Ulysse Nardin adds to their Blast collection with a new Tourbillon in Blue & Gold. This is a new model with the combination of rose gold and blue.
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New: Ulysse Nardin Blast Tourbillon Blue & Gold
The new UN Blast Tourbillon Blue & Gold will retail for SGD 94,200 inclusive of GST. Available at The Hour Glass in Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Vietnam.
This is an extension of the Blast Tourbillon collection which add to the family now comprising of some 12 members. All aspects of the Blast Tourbillon remains the same as earlier renditions with the exception on the use of rose gold and blue PVD titanium, creating a completely different visual.
The movement remains the UN-172 with silocon flying tourbillon, and the design retains the double X on the openworked dial.
Reinterpreting the essence of Haute Horology with the codes of the 21st century: this is the challenge embraced by the Ulysse Nardin Blast Collection. Explosive and innovative, the Blast Tourbillon Blue & Gold marks the first ever fusion of fiery rose gold and blue that embodies the independent Manufacture’s DNA.
February 13th, 2023 (Le Locle). Reinventing Haute Horology. Charting a new course. Ulysse Nardin’s Blast collection takes on this challenge with conviction and determination. With its double X – for exploration – the new Blast Tourbillon Blue & Gold, with its sharp lines and resolute character, takes a decisive step towards watchmaking of the future.
The Blast Tourbillon is driven by a flying tourbillon skeletonized movement with silicium escapement in a modern case. Inspired by the lines of stealth aircraft, this avant-garde watch expresses its full power through the juxtaposition of colors and materials and the perfect integration of all its components. The engine in this new craft was designed and developed by the Manufacture’s master watchmakers in an iterative process, in parallel with the two-tone case that houses it, to ensure both perfect integration and exceptional comfort for the wearer.
Playing with transparency and authenticity, the UN-172 Manufacture calibre houses an automatic silicium flying tourbillon oscillating at a frequency of 2.5 Hz. It also offers a power reserve of three days while it’s nestled in a unique cage that is X-shaped. This allows light to penetrate the open worked watch, illuminating the extraordinary technical feat that this uncompromising time mechanism represents. 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 barrel, as well as the micro-rotor in platinum at 12 o’clock and the flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock.
Structured with alternating components in rose gold and blue PVD titanium, and featuring both polished and satin-finished surfaces, the powerful 45 mm case is water-resistant to 50 meters. This new model comes with a blue velvet rubber strap along with a rose gold and blue PVD titanium folding clasp.
The new Blast Tourbillon is a clear affirmation of Ulysse Nardin’s innovative prowess. As an independent brand that dares to take its elite watchmaking craftsmanship to unexplored paths, Ulysse Nardin inspires and forges the watchmaking of tomorrow.
Ulysse Nardin Blast Tourbillon Blue & Gold Specifications
Manufacture calibre UN-172 Skeletonised automatic movement
Flying tourbillon, hours, minutes
Platinum micro-rotor at 12 o’clock
Balance spring, escapement wheel and pallet fork in silicium 137 components / 25 jewels
Frequency 2.5 Hz / oscillations 18,000 alt/h
Central case in sand-blasted blue PVD titanium
Upper case in satin-finished and polished 5N rose gold
Blue PVD titanium
Rectangle and double X in blue
Gold index and hands with SuperLuminova®
Blue PVD titanium sapphire open case-back
Blue rubber strap with velvet effect
5N rose gold and blue PVD titanium folding clasp
CHF 63’500 / GBP 57’790 / EUR 67’438 (tax 20%) / USD 67’000 (excl. tax)