Ulysse Nardin celebrates over a century of dedication to nautical precision and values shared with the United States Navy by launching a special edition of its Executive Tourbillon: the “Stars and Stripes”.
Created in homage to the American flag with its 13 white and red stripes and 50 white stars hand painted on a deep blue background, this edition is limited to 50 pieces.
Ulysse Nardin has allowed itself to take disruption to a new level with the Stars and Stripes. The arachnid-like skeleton movement reveals the delicate ballet of perfectly-meshed parts, each working in symbiosis with the others. Open-worked movements, the apex of high watchmaking, are attempted only by expert horologers. A movement of this caliber has been stripped of all unnecessary elements, each piece angled and polished to perfection. Roman numerals add a touch of elegance and the titanium case ensures durability.
The UN-171 manufactured model, with a tremendous and unequaled 170-hour power reserve (nearly seven days), is topped with a blue ceramic bezel, blue crown, and blue carbon effect leather strap. Painted using a micro-painting technique that at requires a paintbrush the width of a single eyelash, stars adorn the top and stripes decorate the cover of the cylinder. At its centre is the distinguishing executive rectangle and each oeuvre is one of a kind.