The entire collection of unique pieces for the “Only Watch 2017” charity event are now posted (see all 49 of the Only Watch 2017 watches here) but I always like to review a handful of my favorite pieces. I’ve already tweeted about the spectacular pieces from FP Journe and Patek Philippe and will cover them in more detail here soon. Also catching my eye this year are pieces from Armin Strom, Chopard, Frederique Constant, Hautlence, Hublot, Jaquet Droz, Louis Vuitton, and MB&F – all put forth highly commendable unique and artistic pieces for the event. Other brands take a more conventional approach — riffing on current designs with different color schemes, etc. One such example of this would be this beautiful Marine Tourbillon by Ulysse Nardin.
The Marine Tourbillon “Only Watch” edition is of course designed especially for this year’s event and features a blue Grand Feu enamel dial with yellow accents on the dial. The watch has a 43mm steel case, standard fare. The yellow “VII” is a subtle nod to this being the 7th edition of Only Watch. The enamel dial is tastefully done by UN’s Donzé Cadrans enamelling division — the concentric wave guilloche pattern underneath the enamel gives an added element of delicate beauty to the dial. As you can see the watch also has a flying tourbillon set at 6 o’clock. I do think a special caseback engraving or similar imprint would have been a nice added touch for this watch. A great piece nonetheless.
Ulysse Nardin Marine Tourbillon for “Only Watch 2017”