It has been a long time since replica Ulysse Nardin proposed something new. Over the years, this Swiss watch manufacturer has impressed people with its Freak and Diver series of timepieces. But this time it was “Ulysses Nadine Explosion.” Blast is a new watch from Ulysse Nardin, using a new UN-172 mechanism. Since the Quartz Crisis, the watchmaker has been a symbol of avant-garde watches and breakthrough designs. The brand-new Blast timepiece pushes this tradition forward and forever consolidates it.
The new Ulysse Nardin Blast: new movement, new case, new era
Ulysse Nardin’s legacy is more than 100 years old. The company gained recognition for timing when it started manufacturing sailing. In fact, the brand also has the expertise to make traditional watches. However, it was not until Rolf Schnyder joined the business that everything about the watchmaker was truly changed. Schnyder is not limited by the thinking of his time, and he is definitely not bound by the standards set by the industry. The best example may be the use of “silicon” in UN watches.
This impressive foundation has essentially led to today’s avant-garde behemoths we witness today. Although many of the techniques and materials used are not part of the conventional watchmaking industry, they occupy a large proportion of the fine watch industry.
The brand launched the Blast series and carefully designed it. This watch fits the description of Hyundai Ulysse Nardin very well. It is large in size, has a novel and unique movement inside, and uses unusual materials. The watches in this series display a 45mm case, a hollow dial and an automatic tourbillon movement, with a power reserve of 3 days. It can be seen that these movements are paired with a rectangular upper bridge and a two-color double “X”. If you turn the watch over, you can clearly see the “X” and the rectangular bridge.
Another truly impressive aspect of the clock is the balance spring, the anchor and escape wheel are made of silicon. This allows frictionless operation and also improves the magnetic resistance of the timepiece.
The watch released four new variants, namely Black Blast, Rose Gold Blast, Blue Blast and White White Blast. The new Ulysse Nardin watch has a diameter of 45 mm and a thickness of 13 mm. Two of the watches use DLC (black) or PVD (color) made of titanium. The third model uses 5N rose gold, and the fourth model uses ceramics. The corresponding hollow dial of the watch uses complementary colors to suit the overall aesthetic. Finally, the waterproof capacity of the blast furnace is only 50 meters. Therefore, maybe you should avoid going to sea while wearing this watch.
As far as the movement is concerned, the copy watch uses UN-172, which is a new movement derived from the manually wound UN-171 tourbillon. The automatic movement provides a power reserve of up to 72 hours at a rate of 18,000 vibrations per hour. In addition, this is the first automatic skeleton tourbillon movement launched by Ulysse Nardin.