Anniversary Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon

  • The Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon was created to celebrate 20 years of Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon watches.
  • Drawing from the brand’s significant nautical heritage, this luxury watch will only be produced in 18 examples.
  • With a white gold case, a patented new caliber, and a breathtaking nautical design, this is a stunning piece any collector would love to own.

Amazing things happen when you build onto a rich heritage, adding cutting-edge innovations to create something that’s at the same time old and new. A perfect example of that is the superb Ulysse Nardin 20 year anniversary Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon, which celebrates the brand’s legacy of watchmaking genius by adding contemporary touches to a centuries-old concept.

The timepiece is based on the brand’s marine heritage that goes back to the 19th century. With this COSC-certified watch, Ulysse Nardin has further consolidated its position in the high watchmaking industry. It is the first time that the brand has introduced a high complication in the Marine Chronometer line, which is one of the reasons why the timepiece sells for about $291,300.

Anniversary Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon

Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon

The dial tastefully evokes the design of a ship’s deck, with wood marquetry and a blue miniature sail boom indicating the retrograde minutes. The minutes themselves are displayed on a transparent blue arc shape which is clearly inspired by the graphics of latitude lines. The nautical-inspired detailing goes so far as to include nanowires – thinner than human hair – that move the tiny boom across the dial just like the ship mast ropes.

At the 6 o’clock position there is a 60-second flying tourbillon escapement with a blue center featuring the brand’s instantly recognizable anchor logo. There’s also a jumping hours feature displayed beneath the boom and driven by two large disks at the 5 and 7 o’clock positions. The watch is powered by a hand-wound movement, caliber UN-630, with 48 hours of power resistance and 469 flawlessly choreographed parts.

The 100-meter water resistant case is made of 18-carat white gold and measures 44mm in diameter. The enniversary timepiece is limited to just 18 examples.

Anchor, Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon

Dial, Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon
Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon, Caliber
Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon, Crown

By : - 5 May 2016