Ulysse Nardin's Blast Free Wheel marquetry is stunning, combining the art of silicon with cutting-edge watchmaking.
Ulysse Nardin has raised the bar in haute horlogerie with its latest launch of the new Blast Free Wheel Marquetry watch. Paying homage to the iconic Freak watch in 2001, which was the first to feature silicon, this groundbreaking timepiece showcases the innovative UN-176 in-house movement. Its wheels, flying tourbillon with Ulysses anchor escapement, and seven-day power reserve display float on stunning silicon mosaics without any visible appendages. The Blast Free Wheel Marquetry is beautifully set in a 45mm white gold Blast case. The geometric lines of the case and the ultra-glass box complement each other, showing the mysterious movement of the watch from multiple angles.
The flying tourbillon at 6 o'clock is the hallmark of Ulysse Nardin Watch, with a revolutionary constant escapement that challenges traditional watchmaking principles. This remarkable feat required two years of development, culminating in a perfectly even pulse across the balance, regardless of the watch's power reserve. The use of silicon technology eliminated the need for jewels and anchor pivots, setting a new standard for watchmaking innovation. But the most important is undoubtedly the 103 radiant blue silicon marquetry slivers that adorn the dial. These carefully assembled plates require many hours of work and contribute to the three-dimensional visual effect of the watch. The case back also features a blue silicon plate, and the new Ulysse Nardin Blast Free Wheel Marquetry comes with a comfortable blue rubber strap.