Luxury watchmakers Ulysse Nardin have unveiled there latest latest tourbillon a creative and visually intriguing interpretation of the Executive Skeleton Tourbillon.
While the original model exposed as much of its mechanical complexity as possible, the Executive Tourbillon Free Wheel is even more exposed, with only the crucial components, such as the barrel, tourbillon regulator, power reserve display and wheel trains seemingly floating on the dial, unencumbered by any visible support.
In sumptuous white or rose gold, with a brand-new movement that seems to defy gravity and a startlingly innovative box-domed sapphire that took months to research and develop, the Executive Tourbillon “Free Wheel” soars high above all expectations of what contemporary watchmaking craft and technology can achieve.
THE MECHANICAL MOVEMENT
Powering all 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.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The Ulysse Nardin Executive Tourbillon Free Wheel in rose gold (ref. 1766-176) is priced at US$96,000 or S$147,700, while the white gold version (ref. 1706-176) is US$99,000, or S$152,300.
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