The heavyweight new timepieces of the Haute Horlogerie brand are inspired by the design of contemporary luxury yachts.
Ulysse Nardin copy has strengthened its historical relationship with the ocean and maritime navigation by launching the latest high-end horological nautical themed timepiece-Marine Mega Yacht. Limited to 30 pieces, the Marine Mega Yacht is the follow-up to the 2016 Grand Deck Tourbillon. Although this groundbreaking timepiece guided the appearance of a classic wooden sailing ship, this watch has received contemporary, more fashionable, high-tech appearances. Affect luxury yachts.
The teak pattern on the dials of early watches gave way to a combination of white gold and blue Grand Feu enamel, and the bows of luxury ships depicted emerging from the hazy foamy waves. As it did on the Grand Deck, Ulysse Nardin developed and built Mega Yacht in collaboration with the creative complication master Christophe Claret. Its technical highlights include a flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock, which rotates every 60 seconds, and its specially designed propeller blades are similar to those used on luxury ships.
The manual winding device of the watch is designed to simulate the rise and fall of an anchor on a ship. Its power reserve-an impressive 80 hours-is shown by a small plowshare designed anchor, connected to the chain by an anchor ring. The chain is connected to a miniature winch, which is a winch used to lift anchors and other heavy objects. It is built into the movement and can be seen through the large aperture at 12 o’clock. The windlass is connected to the winding mechanism by wheels. When the wearer winds the watch, the anchor is raised from 0 to 8 degrees, and when the mainspring is running downward, the anchor is lowered.
Marine Mega Yacht also includes a very modern and accurate moon phase display and a sophisticated tide height indicator-these two functions are interrelated and have practical uses for luxury liner navigators. The 3D spherical moon rotates in a circular window at 9 o’clock, and has a realistic depiction of the actual lunar surface. It consists of two precisely carved hemispheres, one is treated with blue PVD (for the dark “crescent” phase), and the other half is rhodium-plated to represent the glowing “full moon” sector.
A window on the middle side of the case—designed to resemble the screen of the Chadben Telegraph used by the captain on the bridge to communicate with the engine room—shows the position of the winding crown: “S” is used to set the time indicator and is the movement The “W” on the chain and the middle “T/M” position of the moon phase and tidal volume can be adjusted by the wearer. A counterclockwise rotation of the crown in this position represents four days on the lunar calendar, and a clockwise rotation will move the tide indicator 1/4 of a circle, or 9.5 hours.
The 44mm platinum case is water-resistant to 50 meters and is equipped with UN-631 movement, which is composed of 504 parts and has a vibration frequency of 21,600 vph. This custom hand-wound movement is displayed behind the transparent sapphire caseback, and its design is similar to the mechanism in the engine compartment of a yacht. The precious metal case of the watch is completely integrated into the navy blue alligator leather strap. Each of the 30 pieces is provided with a nameplate on the side of the aaa swiss movement replica watches, on which the owner can order a personal name engraved with a motto.