Watchmaker’s Art: Imperial Blue by Ulysse Nardin

Radiating light, as if suspended in time by a flying tourbillon, this Grande Sonnerie Westminster Carillon bears witness to the ultimate mastery of the watchmaker’s art.

 

 

Limited Edition: Imperial Blue

Limited Edition: Imperial Blue

Showcasing a transparent mainplate on which floats a flying tourbillon, adorned with a blue-tinged sapphire bridge that leaves no room for doubt as to its noble origins, this luminous yet mysterious watch holds within it a Sonnerie Westminster Carillon. The quintessential watch complication, it rings out on four notes for every passing hour and also sounds the hours, quarter hours and minutes on demand. It is an object of immense rarity.

 

 

 

Not content with the huge number of technical challenges overcome by the miniaturization of this Sonnerie mechanism, the Ulysse Nardin Manufacture has added a date indicator at 12 o’clock, which can be quickly adjusted using a pusher at 2 o’clock .

 

 

 

 

In the colors of white-gold and blue-tinged sapphire, bathed in light, the Imperial Blue is a watch for the connoisseur. Just 20 numbered pieces will be produced, each bearing witness to the ultimate mastery of the watchmaker’s art.

 

 

 

 

Limited Edition:20 pieces

Movement:Caliber UN-970

84 jewels, bridges and plate in sapphire

Power Reserve:Approx. 50 h

Winding:Manual winding

Functions:Flying tourbillon

Display of the hours, minutes and date

Sonnerie Westminster Carillon

Striking of hours automatically, repeating hours, quarters, minutes on demand

Four different chimes (Mi-Do-Re-Sol)

Case:18 ct white gold

Diameter:46 mm

Water-resistance:30 m

Crystal:Anti-reflective sapphire crystal

Case-back:Sapphire crystal

Crown:Water-resistant

Band:Leather strap, with folding buckle