Sizing up the competition in no uncertain terms is Ulysse Nardin with their latest Executive Skeleton Tourbillon, an ultra-light mechanical marvel that redefines the bare essentials of watchmaking. Firmly placing itself in the spotlight, this transparent yet powerful timepiece cuts an impressive figure with its minimal aesthetics in sleek black and gunmetal grey, packaged in a 45mm frame that ultimately weighs less than what you'd expect.
Exhibiting the Swiss maison's avant-garde spirit, this skeleton timepiece is crafted from lightweight titanium and ceramic for its case and bezel respectively — a combination of materials and technical know-how that bestows the watch a refined superiority. Guided by this expertise, the Executive Skeleton Tourbillon suspends a series of clockwork components against a raised rectangular bridge in its centre, pulled together by oversized Roman numerals and hour markers for a graphic hollowed-out façade. Testifying to its unique aesthetics, Ulysse Nardin has carefully fitted the UN-171 manufacture movement around the skeletonised features to further highlight the watch's stark complexity.
A match to the finely shaped silhouette, the manual-wound calibre boasts a silicium-made tourbillon vibrating to a frequency of 2.5Hz, backed by an extraordinary power reserve of 170 hours for endurance and accuracy. Brimming with an inimitable lightness, clarity and technical precision, the Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon is a horological creation that delivers a resounding knockout to all its rivals.
The Executive Skeleton Tourbillon is available at the Ulysse Nardin boutique at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, #L1-57 and at authorised retailer The Hour Glass.