First presented in 2016, the Executive Skeleton Tourbillon was a bold combination of exemplary watchmaking codes with a hyper-current, lively and drastically skeletonised dial. It likewise denoted the brand’s first endeavor to situate its items at more competitive costs and play to a more youthful, marginally cooler group. Estimated at CHF 38,000 back in 2016, the uplifting news for enthusiasts of the brand is that UN has taken the skeletonisation to significantly sportier landscape, casted off the tourbillon and contained the cost to about 33% of its archetype – beginning at USD 17,500. Meet the new Skeleton X with its profoundly contemporary feel and openworked movement.
Next age material Carbonium Gold
The state of the Skeleton X case has been completely returned to and cut back, forsaking the round 45mm instance of its forerunner to a more stylised, more extended case shape with a 42mm diameter. Presented in four silk completed cycles – titanium, titanium dark DLC, rose gold, and Carbonium® Gold – the most extreme adaptation is the Carbonium® Gold, which has a somewhat bigger breadth of 43mm. A material for the most part saved for the creation of flying wings and fuselage, Carbonium® is a super-light, superior material produced using carbon fibres.
According to the brand, the creation of lightweight Carbonium® has 40% less ecological effect than other carbon composites since it utilizes leftovers from aeronautical pieces. The combination of this innovative material with gold makes Carbonium® Gold and gives the Skeleton X watch case a novel dark and gold wave impact, with regards to the brand’s nautical roots.
The design of the dial offers a tremendous perspective on the development, which is moored by a focal rectangular scaffold with four arms that structure an ‘X’. The conspicuous Roman numerals of the Executive Skeleton Tourbillon have been decreased to only two – at III and IX o’clock – and, with the exception of the dark titanium model, differentiating colors have been utilized to emphasize the extensions and moment track. Behind the vaporous engineering, with its differentiating mathematical shapes, you get a full perspective on the brand name extra-wide Freak Vision silicium offset wheel with nickel flyweights and settling miniature edges alongside the new production development, type UN-371.
Calibre UN 371
Based on the UN-171 development, the new UN-371 type of the Skeleton X family has been completely overhauled. A manual-winding development, type UN-371 houses a silicium gear train and equilibrium wheel (3Hz) and a tough force save of 96 hours, which can be counseled on the caseback through a window.
All four models are introduced on a decision of elastic or croc lash and are water-impervious to 50m. The cost of the two titanium models is USD 17,500, the Carbonium® Gold USD 21,000 and the rose gold USD 29,000. For more data, if it’s not too much trouble, visit www.ulysse-nardin.com .