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'Free Wheel'ing with UN

Ulysse Nardin turns the art of watchmaking upside down with their new Executive Tourbillon “Free Wheel” timepiece.

This could notably be their most insane innovation yet – and we mean that in a good way. The Executive Tourbillon “Free Wheel” defies gravity with its free-floating instruments. The 44mm timepiece features a dial – a dark slate colour for the 18ct rose gold version and a sleek black honeycomb grid for the 18ct white gold version – with 'flying' skeletonized elements, namely the tourbillon bridges, 7-day power reserve indicator, hours and minutes indicators, and gear trains on display.

The sapphire glass box covering which houses these gravity-defying components, gives you a glimpse of the caseback – which is empty. Why? Because all the mechanical components are visible on the dial side.

The Executive Tourbillon “Free Wheel” is powered by the UN-176 – an entirely in-house movement with the Ulysse Anchor Escapement, developed in La Chaux-de-Fonds. The timepiece sits on a carbon leather matte alligator strap.

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