The watchmakers from the Ulysse Nardin made the impossible a reality and what was only a daring prototype in 2014 came fully to life at Baselworld 2015. The Ulysse Anchor Tourbillion, a limited edition timepiece is the first of their watches with Ulysse Nardin’s proprietary constant force escapement system made entirely out of silicon.
The watch has a dial in grand feu enamel with an aperture at 6 o’clock to reveal the tourbillion. It has two barrels for a minimum power reserve of seven days, the dial is marked for eight days in total The movement, known as Caliber UN-178, runs in 29 jewels at a low frequency of 18,000 vph.
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They were developing the escapement for eight years, it assures a greater chronometric accuracy. It has a circular frame with a pallet fork in its center. This special watch comes in a 44-mm gold case, in the UN Classico design and it is available in white gold and rose gold. Bad information – only 18 pieces of each color will be produced. The piece is waterproof to 30 meters, and it comes with black or brown leather strap with a pin buckle. In rose gold it costs $89,400, in white gold – $93,600 and both of them are available since May.
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169 years of marine heritage, Ulyss Nardin continues proudly its legacy and one is sure – they packed an impressive amount of technology into a classic and nicely proportioned design that has a slightly eccentric look.
Ulysse Nardin is a luxury Swiss watch manufacturer who first opened its door in 1846 in Le Locle and it’s best known for its manufacture of highly accurate marine chronometers. The company is named after its founder – Ulysse Nardin -a watchmaker. The CEO of Ulysse Nardin, Patrik P. Hoffmann, can look back on many years of experience in the watchmaking industry. He continues the management of the company in the spirit of Rolf W. Schnyder, who unexpectedly passed on in April 2011. The company, always independent and inventive gives us one more time a masterpiece with undeniable style.