In 2020, Swiss Ulysse Nardin launched a series of new sporty, relatively inexpensive and practical tourbillon watches and Ulysse Nardin Blast series timepieces. Explosive-themed watches have a friendly irony because they are positioned as items that all types of explorers and bombers can wear, although historically, their internal mechanisms are relatively refined. Unfortunately, the tourbillon itself should never be shaken.
I know that Richard Mille’s outfit strategy for celebrities like Rafael Nadal has explored high complexity from a traditional perspective, but it remains to be seen in the real world How many watch lovers want to get out of the dirty of luxury watches based on tourbillons.
The brand claims that although Blast is not a diver’s watch, it is lightweight and durable, and can be worn on the wrist when the wearer is actively engaged in a lifestyle. Correspondingly, the muscular postures of these new models and their novel movements really inspired people to go out and revel in adventures. The blast furnace exploded, see if this day might take you…
The 2020 Ulysse Nardin Blast series are brand new, and trained eyes can appreciate that they are an evolution of existing models. The 45 mm wide case and movement were born from the previous generation of Ulysse Nardin Executive Tourbillon watches. The case has been redesigned and the movement has been completely revised. To be sure, in 2020, Blast is more attractive than an Executive Tourbillon that is not as strong as a dress watch or sports watch.
Let’s focus on the eye-catching movement of this new Blast watch, which is the Ulysse Nardin movement UN-172 developed and produced in-house. Ulysse Nardin (Ulysse Nardin) said that this new mechanism is an improvement to the UN-171 movement, which is one of many tourbillon-based mechanisms developed by Le Lecle.
In addition to the new (and carefully crafted) bridge and the “X” design theme, the movement also includes an automatic winding system based on a micro-platinum rotor above the barrel, which can be seen from the side of the dial. The geographical coordinates on the watch determine the location of Le Locle Switzerland in the world. The UN-172 movement uses Ulysse Nardin’s internal silicon technology. Silicon is used to produce the escape wheel, anchors and hairspring of the mechanical movement. These are not Diamonsil coated parts, this is another internal silicon technology used in some other UN products.
The movement itself runs at 2.5Hz (18,000 bph) and has a power reserve of approximately 72 hours. Ulysse Nardin further commented on the incredible efficiency of the movement in automatic or manual winding mode. The movement is made of highly efficient 137 components and meets the NIHS standard antimagnetic performance. Each blast furnace Review fake watch is equipped with a “Ulysse Nadine (UN) certificate”, which exceeds the COSC timer standard.
Like other companies such as Rolex, Patek Philippe and Omega, Ulysse Nardin performs its own internal tests on each movement, especially after it is installed in the case. These tests put the boxed watch (including the movement in the case instead of testing the movement outside the case like COSC) through a long period of time, including various positions and temperatures. The key is to ensure that the movements are accurate and consistent.
The UN-172 movement seems to be the winner because it combines the practicality of self-winding and silicon parts, as well as the vast beauty of haute horology, and the visual effects of the hollow dial and movement. Ulysse Nardin (Ulysse Nardin) introduced four models to Blast, each model has a different color theme, the use of slightly different materials. The 45 mm wide case is waterproof to 50 meters and is equipped with a series of specially assembled rubber straps with inlay materials ranging from fabric to crocodile leather.
Speaking of belts, Ulysse Nardin seems to be particularly keen on its new “self-deployment buckle.” This new buckle technology (developed with a Swiss partner) was first used on Blast Shopping cheap watches. The idea is simple, but it is actually about making the closure (and opening) of the butterfly clasp more elegant. Ulysse Nardin showed me the action of the buckle through the video, but I wanted to try it myself. In general, I believe this new deployer will be a welcome new feature.
I am also interested in Blast’s angular case design, which seems to be reminiscent of Audemars Piguet Royal Oak offshore watches and Waltham Aeronaval watches. Ulysse Nardin demonstrated how the lines on the explosion shell are visually similar to the lines on the B-2 stealth bomber plane, and explained how to make complex curves and Finishing becomes possible. Case materials include titanium, ceramic and 18k rose gold, including a mixture of those materials used in various parts of the case.
Available for immediate sale from today (in the middle of Ulysse Nardin’s high-end X series models), the first four Blast watches include Ulysse Nardin Blue Blast reference T-1723-400/03 (titanium and blue PVD) with titanium frame), Black Blast is numbered T-1723-400/BLACK (black coated titanium and black ceramic bezel), White Blast is numbered T-1723-400/00 (white ceramic) case and titanium bezel), and finally Ulysse Nardin Rose Gold Blast reference T-1725-400/02 (18k rose gold, PVD-coated titanium alloy middle case and black ceramic bezel).