Baselworld 2016: Ulysse Nardin novelties

Baselworld 2016: Ulysse Nardin novelties

All about the sea

Text: Faizal Dahlawia

Image: Ulysse Nardin

Sails up sailors as Ulysse Nardin looks to the oceans for horological inspiration. Buro 24/7 Middle East has the details...

Luxury watchmaker Ulysse Nardin has revealed several new timepieces at Baselworld 2016. While the new launches include a racing-inspired watch as well as a jewellery timepiece, it's clear that the seas have proven to be the designers' muse for 2016.

The highlight of the reveals is undeniably the Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon. Encasing the flying tourbillon, the stunning timepiece features a dial that mimics a ship's deck. This includes a wooden dial and a wiring mechanism complete with boom to simulate the pulling of the sails on a yacht.

Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon

The traditional hour and minute hands have been replaced by a display window that tells the hour, while a boom sweeping across the dial from the 9 to 3 o'clock positions tells the minute. At the completion of each hour, the retrograde function returns to the minute hand – or boom – to its staring point at 9 o'clock. The real-time moving wires, made from a revolutionary fibre thinner than human hair, adds to the overall appeal and playfulness of the timepiece. Limited to only 18 pieces, the Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon is priced at Dhs1.06 million.

Other new debuts by Ulysse Nardin include the Classico Schooner America, Diver Chronograph Hammerhead Shark, Freakwing, Jade and Marine Chronograph Annual Calendar.

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