Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon is characterized by lightness, purity and outstanding technical features. This exceptional timepiece features an ultra-light titanium and ceramic case, and it showcases the aesthetic codes of the Ulysse Nardin’s Executive collection, by making way for the essential.
The Executive Skeleton Tourbillon watch is housed in a titanium case which measures 45mm in diameter. A screw-down security crown with the brand’s logo on its tip is set traditionally at the 3 o’clock position. The case incorporates a sleek, black ceramic bezel which rounds the skeletonized dial. Both, the front and rear sapphire crystals show the inner beauty of the watch.
Oversized silver Roman numerals at 9, 12, and 6 o’clock positions are signature features of the Executive collection and a quite interesting detail that goes perfectly with the rest of the watch. The hour and minute hands are sword-shaped and they appear to be suspended in mid-air.
The watch is powered with the in-house manufactured caliber UN-171 manual-winding movement with a flying tourbillon complication and it is exposed from both sides. The Ulysse Nardin’s movement indicates hours and minutes and guarantees the highest precision and reliability. The impeccable mechanism operates at the frequency of 18,000 vibrations per hour (2.5 Hz) and offers no less than 170 hours of power reserve when fully wound. The movement’s components are coated with PVD and ruthenium, while the tourbillon is made from silicium. The variety of finishes and colors strengthen the refined architecture of the mechanism.
Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon (ref. 1713-139) is constructed to resist water pressure up to 30 meters (approximately 100 feet). It is secured to the wrist with a carbon fiber-style calfskin strap, ending with a black titanium deployant clasp.
The jury of the GPHG 2016 has pre-selected this exceptional timepiece to be competing to win the “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix or the prize for the best tourbillon watch of the year. Among six watches selected for the 2016 award in Tourbillons category there is an exquisite Girard-Perregaux La Esmeralda Tourbillon that I have reviewed earlier this year.
The prize-giving ceremony will be held this year on November 10 at the Grand Théâtre de Genève. I just want to remind you once again that you can also vote for the Public Prize by selecting the favorite finalist among 72 timepieces by visiting and registering at the GPHG web site.