinguishable from a year ago’s watches, as in the plan of the components on the dial, yet goodness gracious, do these dials add energy to the show.
The light blue shimmer and abrasive surface of osmium, the world’s heaviest metal yet in addition one of the most uncommon, generally thick and stable components, designs the dial and barrel front of this 18k white gold model. The precious stone like gems of osmium (nuclear number 76 and a minor component found in the platinum gathering) add a divine out-of-space feel to the dial of this specific model.
I realize that Hermès has utilized straw marquetry to enrich its dials, yet seeing a procedure once rehearsed by nuns in the 17th-century in this cutting edge idea is generally surprising. The interesting thing however is that it works. Colored dark, smidgens of sparkling straw are masterfully masterminded on the front of the barrel and behind the drifting components on the dial to incredible impact. Notwithstanding the bit of normal magnificence that it confers to this exceptionally specialized watch, the lightweight characteristics of straw mean there is no issue of tension on the barrel or dial.
The dark blue shimmering surface of aventurine stone, a type of clear quartz, brings out an elegant night sky. Because of the common marvel of aventurescence, the stone sparkles normally when light hits its metallic inclusions.
The mottled dim, dark and gold dial and barrel front of the Carbonium Gold looks practically like a creature’s stow away. Carbonium Gold is the consequence of combining carbon fibers and gold particles with a thermosetting network. The outcome is an extraordinary gold-veined, marble-like texture.
Conceived and produced in-house, Caliber UN-176 flaunts 7 days of force hold. It likewise depends on innovation created by UN, including silicium – recollect that UN was the principal brand to commercialize a watch with a silicium escapement, with the 2001 Freak (you can see the most recent emphasis of the Freak here , one of the six finalists in the Mechanical Exception class for the upcoming GPHG 2019 honors ). Here, the equilibrium wheel, the departure wheel, the hairspring and the bed fork are made in this inventive material – as you can see from the purple/blue shade of these elements.
Availability and Price
All four restricted release watches come with blue or dark gator cowhide ties and collapsing catches. Every form is restricted to 18 watches and the costs are as per the following: Osmium EUR 102,000; Straw Marquetry EUR 99,000; Aventurine EUR 99,000; and Carbonium Gold EUR 99,000. More subtleties at www.ulysse-nardin.com .