Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon “Stars & Stripes”
On the 4th of July, to celebrate the Independence Day, Ulysse Nardin unveiled a limited edition in the colours of the American flag and paying tribute to its longstanding ties with the United States Navy.
“Honor, courage, commitment”, as they say in the US Navy. Ulysse Nardin is celebrating 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 on a deep blue background, this piece is a limited line of 50 pieces, one for each state in the Union. This watch was launched on the 4th of July in celebration of America’s Independence Day.
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The US Navy, known for mottos such as “We shall not perish” equips its sailors with the most precise instruments known to man. In choosing its nautical supplier in 1902, it looked no further than Ulysse Nardin for its superb accuracy and traditional craftsmanship. Winner several times over of the Washington Naval Observatory’s competition to equip its torpedo boats, Ulysse Nardin’s instruments have been an essential part of US naval ships for more than a hundred years.
Executive Skeleton Tourbillon Stars and Stripes © Ulysse Nardin
This new creation features an arachnid-like skeleton movement revealing the delicate ballet of perfectly-meshed parts, each working in symbiosis with the others. A movement of this caliber has been stripped of all unnecessary elements, each piece angled and polished. Roman numerals add a touch of elegance and the titanium case ensures durability. The UN-171 manufactured model, with a 170-hour power reserve (nearly seven days), is also an object of beauty 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 center is the distinguishing executive rectangle and each oeuvre is one of a kind.
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