First presented in 2016, the Executive Skeleton Tourbillon was a venturesome combination of exemplary watchmaking codes with a hyper-current, energetic and drastically skeletonised dial. It likewise denoted the brand’s first endeavor to situate its items at more competitive costs and play to a more youthful, marginally cooler group. Valued at CHF 38,000 back in 2016, the uplifting news for aficionados of the brand is that UN has taken the skeletonisation to significantly sportier landscape, discarded the tourbillon and contained the cost to about 33% of its archetype – beginning at USD 17,500. Meet the new Skeleton X with its exceptionally contemporary esthetics and openworked movement.
Next age material Carbonium Gold
The state of the Skeleton X case has been completely returned to and scaled down, surrendering the round 45mm instance of its antecedent to a more stylised, more stretched case shape with a 42mm diameter. Presented in four glossy silk completed cycles – titanium, titanium dark DLC, rose gold, and Carbonium® Gold – the most extreme adaptation is the Carbonium® Gold, which has a somewhat bigger distance across of 43mm. A material for the most part held for the creation of flying wings and fuselage, Carbonium® is a super-light, elite material produced using carbon fibres.
According to the brand, the creation of lightweight Carbonium® has 40% less ecological effect than other carbon composites since it utilizes remainders from aeronautical pieces. The combination of this cutting edge material with gold makes Carbonium® Gold and gives the Skeleton X watch case an interesting dark and gold wave impact, with regards to the brand’s nautical roots.
The engineering of the dial offers a stupendous perspective on the development, which is moored by a focal rectangular scaffold with four arms that structure an ‘X’. The noticeable Roman numerals of the Executive Skeleton Tourbillon have been decreased to only two – at III and IX o’clock – and, with the exception of the dark titanium model, differentiating colors have been utilized to highlight the extensions and moment track. Behind the vaporous engineering, with its differentiating mathematical shapes, you get a full perspective on the brand name extra-wide Freak Vision silicium offset wheel with nickel flyweights and balancing out miniature edges alongside the new production development, type UN-371.
Calibre UN 371
Based on the UN-171 development, the new UN-371 type of the Skeleton X family has been completely overhauled. A manual-winding development, type UN-371 houses a silicium gear train and equilibrium wheel (3Hz) and a durable force save of 96 hours, which can be counseled on the caseback by means of a window.
All four models are introduced on a decision of elastic or gator lash and are water-impervious to 50m. The cost of the two titanium models is USD 17,500, the Carbonium® Gold USD 21,000 and the rose gold USD 29,000. For more data, if it’s not too much trouble, visit www.ulysse-nardin.com .