To celebrate the adventurous spirit of the people of the UAE, the unique desert lifestyle of the ancient tribes and its grand tradition of falconry, Ulysse Nardin has crafted the exceptionally unique Classic Tourbillon Falcon in a limited edition of eight timepieces.Each of the 8 dials were hand drawn and painted by the master enameler.
Equipped with the UN-178 Manufacture movement, the new Classic Tourbillon Falcon is adorned with a dial displaying a faithful reproduction of a falconry scene in the desert at sunrise. One can admire the quality of the details, produced by the dexterous hand of the master enameler. The miniature scale and the repeated firing necessary to create the vitreous enamel highlights the superior talent of the masters, who spend more than 50 hours making the gold “cloisons” or compartments that comprise the dial’s design. The CLASSIC Falcon Tourbillon provides a three-dimensional effect thanks to the thickness of the enamel layer.
Peregrine Falcon is the fastest animal in the world; a sharp-eyed peregrine falcon notices a victim and can swoop down on other birds with amazing speed, and then grab them in a steel hold of their claws. Being a clever predator, the falcon quickly became a symbol of strength and courage, and eventually even the national emblem of the UAE. Like a camel or an Arabian horse, the falcon is captured in the memory and hearts of the Arab people.