Created to break the sound barrier Inspired by watchmaking’s past and the possibility of moving musical timekeeping into the future, Blast Hourstriker wants you to hear time again, not read it. When the striker is on, the mechanical ballet that makes the watch’s sound is visible on the hour and half hour, but even its occasional activation is just as beautiful. The mechanism, driven by a specially dedicated barrel, is triggered, the hour rack and the inertia regulator start to turn; the hammers hit the gong whose shape has been subtly worked to bypass the cage of the flying tourbillon.
The case of each Ulysse Nardin timepiece is individually numbered on the side.
To ensure that the Blast Hourstriker’s striking mechanism acoustic reach the best quality/sound performance ratio, this movement incorporates a high-tech titanium membrane first developed in the Classico Phantom Timepiece in collaboration with Devialet – the French audio technology company with whom one of whose co-founders is a direct descendant of the Ulysse Nardin family.
The case with a design which matches the unparalleled performance of the Hourstriker Blast is inspired by stealth airplanes, with its geometric construction where the facets play with the light to strengthen the energetic and modern natures of its lines, made sense.