To help mark the 20th anniversary of its well-known Marine collection, Ulysse Nardin recently unveiled several limited edition nautical inspired timepieces: with the flagship being the Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon, which showcases the brand’s high watchmaking capabilities.
The highlight of the watch is its time display system. Instead of a minute hand, an aluminum boom – the horizontal spar used to angle a ship’s sail to the wind – points to a graduated arc running across the middle of the dial. Keeping true to its Marine roots, two flags that spell out “UN” which is the International Code of Signals used by maritime vessels – all the while the entire scene is a dial formed by wood marquetry, to recall a sailboat’s timber deck.
Ulysse Nardin has equipped the watch with the manually wound Calibre UN-630 movement, which has a flying tourbillon positioned at six o’clock and will be only limited to 18 exclusive pieces.
Grand Deck Tourbillon by Ulysse Nardin. ulysse-nardin.com