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Ulysse Nardin - Skeleton Tourbillon Manufacture

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Ulysse Nardin unveiled its first timepiece featuring an exclusive skeleton tourbillon calibre, fully developed in-house, during BaselWorld 2013, the largest world watch and jewelry exhibition.

The aim of skeletonizing is to reveal the inner workings of the movement by reducing the structure of components to a bare minimum, allowing light to penetrate freely through and Ulysse Nardin’s Skeleton Tourbillon Manufacture accomplished this goal brilliantly.
The positioning of the barrel at 12 o’clock mirrors the escapement at 6 o’clock. Above the latter is a ratchet wheel engraved with the brand name, insignia and the power reserve. Surfaces are decorated with bead-blasted and polished finishes. Crimson rubies shine among the hand-beveled bridges embellished with a satin-finish “sunray" decoration. The leaf shaped hands are appropriately skeletonized at their tips. 

The Skeleton Tourbillon Manufacture is available in two limited editions: 99 pieces in platinum (ref. 1709-129) and 99 pieces in red gold (ref. 1702-129). On the red gold version each train wheel is rhodium-plated, while those of the platinum version are finished in glowing straw-colored yellow gold.
Nestled within the hand-wound mechanical movement, the flying tourbillon comprises a balance spring, anchor and escapement wheel made from silicon. The power reserve offers an impressive duration of 170 hours.
Case diameter is 44 mm. Water resistance 30 mt.

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