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Dubai, UAE, September 11, 2018:  Free-floating components under space-age crystal: Ulysse Nardin's most spectacular innovation to date literally turns watchmaking upside down.
 
In sumptuous white or rose gold, with a brand-new movement that seems to defy gravity and a startlingly innovative box-domed sapphire that took months to research and develop, the Executive Tourbillon “Free Wheel” soars high above all expectations of what contemporary watchmaking craft and technology can achieve.
 
The modern-sized 44mm dial for the 18ct rose gold version is in dark stone, carved from a slab of slate. The 18ct white gold version is built on a sleek black honeycomb grid. 
 
The most astonishing features are the dial's tourbillon bridges and the 7-day power reserve indicator at four o'clock, which are shaped like boomerangs and look like they are miraculously floating in the air. So too do the other ‘skeletonized' components, the hour and minute indicators and the gorgeous gear trains. 
 
The sapphire glass box housing these ‘flying' elements is another standout achievement. The structure's complexity and finish—especially the polishing of the box angles—were extremely difficult to achieve, requiring lengthy and painstaking experimentation. The caseback too, is in sapphire, except there's nothing to see inside, as, in a complete reversal of watchmaking convention, all the exquisite components are visible on the dial side.
 
The mechanical movement powering all this beauty is the brand-new UN-176, entirely developed in-house in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Its flying tourbillon is the “Ulysse Anchor Escapement”, a pioneering technology that replaces the traditional Swiss lever escapement system and uses Ulysse Nardin's signature low-friction silicium instead of metal or synthetic rubies.
 
The strap is “carbon leather” in matte alligator, exceptionally soft and silky to the touch. 
Unlike other Ulysse Nardin tourbillons, the Executive Tourbillon “Free Wheel” is not a limited edition, but a full-run production launch. Visually stunning, it is a true technological marvel, destined for those who take delight in the leading-edge of engineering and aesthetics. 
 
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
 
References  1760-176 / 1766-176
 
Movement Calibre UN-176 Manufacture Movement with UN Certificate,
Silicium technology
Manual winding
 
Power reserve Around 7 days
 
Functions H/M Ulys-se Nardin Anchor tourbillon
  Power Reserve indicator at 4 o'clock. 
 
Dial Flying components on a grid or slate dial
Diameter 44mm
 
Water Resistance 30m
 
Crystal                  Ultra box-domed sapphire glass
 
Caseback Sapphire crystal
 
Strap ‘Carbon Leather' matte alligator



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