Ulysse Nardin unveils limited edition Anchor Tourbillon
by Zoe Dickens
Swiss fine watchmaker Ulysse Nardin has unveiled a limited edition version of its popular Anchor Tourbillon timepiece, which takes inspiration from the depths of the ocean.
The original model, which debuted at Basel World 2015, scooped the prestigious Tourbillon Watch Prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève last month, making this the perfect time to celebrate the combination of artistic technique and technology which make this timepiece special.
An evolution of the original’s classic combination of white face and black or brown strap, the limited edition Anchor Tourbillon marks itself out with a combination of sapphire hues. Available in white or rose gold, the handmade blue enamel dial showcases one of Ulysse Nardin’s hallmark crafts while a blue leather strap further evidences the watch’s marine inspiration.
Beyond the aesthetics, the Anchor Tourbillon is recognised for its cutting edge technical components. Taking eight years to perfect, the timepiece challenges the traditional Swiss anchor escapement by basing its architecture on the principle of flexible mechanisms. Using a constant force escapement the timepiece is able to create a positive energy balance which maintains a constant rate of oscillation without motor torque force resulting in unrivalled timekeeping accuracy.
On top of this the Anchor Tourbillon also boasts a minimum seven-day power reserve and waterproof capabilities up to 30 metres making it ideal for use on board. However, with production limited to just 18 of each metal type, you might want to get your order in fast.