At this year’s Baselworld watch and jewelry fair, there are a lot of new watches. Most of them are not that exciting. But in 2016 there are a few watches that stand out for their impressive engineering and ambitious design. One of them certainly is the Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon – a high-tech tribute to the 170-year-old Swiss watchmaker’s nautical history.
This sailboat for the wrist has the dial that miniaturizes elements of the deck of a classic racing yacht, including a wood deck, winches, lines and a mainsail boom. The dial is made of inlaid wood in a color and curved design intended to resemble the deck of a classic yacht.
The hour is displayed in numerals at the 12 o’clock, and a tourbillon sits at 6 o’clock.
The power reserve in the Christophe Claret-designed movement is 52 hours, the case is 18K white gold, and only 18 pieces will be made. It will retail for $280,000.