To celebrate its 175th anniversary and the return of the Monaco Yacht Show, Ulysse Nardin a limited edition of Marine Megayacht watch, which is inspired by the Ocean and enhanced with new rose gold color.
Launched in 2017, the Marine Torpilleur watch is the latest addition to the long line of prestigious timepieces in Ulysse Nardin Marine collection. For its 175th anniversary, the watchmaker has improved this range with two new movements, details, chronographs and enamel dials. The new Marine Mega Yacht watch, crafted in pink gold in a special edition of only 30 pieces, is regulated by a flying tourbillon outfitted with a cage modeled on a latest-generation ship’s propeller. This timepiece’s 3D “grand feu” enamel dial reminds a ship’s bow plowing its way through the ocean waves.
The watch is regulated by a flying tourbillon. Its cage is garnished with a propeller with its blades specially honed to guarantee the highest level of performance for the latest-generation yachts. The design of the hands is inspired by the venerable marine timepieces that the Manufacture has always supplied. They move above this scene. This powerful beating heart of the watch has a diameter of 37 mm, features 504 components and is wound by hand. It provides a power reserve of 80 hours at a cruising speed of 21,600 vibrations per hour, with the tourbillon rotating at 60 rotations per hour (or one rotation every 60 seconds). It provides an analog time display, giving a three-dimensional presentation of the phases of the Moon and containing a mechanism that displays the height of the tides in real-time in relation to a specific location. The anchor, which is linked to the chain by the anchor ring, moves in response to the movements of the winding crown so as to indicate the power reserve.
Through the action of a set of conical wheels in contact with the winding mechanism of the barrel, the latter turns to simulate the raising of the anchor, even when the winding process has been fully completed, for the pleasure of any curious observers.
The display of the phases of the Moon is made with the help of a precise 3D reduced-size representation of Earth’s satellite. It is made up of two half-spheres, one coated in blue PVD and the other rhodiumized. Its adjustment in relation to the annual calendar is undertaken through the winding-crown. In the intermediate position, the Moon phase and tide volume indication is set by turning the crown counter-clockwise, while in the clockwise direction the operator regulates the level of the tide depending on his location.