We have to say that they brought the heat as Le Locle-based Ulysse Nardin (Ulysse Nardin for sale) made their debut showing at SIHH this year. We’re used to brands showing us one or two major novelties, but it’s safe to say UN went far beyond that. From technical tourbillons and regatta timers through to stunning dress pieces, vintage reissues and haute horlogerie wonders, the scale and substance of Ulysse Nardin’s offering meant their booth had a real buzz. What does this mean for Australian watch fans? Well, expect to see and hear a whole lot more about UN in the coming months as the brand makes inroads into the local market. Now, let’s have a look at below video for more details.
My first thoughts on seeing the Ulysse Nardin Classico Automatic Lady reviews, fresh for 2017, was that it is very, very bright. But, as is so often the case with watches, you really need to spend some quality time with it before jumping to conclusions. Up close, the translucent blue enamel dial is so vibrant, it’s on the cusp of purple – and in daylight, it’s hard to take your eyes off the sun ray guilloché. It really is show-stopping, to the point that the 60 diamonds circling the case are really just a support act.
Ulysse Nardin is a relatively new name to Australian audiences, but if they can continue offering wearable watches with this combination of high quality, excellent finish, graceful design and on-point pricing, I think we’ll be hearing a whole lot more about the brand in the near future. Ulysse Nardin pulled out all the stops for its first SIHH showing. In a fair charactered by conservative product releases, the Le Locle-based manufacturer presented a strong line-up of novelties, with a strong nautical theme, highlights including the new regatta timer, the technically impressive Marine Grand Deck, as well as this watch – the Classico Manufacture Grand Feu Reviews.
The Ulysse Nardin Marine Regatta is easily one of my favorite watches announced at SIHH 2017. It’s a blend of the technical finesse Ulysse Nardin is known for, action-inspired design, and true purpose-built functionality. Is it going to be the first choice for someone looking to find a beater watch for their next race? Probably not. But the Ulysse Nardin Marine Regatta can certainly get the job done and exceeds every benchmark that was set for it along the way. While many of these sold might not even find themselves close to a body of water, I just can’t help but wonder how cool it would be to use it in practice at an actual race. Among releases for SIHH 2017 is the Ulysse Nardin Marine Regatta watch review which truly gets to the heart of maritime sport timing. It easily proves itself to be both mechanically interesting and rugged enough for use in the field – the timepiece was, in fact, developed with the guidance of Loïck Peyron and Iain Percy, two ambassadors of the brand and members of the Artemis Racing team.
The Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon, one of the most buzzed-about timepieces introduced at this year’s Baselworld, is a sailboat for the wrist. The dial miniaturizes elements of the deck of a classic racing yacht, including a wood deck, winches, lines and a mainsail boom. The dial is made of inlaid wood in a color and curved design intended to resemble the deck of a classic yacht. A blued aluminum minutes hand represents the boom, the horizontal spar used to angle the mainsail on a racing boat. It swings down from the 12 o’clock position, sweeping across a retrograde minutes scale that extends from 3 to 6 o’clock. It is literally pulled across the scale by strong high-tech fibers that wrap around two “rigging screws” and two pinions designed to resemble – and function as – the winches on the deck of a racing yacht. The winches use a drive gear, a spiral tensioning spring, and two lock pins to “tack” the boom. The lines are thinner than a human hair, measuring 0.0357 mm in diameter, and are capable of withstanding traction of 1.41 kg (about 3.10 pounds) without stretching. They are made of polyethylene Dyneema®, a fiber used in ship’s rigging that is many times stronger than steel.
Once the boom reaches the 60-minute position, it jumps back to zero in about 4 seconds – a delay that is calibrated with a special regulator that maintains the accuracy of the minutes. The mechanism is linked to a flying tourbillon in the manual-wound Caliber UN-630, which is made up of 469 components and has a frequency of 3 Hz and a 48-hour power reserve. There are two barrels, one driving the time and the other powering the complication and the display. It was designed in collaboration with Christophe Claret, one of the top Swiss designers of complicated movements. Claret designed several important minute repeater/automatons for Ulysse Nardin in the 1980s.