Baselworld 2016: Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon

Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon

You will see unmistakable nautical design and action on this handcrafted wood marquetry deck. The boom is the hour hand …


Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon

The boom is pulled by super-strong nanowires and indicates the actual minutes of the hour. The hour is displayed in the huge window at “12 o´clock” by two numbers. At “6 o´clock” you see the tourbillon of the watch…

This is the watch ticking and showing you 09:30 …



Now this is what happens half an hour later and of course every hour. Look closely! The boom (minute hand) will reach the “60”-minutes-position and then be pulled back gently by the ropes to the “0”-position. Gently! Just like it should be on a sailing boat when you do a controlled turning manoeuvre …



Stunning, isn’t it?


Now I show the centrifugal governor located at “6 o´clock” on the backside of the Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon. he is responsible for the smooth and gentle pull-back of then boom (minute-hand) …




Impressed? I am sure!

This timepiece was made in association with Christophe Claret in Le Locle, 18 pieces will be made and each of them will sell for 280.000 CHF.



>>> On page 2 you may discover pictures I took with my macro-lens. They will show various highlights of the Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon >>>



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  • I guess to buy this watch, one has to rob a bank or win a lottery.

    Thanks for the fabulous videos and the XL-sized pictures!

  • Watches are an expression of time. To call it Kitsch I think is an insult to the watchmaker. At that level it is art and art is an expression which is not everyones taste. Mr. Tschopp if you look at the last twenty over years UN came out with some extreme complicated watches. Like the Freak, Sonata, Ghingis Khan, Triology of Time etc. you do not have to like it but they are all from a technical and innovative point of view outstanding. I would call an Apple watch Kitsch btw.

  • “And the price for the most expensive Kitsch at Baselworld goes to … UN.”

    • As this is not the kind of watch I would consider wearing, and as I am not a huge fan of UN either your comment is most unfair to the company and the watch creators. This is undoubtedly a masterpiece and it is not a kitsch by any stretch of imagination.
      Christophe Claret is a genius watchmaker, I would consider his own watches the most intriguing and most complex pieces in the world. I hope I would, one day, be a pride owner of CC watch.

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