Celebrating the Cannes Film Festival, Ulysse Nardin has created the Executive Skeleton Tourbillon Hyperspace timepiece that takes inspiration from the legendary Star Wars craft, the Falcon Millennium piloted by Han Solo and Chewbacca.
The watch highlights fine micro- miniature paintings that can only be seen through a microscope. The explosion of color on the Executive Rectangle has been painted by hand using a brush the width of a single eyelash, creating the illusion of streamlined speed, the individual colors visible only under a microscope. The color combinations are infinite and each piece is as unique as the wearer.
Dressed in an ultra-light titanium case measuring 45mm and equipped with a mechanical skeleton movement featuring a flying silicium tourbillon and a 7-day power reserve, each watch boasts a personality as individual as its owner. The aerial design includes an art piece along with the oversized Roman numerals, sword markers and rectangular bridge. The UN-171 manufacture movement has been stripped bare of every micro-gram of unnecessary mechanics.
Model: Executive Skeleton Tourbillon Hyperspace
Skeleton, raised rectangular bridge
Escapement wheel and balance spring in silicium
23 jewels, 18’000 V/H
Power reserve: approx. 170 h
Case, dial and strap
Diameter: 45 mm
Dial: Hand painted with unique color combination
Water resistance: 30 m
Case back: Sapphire crystal
Crystal: Antireflective sapphire
Strap: Black carbon effect leather strap