This summer looks set to be a hot one! The latest creation by Ulysse Nardin is raising the temperature with a blazing high-tech case combining carbon and epoxy.
Want a change from the daily humdrum? Then opt for the volcanic Skeleton X Magma. With the summer season in full flow, the only thing for it is to free yourself of excess. Ulysse Nardin is following this philosophy to the letter by removing the dial providing a spectacular display. Less is more! Unveiled at the latest edition of the Salon de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva, the Skeleton X stands out for its graphic architecture. An X formed of four index markers is surrounded by a rectangle and then a circle with Roman numerals on each side. The hour and minute hands coated with grey Super-LumiNova® skim over this lava-like composition. All these elements are contained within a 43 mm case decorated with a magma of molten materials evoking an eruption crater. The combination of carbon fiber and red epoxy resin give each piece a unique design.
The energy of this timepiece does not come from plate tectonics but from the UN-371 caliber fitted with a large 3 Hz balance wheel, escapement wheel and silicon anchor. Once wound, this manual-winding movement, which can be seen through the sapphire crystal, provides a generous power reserve of around 96 hours.
This smoldering creation, water resistant up to 50 m, continues the current color trend between garnet and carmine. It comes with a comfortable black leather strap finished with a pin buckle.
Price: 25,000 CHF
By Dan Diaconu