With the Blast Hourstriker, Ulysse Nardin has created the Hourstriker Phantom’s successor while integrating it into the highly successful Blast collection launched last year. The key elements of this watch are its beauty and technical complexity, but especially the sound’s loudness. For this, Ulysse Nardin teamed up with audio tech company Devialet. They achieved an astonishing 85 dB thanks to the use of a titanium membrame. With the Blast Hourstriker, the mechanism that controls the striking features of this watch is visible on the dial side, as is the flying tourbillon. The 45mm large case is crafted from red gold, combined with black DLC titanium, which makes the watch look even more striking.
With the Diver X Skeleton, Ulysse Nardin is merging two of its most impactful collections into a single watch. The result is a diving watch unlike any other, as they are rarely fitted with skeletonized movements. The case combines blue PVD with charismatic blue Carbonium, a carbon composite which unique texture decorated the diving bezel. The “X” dominates the dial, in two colors blue with orange accents. Behind it we can see caliber UN-372, a skeletonized automatic movement where the extensive use of silicon parts make it truly the mechanical movement of the future. The power reserve is extensive, measuring 96-hours. The Diver X Skeleton is available on either a blue or an orange rubber strap and limited to 175 pieces, marking the 175th anniversary of Ulysse Nardin, which the brand is celebrating this year.
With their new UFO table clock is Ulysse Nardin also conquering the sky. To achieve this they have teamed up with Maison L’Epée, who has been manufacturing traditional clocks since 1839. With its aluminum base and hand-blown glass dome has it become a unique object that shows it all. Its movement consists out of no less than 675 components that allow it to show three timezones at once. At the top, we find an extra-large oscillator, 49mm in diameter, crowned by the Ulysse Nardin logo. Thanks to six mainspring barrels, the clock’s manual wind movement has a power reserve of a year, as can be seen on the power reserve indicator placed inside the movement. It is another daring way in which Ulysse Nardin shows its significant expertise and nack for creating items representing the future of watchmaking.
source: hautetime.com BY MARTIN GREEN