Haute Complication: Ulysse Nardin Classico Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon
There is today not a shortage of tourbillons. Nearly every high-end brand has at least one, but most of the time multiple, in their collection to choose from. To stand out, you need to have a unique proposition for your clients. It might be a surprise, but that is exactly what this classic looking Ulysse Nardin has to offer!
At first glance, the Classico Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon looks like a very traditional watch, with its elegant blued hands matched with vintage styled Arabic numerals on a Grand Feu enamel dial, and the tourbillon placed at six o’clock. A closer examination of that last part shows, however, some high-tech looking parts that put it beyond the traditional way this complication is constructed.
For the escapement, Ulysse Nardin uses silicon, a difficult to work with material that is hard, light, but also does not require any lubrication and is immune to magnetism. Thanks to its construction, there is a constant force on the escapement, which makes for a very stable and precise rate, further increasing the accuracy of this watch.
Another point that shows the ingenuity of Ulysse Nardin is the way how they integrated the power reserve, just above the tourbillon carriage. While it is there, and quite easy to read, it also doesn’t distract of the beauty that is the Grand Feu enamel dial, which gives this watch its classic look, with the beautifully shaped numerals.
The back is also a work of art, where beautifully shaped bridges highlight the mainspring barrel. With a power reserve of no-less then 8-days adds this even more to the unique proposition that Ulysse Nardin has put together; an exceptional tourbillon that connects the past and present, with the future, through technology and craftsmanship. No wonder that this makes the Classico Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon one of the most stunning tourbillons available!