The house of Ulysse Nardin introduces the special limited edition Marine Grand Deck Tourbillon, a watch that made some serious splashes at the BaselWorld 2016. The Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon, inspired by the era of classic yachts, made its debut last year, in 18 pieces in 18-carat white gold. This year, visitors to the Ulysse Nardin stand at Baselworld will be among the first to admire the new Marine Grand Deck Tourbillon, which now features a warm color scheme. Available in a limited edition of 18 exemplars, the new Grand Deck is crafted in 5N rose gold.
Same as its predecessor, the watch features a patented time display, evoking the boom of a ship. The never-before-seen mechanism is combined with a marvelous wooden marquetry dial, designed to look like the teak deck of a sailboat. Using high-tech nanowires for the ropes, the mechanism employs an original retrograde jumping hour device, driving the minute hand with two pulleys and two winches in gold. The jumping hour is visible in a double aperture at 12 o’clock, while the minutes are displayed in gold on a spinel arc across the center of the dial. A series of ultra-fine nanowires act to pull a retrograde minute hand, shaped like a golden boom, which instantaneously returns to zero once it hits 60.
In addition to the jumping hour indicator and the retrograde minute hand, the UN-630 movement, which beats at a frequency of 21'600 v/h, also has a 60-minute flying tourbillon, which appears in a gold ring at 6 o’clock position. The movement offers a generous 48h power reserve and is water resistant to 100 meters. The 44mm-wide case, crafted from rose gold, is attached to the alligator leather strap with a matching 5N rose gold buckle.
The Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon, reference 6302-300/GD, is limited to just 18 pieces worldwide. The price for this special limited edition model is yet to be announced. For more information, visit UlysseNardin.com.