The Magic Of The New Ulysse Nardin Executive Tourbillon Free Wheel

Ulysse Nardin Executive Tourbillon Free Wheel
Ulysse Nardin Executive Tourbillon Free Wheel

Ulysse Nardin is known for its innovative and unconventional watches, yet with the new Executive Tourbillon Free Wheel, they push those boundaries even further and in several ways as well. This starts with the boxed sapphire crystal, which alone cost Ulysse Nardin several months to develop and perfect.

That sapphire crystal is held by a case in which we recognize the signature shape of the ‘Executive’-collection to which this new watch belongs and which is crafted from either white or rose gold. With a diameter of 44-millimeter are they generously sized, and all dial, yet for a good reason! The Executive Tourbillon Free Wheel features a dial on which most of the gear train is exposed, including the tourbillon. However, a clear connection between all parts is not visible!

So this new Ulysse Nardin is, in fact, a mystery watch, yet a very refined one. The flying tourbillon features the “Ulysse Anchor Escapement” which uses low-friction silicium instead of metal or synthetic rubies and replaces the traditional Swiss lever escapement system. Another tradition, next to innovation, with Ulysse Nardin, is that they don’t make a limited edition out of such an exceptional watch like the Executive Tourbillon Free Wheel, but welcome it as part of their regular production collection.


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