Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon
by Abdon FLORES
Probably, the most emblematic complication in contemporary watches is the tourbillon, the mechanism that counters gravity. Many tourbillon watches are produced every year; they are actually a must in the high horology firms’ collections. The Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon by Ulysse Nardin is one of those superb watches enhancing such a complication.
At the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2015, this watch won the category of Best Tourbillon of the Year. It took the company 8 years of research and development to produce the silicium mechanism. This new model incorporates the constant Ulysse Anchor Escapement, a constant force escapement with a design that breaks completely with the traditional watchmaking approach. Arrayed in gold and enamel, it has a 60 seconds tourbillon, 192 hours of reserve and a 44 mm gray gold case. Limited to 18 pieces. Price: 88,000 CFH.