Celebrating the interplay of light and innovation, Swiss luxury watch manufacture Ulysse Nardin unveils an exclusive skeleton tourbillion caliber incorporating the very latest silicium technology. With this timepiece the watchmaker has combines cutting-edge technology with an aesthetic exploration of the themes of transparency and simplicity and according to Ulysse Nardin the Skeleton Tourbillon Manufacture watch is an impressive and unique contemporary timepiece that pays tribute to the brand’s prestigious past. With a beautiful skeletonized construction, the inner workings of the movements of the watch are visible through the front and the back. Reducing the structure of components to a bare minimum the watch allows light to penetrate freely through it.
The movement of the watch was designed from the ground up to be skeletonized which means that Ulysse Nardin didn’t skeletonize an existing movement. The movement is the caliber UN-170 and it has an impressive power reserve of 170 hours but without a power reserve indicator unfortunately. The barrel at 12 o’clock mirrors the escapement placed at 6 o’clock. Surfaces are adorned with contrast of bead-blasted and polished finishes. The color variations enhance the visual interest of metallic components. Crimson rubies sparkle among the hand beveled bridges embellished with a satin-finish “sunray” decoration. The specially designed hands are inspired by a gently curved leaf shape and are skeletonized at their tips. The Skeleton Tourbillon Manufacture is available in two limited editions: 200 pieces in rose gold and 200 pieces in white gold.