Ulysse Nardin Outfits A Classic In Four Magnificently Daring Materials

  1. Jeremy
  2. February 13, 2020 2:21 pm

Ulysse Nardin Outfits A Classic In Four Magnificently Daring Materials

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The impeccable Executive Tourbillon Free Wheel by Ulysse Nardin is a such a meticulous celebration of mechanical mastery that it could very well be a highly functional work of art. A masterclass in mechanical watchmaking, the Free Wheel has a wonderfully future-forward movement that makes it the Swiss timepiece manufacture’s most finely tuned, adventurous and daring watch to date.

Ulysse Nardin has now upped the ante with four audacious materials on the Executive Tourbillon Free Wheel’s dial and barrel cover, making these new offerings a watch aficionados’ timepiece dream. Crafted in an exclusive, limited edition run of just 18 timepieces for each design, each watch is singular and masterfully appointed.

OSMIUM: A CELESTIAL TABLEAU
With a dial made from osmium, this iteration of the Free Wheel has a white gold case which frames the diamond-like osmium crystals.

AVENTURINE: AN INTERSTELLAR ADVENTURE
The deep blue aventurine dial is reminiscent of a star-filled night sky.

STRAW MARQUETRY: AN ANCIENT TECHNIQUE MADE MODERN
Crafted with a rarefied, 17th-century technique once practiced by nuns in convents, straw marquetry has been revived and used by Ulysse Nardin to craft a magnificent timepiece.

CARBONIUM® GOLD: A STUDY IN AUDACIOUS ELEGANCE
Constructed of aeronautical-grade carbon fibers, Carbonium® is approximately twice as light as aluminum, with the carbon and pre-pregnated resin composite made with ecologically-sourced components.

Boasting a 7-day power reserve, the “free-floating” components appear to move independently of one another, defying gravity upon the wearer’s wrist. The ingenious movement, which took years to research and develop, is presented in a 44mm case. The gear trains and bridges appear to float in the air with the other components, in a delicate balance of parts in harmony. The entire UN-176 movement was developed at the Ulysse Nardin Manufacture in Switzerland.

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