Ulysse Nardin has charged into the fray in 2020 with the release of the new Ulysse Nardin Blast, launched just before Geneva Watch Days. While the brand has an extensive archive of marine chronometers that have inspired a number of nautical-themed wristwatches, the design language of the Blast collection is unashamedly expressive in its ambition.
The boldly styled 45mm case is a relatively slim 11mm thick, offering a statement piece that still wears comfortably on the wrist. As you might expect from the Le Locle watchmaker, the case construction is complex, and comprises a rose gold upper case, a black DLC-coated titanium middle case and a polished ceramic bezel.
Housed within this angular, multi-faceted case is the in-house UN-172, an automatic winding tourbillon with a healthy 72 hours of power reserve. The gyrating tourbillon cage is visible at the 6 o’clock position, while 12 o’clock is reserved for the rose gold micro-rotor, another visually exciting feature on the face of the watch.
The Ulysse Nardin Blast has a recommended retail price in Australia ranging from $71,050 to $87,150 for the Blast Gold, depending on the model, and will be available from authorised UN dealers across the country.