Beware of Blast
Supercharged with classic Ulysse Nardin savoir-faire, BLAST is an avatar of its time, a potent force of nature. This technological wonder made with rock-hard, masculine lines has ignited a flame that will send seismic shockwaves through the watchmaking world to its core.
The complex, geometric architecture of the tessellated horns create a pumped-up, vigorous and imposing masterpiece and remind a furtive aircraft.
BLAST is playing off the transparency of its new powerful automatic silicium tourbillon nested in a bold, X-shaped cage, which beats inside at a frequency of 2.5 Hz.
BLAST is the first Ulysse Nardin Skeleton model featuring an automatic tourbillon and a new tiny yet powerful platinum micro-rotor, visible only from the front of the watch at 12 o’clock.
"Now, one could certainly argue that a tourbillon like this is hardly an everyday watch, but I think that depends on who's wearing it as much as anything else. And having a solid three days of reserve means you can comfortably switch it out every so often knowing that it won't need to be reset for a few days."
UN-172 Manufacture movement
Titanium / Ceramic
Height 13 mm
Caliber UN-172 Manufacture movement
Number of parts
Power reserve (H)
Tourbillon. Hours and minutes. Escapement wheel, anchor and balance spring in silicium.