For a company that constructed its name as a purveyor of accuracy marine chronometers, Ulysse Nardin has a long-standing and real connect to the ocean. Combine this with the brand’s inclination for extreme complications and ability to entertain and you get the Marine Mega Yacht, a watch that combines a flying tourbillon, a tide marker, a moon stage pointer with smaller than expected exact diversions of a boat’s highlights – anchor, chain, propeller, windlass and bow – straightforwardly on the dial! With a sticker price of simply over EUR 300,000, the platinum watch is a restricted release of only 30 pieces.
The Marine Mega Yacht continues in the wake of the Marine Grand Deck Tourbillon , a watch dispatched by Ulysse Nardin in 2016 with hopping hours, a tourbillon and a one of a kind method to peruse the retrograde minutes through a nautical blast pulled by nanowires, all set against wood marquetry decking on the dial. In a takeoff from the Grand Deck Tourbillon that reproduced components of exemplary boats and extravagance liners, the vanguard (should we say super strong?) plan of the Ulysse Nardin Marine Mega Yacht captures the more contemporary soul of the present extravagance vessels.
All hands on deck
The huge V-shape cruising through the blue Grand Feu lacquer waters addresses the bow of a boat and is created in white gold. At the lower part of the bow is the 60-second flying tourbillon, solidly held set up with a scaffold that takes after a propeller with the trademark Ulysse Nardin anchor in the middle. Realizing that the present mariners are outfitted with refined electronic instruments, Ulysse Nardin’s watchmakers needed to give valuable sea data in a realistic, three-dimensional way. The moon stage pointer that attacks the bow at 9 o’clock includes a hyper-reasonable portrayal of our adjoining satellite, complete with cavities. Composed of two half circles, one in blue PVD to address the time of the new moon and the other with a rhodium plating to reproduce the enlightening impact of the Sun.
Deciding where to secure is consistently an intense call for mariners in the event that they don’t counsel a tide table in advance. An instrument to show the tallness of the tides continuously comparable to a particular area is included on the dial in a window just beneath the moon stage. The capacities are set at the crown and the position (S for setting the hands; TM for Tide and Moon position; and W for winding) is uncovered in a parallel window on the caseband that duplicates the screen of a Chadburn Telegraph.
However, the most striking component of everything is the practical anchor and chain on the right. Not only there for improving purposes, the anchor chain and the windlass situated behind a sapphire window at 12 o’clock move in light of the developments of the twisting crown to demonstrate the force hold against a white scale. What’s more, simply on the off chance that the proprietor of this tremendous watch really needs to counsel the time, the focal hour and moment hands are treated with glowing material.
The Engine Room
With its monumental 44mm distance across, the platinum case includes a fluted bezel and a screw-down crown and the sapphire caseback uncovers the amazing manual-winding development. Created in a joint effort with Christophe Claret produce, the UN-631 type takes after the apparatus found in a cutting edge boat’s motor room complete with circulated air through turbine covers and striking, contemporary completions. Estimating 37mm in breadth, the development has 504 components, beats at 21,600 vph and offers a force hold of 80 hours; a lovely noteworthy measure of energy given all the activity on deck.
The Marine Mega Yacht comes on a completely coordinated blue crocodile calfskin tie and, as referenced beforehand, is a restricted release of 30 pieces retailing for EUR 310,000. For additional subtleties, if it’s not too much trouble, counsel www.ulysse-nardin.com .