For this release, Star Wars fans will definitely have a blast. Ulysse Nardin in celebration of the Cannes Film Festival, has created the Executive Skeleton Tourbillon Hyperspace timepiece. As you already surmised, this watch is inspired by the awesome Star Wars spacecraft named the Millennium Falcon piloted by Han Solo and Chewbacca. I lost countless times that I have seen the movies but it always feels new even today and seeing the watch inspired by that awesome spacecraft here in my turf, well, I am just as excited as you are.
The watch is expressive, full of details and some of the details are only seen via a microscope, yes you read it right, through a microscope. While that may not be too practical to some of us, I bet the brand did it in purpose to really put something of value in there in relation to its source of inspiration. So the watch shows off fine micro miniature paintings that can only be seen through a microscope, not a bad idea to hide something that the wearer could show off with a style plus the fact that the brand has skillfully mastered this technique in all their watches. The terrific color on the Executive Rectangle are done by hand using a brush the size of a single eyelash and when viewed under a microscope, the colors create the illusion of streamlined speed. The explosion of color combinations are unique per watch and a very nice sight to behold.
Here we see an ultra-light titanium case measuring 45mm which is comfortable enough for those with big wrists. I like the color which is more on the subtle side of things. But in a short glance, you will definitely see UN signatures, like the clean bezel and protected crown. The lugs are cool with some sporty flare, particularly when matched with the cool leather strap with black carbon styling. Overall, I like the case, clean with optimal realty space given to the impressive skeleton dial.
Speaking of the skeleton dial, I like the legibility of this watch. Normally a skeleton dial is quite difficult on the eye, but not this one. The prominent Executive Rectangle is beautiful. But since we are already here at the dial, we don’t only see the oversized Roman numerals and sword markers but parts of the movement too.
The Executive Skeleton Tourbillon Hyperspace is powered by a mechanical skeleton movement featuring a flying Silicium Tourbillon. This powerhouse also cranks an impressive 7 days of power reserve. In its entirety, the UN 171 manufacture movement is very light because it has been stripped of every micro-gram of unnecessary mechanics. Well, as for me, I appreciate less than more if the job is done in similar terms. Truly, when you look at the time, it feels like an eternity right there on the dial. The hyperspace art looks fantastic in all color combinations and seeing the raised rectangular bridge along with the moving gears feels like you are gazing into deep space. For more info, visit Ulysse Nardin online.