The new Marine Tourbillon is a gorgeous new offering from Le Locle-based Ulysse Nardin. This timepiece combines several features into one very elegant watch. First is the Grand Feu white enamel dial with stylish Roman numeral hour indicators and minute ring. This serves as the perfect backdrop for the flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock which is course the central focus of the timepiece. There is also a power reserve indicator up top.
The enamel dial is made in-house by Ulysse Nardin enamel specialists Donzé Cadrans; grand feu being a reference to the way in which the enamel is created (see our in-depth “Enamel Explained” for more on “great fire” and other enamel techniques). Inside is the manufacture caliber UN-128, with 60 hour power reserve and silicium components. Ulysse Nardin is a highly capable manufacture and everything from the tourbillon cage, wheels, screws and hairspring are produced entirely in-house.
All together, an elegant and classical watch that will never go out of style. As for price? Well, also quite compelling: $28,000.
Ulysse Nardin Marine Tourbillon Grand Feu
43mm steel case with fluted bezel