Saturday, December 12, 2015

The Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon

From Ulysse Nardin -
Courtesy of Ulysse Nardin

Ulysse Nardin has presented something special with this new offering.  Very often I simply just give you the facts and move on, because if I am honest the PR folks at UN are not long on "warm fuzzies".  

But credit where it is due, this is a singularly beautiful tourbillon.The very first thing that hits you (or at least hits me) is the dial.  Described by the folks in the UN marketing department as a "translucent blue enamel", it is beautiful to look at.  The subtle texture of the dial is not a mass produced feature that is ordered from an outside supplier.  The wonderful dial on the Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon is thanks to the artisans (an over-used word these days, but in this instance one that I find completely appropriate) of Donz├ęCadrans.  For those not familiar, Donz├ęCadrans specialize in the enameling of watch dials, and they proudly figure in the Ulysse Nardin stable of companies.  
Courtesy of Ulysse Nardin

The case is 44 mm in diameter and is available in either rose or white gold.  The movement is manually wound and boasts a minimum of 7 days of power reserve.

The escapement is Ulysse Nardin's Constant Ulysse Anchor Escapement in silicium.

Here are the pertinents -


Reference
1780-133/E3 
1786-133/E3


Limited Edition:
18 pieces in white gold 
18 pieces in rose gold 



Movement 
Caliber UN-178 Manufacture Tourbillon
29 jewels, 18’000 V/H

Power-Reserve 
Min. 7 days, double barrel


Escapement 

Constant Ulysse Anchor Escapement in silicium

Winding 

Manual Winding



Functions


Hours and minutes, power reserve indicator

Case 

White gold or rose gold



Dimensions


44 mm



Dial 

Translucent blue enamel



Water-resistance 

30 m



Crystal 

Antireflective sapphire crystal



Case-back 

Sapphire crystal



Band 

Leather with simple buckle 

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