Ulysse Nardin is a name usually associated with cutting edge technology and breathtaking horology designs, and their presence at Baselworld 2016 surely reminded everyone about that. Inspired from the powerful movement of the ocean, the renowned Swiss watchmaker has always came up with innovative timepieces, taking small steps and risky maneuvers in an effort to impress us all.
Their latest creations are just another example of the brand’s unique ideas, with two new haute horology complexities being added to the signature Marine Chronometer line. This year actually represented the 20th anniversary of the modern Marine Chronometer line, which means there was no margin for error with these watches.
And the visionary look of these timepieces takes the line to all new heights, with the Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon and the Marine Chronograph Annual Calendar watch making sure all eyes would be satisfied.
The Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon is our favorite, showing off a high complication which offers an all-new way to display time. The nautically inspired, high-precision watch features a dial that resembles a ship’s deck, with the hand-crafted wood marquetry supporting said overall theme.
Accompanied by the complex manual-winding Manufacture movement, Caliber UN-630, and a 48-hour power reserve, this watch proves to be stylish, as well as practical. Aside of the technical details, which are truly impressive as well, we should mention the 285,000 Swiss Francs price-tag.
The Grand Deck is housed by a 44 mm 18-karat white gold case, water resistant to 100 meters, and comes part of a limited series of only 18 units. You should not miss out on this one!