Ulysse Nardin SuperCat concept is a free and futuristic metaphor of a racing catamaran.The shape of SuperCat recalls the foiling yachts competing in the America’s Cup, such as Artemis sponsored by Ulysse Nardin. Here, the SuperCat combines the concept of sailing, sleekness and amazing mechanics too miniscule to be seen by the eye, yet it creates the wonders of a luxury timepiece.
The stretched curves and the evolutionary forms of the SuperCat are part of the hydrodynamic nature of these America’s Cup sailing ships among the fastest in the world. Its profile thus obeys the constraints imposed by water, wind and speed, all in a spirit of purity, transparency and absolute. At the forefront of this futuristic horological expression, 35 cm long, two vertical blades descend under the floats. They evoke the foils, the movable drifts on which the catamarans lean to escape the water and increase their speed considerably.
At the stern, the sculpture rests on a platform of similar design but which extends to the top to form the frame of the roof. The engine assembly, the dual time indication and the indication of the power reserve are protected by a cockpit. The hull is machined in a high-tech resin while the floats are molded with laminated carbon, a material also used for Artemis racing catamarans.
The linear movement UN-910 of the SuperCat concept has 230 components and beats at a frequency of 18’000 vibrations per hour. It displays two time zones with jumping hours, each visible on one of the flanks of the cockpit. The hours and minutes of each spindle are indicated by two cones.
The stage of the movement stretches from the stern towards the bow to form the deck of the ship. Decorated with long grooves, it was cut in brass before receiving a black PVD protective treatment. The cogs are deployed above and are maintained by bridges in the form of an arrow characteristic of the masts of the sailboats. The arms of the wheels take the form of
Y recalling the catamaran bars having this pattern.