Ulysse Nardin Executive Tourbillon Free Wheel is available in two elegant options white or rose gold, The Executive Tourbillon features their latest movement technology along with an innovative box-domed sapphire glass housing and a 7-day power reserve indicator at four o’clock. The modern-sized 44mm dial for the 18ct rose gold version is in dark stone, carved from a slab of slate. The 18ct white gold version is built on a sleek black honeycomb grid.
The mechanical movement powering this beauty is the brand-new UN-176, entirely developed in-house in La Chaux-de Fonds. Its flying tourbillon is the “Ulysse Anchor Escapement”, a pioneering technology that replaces the traditional Swiss lever escapement system and uses Ulysse Nardin’s signature low-friction silicium instead of metal or synthetic rubies. Calibre UN-176 slowly beats at 18,000 vibrations per hour and offers a power reserve of around 170 hours or 7 days.
Unlike other Ulysse Nardin tourbillons, the Executive Tourbillon “Free Wheel” is not a limited edition, but a full-run production launch. Price: $96,000 (rose gold); $98,000 (white gold)