Ulysse Nardin introduced the Grand Deck Marin Tourbillion at Baselworld 2016. The nautical-inspired design and function of the chronometer is influenced by the deck of a ship. Made from hand-crafted wood inlays, it also features a growth that reaches out to the 12: 00 position to point retrograde minutes. Even this is showed, well aligned to the marine thematic.
The indication runs horizontally across the face of the watch in a fine arc condition that resembles the latitude line employed by mariners. On reaching 60 minutes, the boom automatically resets to 0. Little nanowires that resemble the masts of a ship cause the pulling of the boom. A second barrel or clip incorporates a stunning 60-second flying tourbillion escapement at the 6: 00 draw that features the Ulysse Nardin anchor in the middle of it.
That functions with the aid of fibers, slimmer than human hair. By 5: 00 and six: 00 are situated two large disks that drive the ‘jumping’ hours. The hours are displayed electronically. The watch leverages a complex manual-winding movement called Caliber UN-630, which involves an incredible 469 parts while offering 48 several hours of reserve of electric power. The chronograph will retail for about 285k Swiss Francs, which is approximately $293k.