Two years in the past, Ulysse Nardin unveiled a collection of supercharged Blast fashions fusing design cues from the Skeleton Tourbillon and the Skeleton X. Exposing each final mechanical element of the skeletonised flying tourbillon motion, the distinctive characteristic of this household is the highly effective double X traversing either side of the dial. The Ulysse Nardin Blast Tourbillon phases its return in a two-tone rose gold and blue PVD titanium case with matching-coloured accents to focus on the mechanical spectacle.
The sharp, edgy structure of the 45mm Blast case is designed to emulate the flat planes of stealth plane rigorously oriented to keep away from radar detection. Though it has already appeared in rose gold with a black ceramic bezel, this mannequin combines 18k rose gold with a central case and bezel in blue PVD titanium. The central blue PVD titanium case is sandblasted, whereas the rose gold higher case is dynamically embellished with polished and brushed finishings.
The Blast Tourbillon amplifies the highly effective X form traversing the dial of Skeleton X watches with two blue Xs positioned beneath the massive rectangular window on the entrance of the dial. Like clamps, the double Xs sandwich the motion back and front. A gap within the rectangular body hosts the flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock.
Positioned at 6 o’clock, the tourbillon is protected by a blue X-shaped cage. On the backside of the cage, you possibly can see the purple silicium escapement. In any case, Ulysse Nardin was the precursor of silicium know-how following the introduction of its Freak watch in 2001. To counterbalance the tourbillon escapement and underscore the verticality of the motion, the massive barrel is positioned at midday with the blued platinum micro-rotor resting on prime. Utilized to a blue-snailed flange and suspended over the motion are 12 quick rose gold indices indicated by the sculpted hour and minute palms, all handled with Tremendous-LumiNova.
The Ulysse Nardin Blast Tourbillon is powered by the UN-172 manufacture calibre, an computerized silicium flying tourbillon oscillating at a frequency of two.5Hz with a 3-day energy reserve. As we talked about, the micro-rotor with its star-shaped central construction is comprised of platinum and might be seen on the barrel on the entrance aspect of the watch.
Introduced with an identical blue velvet-textured rubber strap with a rose gold and blue PVD titanium folding clasp, the strap seems to be built-in into the case due to the three vertically brushed lugs that sheath it.
Availability & Worth
The Ulysse Nardin Blast Tourbillon Blue & Gold joins the everlasting Blast assortment and retails for CHF 63,500, EUR 67,438 (incl. EU taxes) or USD 67,000 (excl. taxes). For extra info and taxes that may apply in your area, please go to ulysse-nardin.com.
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