The latest member of the Ulysse Nardin’s Tourbillon collection is a dazzling Royal Ruby Tourbillon ladies’ watch. This fabulous timepiece absolutely proves that high jewelry and high-end watchmaking perfectly come together.
The bezel and lugs of the new watch are encrusted with 92 brilliant cut diamonds, while the flange is paved with 12 rubies and 48 diamonds (weighing 3.27 carats). The ruby is the second strongest jewel after the diamond. The gemstone is not used often in the watchmaking industry because of its color consistency. The ruby appears in a myriad of natural coloration, from bright red to reddish-brown color.
Each gemstone is cut to perfection by a highly skilled precious stone cutter to fit the watch’s platinum case. The case itself measures 41mm in diameter and it is shielded with anti-reflective sapphire crystals to protect the watch from scratches. The water resistance of the case is assured down to 30 meters (100 feet).
Mechanical Precision and Aesthetic Decorations Come Together
The flying tourbillon mechanism is crafted along the principles of a famous Swiss watchmaker, James Pellaton. This time, Ulysse Nardin, goes even further. The bridges and main plates are crafted in ruby, whereas the flying tourbillon looks like it is floating weightlessly in its cage and defying gravity.
The watch is equipped with the in-house manufactured caliber UN-79 with a manual winding movement. The movement parts are skeletonized and aligned in perfect symmetry, whilst the manual winding system stays unnoticed. The movement built on 16 jewels has a sapphire main plate and it can store the energy which will keep the watch ticking for amazing 96 hours.
The Royal Ruby Tourbillon is issued in a limited quantity of only 99 pieces. The standard model with the referent number 799-88 is secured to a lady’s wrist with an elegant, white leather strap, fitted with a platinum folding buckle. The Swiss manufacturer also offered this beautiful timepiece attached to the exceptional bracelet fully set with diamonds. The referent number of this sparkling version is 799-88-8F.
This Tourbillon was the most luxurious Ulysse Nardin’s timepiece that we had the opportunity to see last month, at the Basel watch fair.