Iconic Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin has unveiled the Blast Tourbillon Blue & Gold, the first of its series to be featured in this colourway. Dedicated to contemporary explorers, the Blast Collection debuted in 2020 as an embodiment of the house’s ‘Haute Horlogerie is an everlasting adventure’ philosophy.
Ulysse Nardin was the son of a watchmaker who founded his own company in Le Locle in Switzerland in 1846. Now more than 175 years later, the watchmaker company has more than earned its spurs through the technically beautifully executed, quality chronometers. The anchor in the logo represents the brand’s rich history with the maritime industry. The same goes for the Blast Tourbillon Blue & Gold.
Playing with transparency and authenticity, the UN-172 Manufacture caliber houses an automatic silicon flying tourbillon that oscillates at a frequency of 2.5 Hz. It also offers a three-day power reserve while nestled in a unique cage that is X-shaped. This allows light to penetrate the openwork watch, illuminating the extraordinary technical achievement that this uncompromising time mechanism represents.
Gekleed in een 45mm kast met afwisselend 18k roségoud en blauw PVD titanium, is deze specifieke kleurstelling door het huis ‘explosief en innovatief’ genoemd.
The iconic codes that express the unique personality of the Blast collection are all present in this new timepiece: the rectangular frame, the signature ‘three lugs’ that fit perfectly into the strap, the colored bezel, the verticality of the movement with the loop, as well as the platinum micro-rotor at 12 o’clock and the flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock.
Crafted with alternating components in rose gold and blue PVD titanium, and with both polished and satin-finished surfaces, the powerful 45mm case is water resistant to 50 meters. This new model comes with a blue velvet rubber strap along with an 18k rose gold and blue PVD titanium folding clasp.
The new Blast Tourbillon is a clear confirmation of Ulysse Nardin’s innovative prowess. As an independent brand that dares to take its elite watchmaking business to unexplored paths, Ulysse Nardin inspires and forges the watchmaking of tomorrow.
The Ulysse Nardin Blast Tourbillon in ‘Blue & Gold’, retailing for $67,000 USD, is available through the Maison’s own boutiques and select retailers worldwide.
Ulysse Nardin is represented in the Netherlands by Schaap & Citroen Juwellers and Van Willigen in Rotterdam. For more information, enter the dazzling and timeless world of Ulysse Nardin.