Some become known for a particular innovation or breakthrough in their industry. Others gain
inimitable and eternal international recognition for their unrelenting and uncompromising ability to change perceptions and reinvent the rules of their
industry time and time again.
Ulysse Nardin is the latter. A history of innovation and boldness befitting of the most daring watchmakers this world
has seen, Ulysse Nardin has achieved stellar status thanks notably to the House’s uncompromising attitude towards
Haute Horlogerie. An attitude born in 1846 and that continues to shine brighter than ever.
This powerful beating heart of the watch has a diameter of 37 mm, features 504 components, and is wound by hand. It guarantees a power reserve
of 80 hours at a cruising speed of 21,600 vibrations per hour, with the tourbillon moving at 60 rotations per hour (or one rotation every 60
seconds). Its first role is to provide an analog time display, giving a three-dimensional presentation of the phases of the Moon.
Full steam ahead!
With its diameter of 44 mm, this is an instrument specially conceived for the modern adventurer who models himself on Captain Nemo.
Magnificently reproduced in 3D, the bows of a luxury vessel seem to surface from a pool of white gold as though it were emerging from the mist,
and cuts through a sea of “grand feu” enamel on a wave of foam portrayed with astonishing realism. To guarantee perfect timing, this construction
is regulated by a flying tourbillon.
The gravity-defying Free Wheel's structure is a delight to the eye
With a 7-day power reserve, its “free-floating” elements seem to move independently of each
other to defy gravity.
The elements of the Executive Free Wheel literally make time fly. The innovative movement, which took years to research
and develop, is presented in a 44mm case. The gear trains and bridges appear to float in the air with the other components, a delicate balance of parts
working in harmony.
Aventurine: An interstellar adventure
The deep blue aventurine dial is reminiscent of the starry night sky
glittering with reflections of the stars. A form of translucent quartz, the name “aventurine” derives from the Italian a ventura, which can mean
“by chance” or simply “let the adventure begin”.
In releasing the Grand Deck, Ulysse Nardin writes yet another chapter in the book of
watchmaking innovation with its cutting edge technology and bold mechanisms.
Only to be followed by the release of the Concept X, a disruptive and forward-thinking horlogerie mindset that only
enforces Ulysse Nardin’s position as a pioneer constantly pushing the boundaries of the Xtreme, in the wild like in the workshop.
In a proud nod to its maritime roots
The Grand Deck Tourbillon marries meticulous craftsmanship with technical avant-garde to explore the elements on the deck of a yacht.
The craftsmanship is clearly displayed by the detail on the dial.
The minutes are displayed in gold on a spinel arc across the center of the dial, with the golden boom drawn across to show exact time. The
system, which is regulated by a double-barrel system, incorporates the magnificence and extreme precision of a flying tourbillon, nested in a
gold ring at 6 o’clock.