Swiss luxury watch maker Ulysse Nardin launches Blue Cruiser, a sporty blue version of its iconic Freak Cruiser Timepiece. Equipped with the state of the art Carrousel-Tourbillon and the Dual Ulysse escapement in silicon, this brand new horology marvel highlights its bezel, rotating lower bridge and upper bridges in deep aquatic colours.
Stripped of its dial and hands, the Blue Cruiser, like the iconic Freak Cruiser, is designed so that movement revolves on itself. The rotating lower bridge indicates the hours, while the upper bridge, in the form of a skeletonised ship’s anchor- bearing the gear train, the balance spring and the exclusive Dual Ulysse silicon escapement – shows the minutes.
Christened the Flying Carrousel Tourbillon, this system is entirely free floating, as it no longer includes the centre pin which in previous incarnations was stowed with the sapphire crystal to support the entire structure.
Stripped of crown and push-pieces, the Blue Cruiser model is set to operate using the rotating bezel, in both directions. The winding barrel of this hand wound movement designed to offer a power reserve of more than seven days – this is done using the rear bezel mounted on ball bearings. These two elements – the front and lower bezels are thus an integral part of this exceptional manual wind movement, visible through the open case back.
Available in 18 carat white or rose gold, the Blue Cruiser’s case measures 45 mm in diameter and is fitted with a blue or brown alligator leather strap with deployant clasp.
Model: Blue Cruiser
Calibre UN 205
Movement indicates the time
Power reserve: 7 days, slip spring
Frequency: 4 Hz (28, 800 VPH)
Moment of inertia: 8mg/cm2, adjusting over 4 screws
Hair spring: Silicon, exclusive Ulysse Nardin Design
Escapement: Exclusive Dual Ulysse escapement in silicon, non lubricated
Orbit: 1 revolution in one hour
Winding: Manual winding over the back of the case (1 full rotation is equivalent to 12 hours of power reserve)
Hours and minutes displayed by the rotation of the movement
Time setting: Unlock devise and turn bezel
18 carat rose gold or 18 carat white gold
Diameter: 45 mm<span