Ulysse Nardin has always produced high precision movements and the brand continues its quest for horological perfection constantly.The Ulysse Nardin Executive Free Wheel Tourbillion released in 2018 is now updated with 4 exotic materials on its dial and barrel cover.
Straw Marquerty is an ancient craft of forming a decorative panel using flattened slithers of natural cured straw, every stalk is cut and prepared by specialized artisans ,dyed with textile dye and then applied to the dial and barrel cover. Lightweight straw means there is no issue of pressure on the dial and barrel cover. Straw Marquerty is resistant to the effects of time and capable of catching light to create a stunning dial which is very masculine and sleek.
Osmium due to its rarity and high value density is used exclusively in the manufacture of premium jewellery and timepieces, current global production rate of crystalline osmium is just 120 kg per annum. Ulsyses Nardin has used it well with white the gold case which frames the diamond like osmium crystals giving a very celestial look to this particular model.
Composed of aeronautical-grade carbon fibers, Carbonium® is approximately twice as light as aluminum. Aesthetically stunning, Carbonium® Gold is a product of the intimate fusion of carbon filaments and gold particles within a thermosetting matrix. The resulting gold-veined effect is bold and elegant.
Ulysse Nardin first used aventurine for the Genghis Khan Blue 789-80 collection.The deep blue aventurine dial is reminiscent of the starry night sky glittering with reflections of the stars.
All four new updated watches have the Calibre UN-176 which boasts of a 7 day power reserve.The silicon technology pioneered by Ulyses Nardin allows minimum friction and instead of traditional watch components precious stones and different materials can be used.The innovative gravity defying movement where the gear trains and bridges appear to float in air with other parts working in perfect harmony and create a visual treat for watch connoisseurs.
Unlike the 2018 models which were full run production models,the new Executive Tourbillion Free Wheel are limited to only 18 pieces per variant,every watch will have a plaque on the side plate on the 44mm case indicating the limited edition number/18.
Prices are as follows Osmium 102,000 EUR / Aventurine 99.000 EUR / Straw Marquetry 99,000 EUR & Carbonium Gold at 99,000 EUR. More at Ulysse Nardin