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Inspired by sea - Ulysse Nardin
Twenty years have passed since the first Marine Chronometer has been presented…
In order to commemorate this important date, Ulysse Nardin presented their new Grand Deck Marin Tourbillon on this year’s Baselworld. With COSC certificate, this chronometer has joined the most prestigious league of the brand, presenting a very interesting complication in its configuration. Nautically inspired design and chronometer functions were inspired by a ship hull.
Hand made out of wood, this watch presents us with retrograde minutes on 12 o’clock. Indicator moves across this model in elegant curvaceous movement, which reminds us of the line of latitude used by sailors. When it reaches 60 minutes, this counter resets and goes back to zero position.
The second balance wheel on this model has a charming flying tourbillon on 6 o’clock position, which is marked by Ulysse Nardin anchor motif. It functions with the help of fibers, thinner than a human hair. On positions of 5 and 7 o’clock we can see two disks which represent the hours. This watch also has a complex hand winding mechanism, Caliber UN-630, consisting of 469 parts. It has energy reserve of 48 hours.
The price of this seaworthy watch is around 300.000 Euros.
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