The Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Tourbillon is a gorgeous piece that will surely make people stare wherever you go. Although the original price intended for it was well over $200,000, the craftsmanship involved in its design and the unique mechanisms truly make this piece one of a kind. Here are some of its greatest features:
- The traveler / boating design
One of the first things everybody notices when first laying eyes on the Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck is its design. Full of sea travelling and boating elements such as the anchors placed on the upper and the bottom of the watch dial, the thread system, the blue minute dials in the bottom part which remind the user of winches, which are metal spoon-like instruments used to crank up the sails and more, this beautiful piece truly encompasses what Ulysse Nardin was: a man who loved travelling. His passion for the ocean and the sea was equaled only by his love for watches. The Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck was designed as an homage to the creator of the company.
- The system used to change hour
There are two ways of changing the hour on the new Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Tourbillon. The first one, also the most interesting one is the one involving the intricate thread system designed to lift the navy blue jumping hour hand. By twisting a button located on the right side of the watch dial, the thread system slowly pulls the jumping hour hand to the right and when released, the small dial located on the upper side of the watch will now show a different hour. This is the perfect system to change the hour back or forth if you are travelling a lot. However, if you believe this is difficult and time consuming if you are travelling in time zones with 5-6-hour difference, you can always choose the second option. On the right side of the main dial, you will find a button. Every time you press it, the hour will change. This is a much easier option and convenient manner of changing the hour, but the first one is definitely unique.
Interesting and unique are but two of the words that describe this masterpiece. The Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Tourbillon is one of a kind and is a must own piece for all boat enthusiasts out there.