Ulysse Nardin Athenaeum grandly launches a skeleton watch equipped with a tourbillon movement, which is developed with the latest silicon technology, highlighting the brand’s innovative spirit. Combining advanced technology with the pursuit of transparency and minimalist design aesthetics, the brand’s factory in Le Roque is a unique contemporary watch that is impressive and pays tribute to the brand’s long-established history.
Purity and transparency
Making a skeleton watch is a delicate art, which requires excellent watchmaking technology and high sensitivity to art. The purpose is to minimize the structure of the parts and allow light to penetrate the watch freely, thereby displaying the machine. Core operation. The Athenaeum ‘original skeleton tourbillon’ is an excellent example in this regard.
This self-developed movement is exquisite in structure, and the perfect balance ratio instantly shows infinite charm. The barrel at 12 o’clock is opposite the escapement at 6 o’clock; the big steel wheel on the escapement is engraved with the brand name, logo and power reserve.
The surface of the movement is decorated with conspicuous sandblasting and polishing, forming a strong contrast. Metal parts are added with different colors to enhance visual enjoyment; the beveled splint polished by hand is embellished with satin-polished sun rays, and the dark red ruby emits dazzling light on the splint.
Each gear train is plated with rhodium, and the blue steel screws echo the blue accents of silicon parts. The pointer is modeled after the slightly curved shape of the blade, and its top is hollowed out. With reference to an Athens watch movement in 1922, the back contains a screw-in number plate with an engraved serial number, making the watch more unique.
Since its establishment in 1846, Athens Watch has been known for its innovative watchmaking methods. The accuracy and quality of watches have established an unparalleled reputation in the world of top watchmaking. In order to continue this spirit, the Athenian watch has always been a pioneer in the application of silicon, and in 2001, it was first added to watch production.
The ‘original skeleton tourbillon’ elegantly demonstrates this extraordinary skill: a hand-winding movement shows a flying tourbillon made of silicon hairspring, anchor escapement and escapement wheel, with a power reserve of 170 hours, which is equivalent. lasting.
The ‘Openwork Tourbillon’ is available in 18K rose gold and white gold, with a limited edition of 200 pieces each.
Technical information of the original Hollow Tourbillon of Athens Watch
Model: 1702-129 18K rose gold / 1709-129 18K white gold
Movement: UN-170 self-made movement / silicon escape wheel and hairspring / 23 gems, 18’000 times per hour
Power reserve: about 170 hours
Winding method: manual winding
Function: hour and minute display
Case: 18K rose or white gold
Dimensions: 44 mm
Water resistance: 30 meters
Table mirror: wear-resistant sapphire crystal
Case back: Sapphire crystal
Strap: Alligator leather strap with pin buckle