Hands-On The Ulysse Nardin Marine Mega Yacht
They say genuineness is the best arrangement, and Ulysse Nardin appears to have had the saying as a main priority when they named this watch: observe the Marine Mega Yacht, coming soon to the wrist of your number one hot shot, yacht-claiming magnate. The Marine Mega Yacht is a proud paean to the delights of the existence sea-going, yet from the scaffold of one of the multimillion dollar coasting royal residences populating the world’s seas, from the Casino in Monte Carlo, or from a private island some place off the Côte d’Azur so far as that is concerned. It is a force watch – beside the sheer expense, its audacious festival of unnecessary complexity leaves no uncertainty regarding its raison d’être. as However, it would be an excessive amount to excuse this as essentially an activity in very prominent utilization; there is a considerable amount going on actually, whatever amount of the watch overpowers from the outset (and second, and third) look with its over-the-top plushness – and also, it addresses a continuation of a decades-old way of thinking regarding the execution of complications at Ulysse Nardin.
Technically talking, this is a 44mm strong platinum watch, with a grand feu blue veneer dial that conveys a semi-dynamic portrayal of the bow of a yacht. There is a tourbillon, with the confine looking like a propeller (obviously) and there is a circular moonphase, alongside a tide marker that shows times of elevated and low tide, just as whether the tides being referred to are spring tides or neap tides (the most and least extraordinary scope of elevated and low tides, which rely upon where the Moon is in its circle around the Earth, albeit likely proprietors of the Mega Yacht watch will presumably be more worried about the number of instances of champagne there are in the hold than in the thing the tide’s doing). The force hold pointer is quite shrewd – it’s looking like a boat’s anchor, which step by step drops as the heart loosens up – the crown-wheel component that connects the fountainhead barrel’s turn to the anchor chain lives in the gap at the 12:00 position. There is a capacity pointer set into the caseband, styled after the Chadburn broadcast utilized in the beginning of steamship travel, to permit the extension to communicate with the motor room; in the Marine Mega Yach, it shows the situation of the crown (“TM” for Tide and Moon; “S” for setting the time; and “W” for winding).
The round moonphase is a genuine treat – the surface is scarred with countless smaller than usual holes and the deception of seeing the lunar surface is extremely compelling. A circular moonphase gives a superior portrayal of what one finds in the sky than a traditional moonphase show, in spite of the fact that it’s as yet not 100% precise in such manner, as a similar side of the Moon is continually confronting the Earth. In any case, it’s an enchanting and rather sentimental approach to execute a moonphase in combination with a tide marker (another illustration of combining the two complications is the Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Celestia , albeit that watch and the Ulysse Nardin Mega Yacht are clearly following oppositely contradicted objectives aesthetically).
While the Mega Yacht is surely an activity in extremely over-the-top plan, it is additionally important for a long history of making cosmic complications at Ulysse Nardin. The company’s most popular complicated watches, other than the numerous minor departure from the Freak, incorporate the Trilogy Of Time assortment. The Trilogy watches were first delivered somewhere in the range of 1985 and 1992 and incorporate a tellurium, astrolabe, and planetarium watch (which to the furthest extent that I can review were all firsts for watchmaking) and all the more as of late, the Ulysse Nardin Moonstruck, which initially appeared in 2009, combined a tellurium with tide and circling moonphase signs in a one of a kind fashion.
In general cosmic complications appear to draw out the classicist motivation in watch architects, yet such a tasteful – moderately huge cases, with coordinated ties and weighty drags – has a long history at Ulysse Nardin; while the Trilogy pieces are generally controlled, the Freak was in 2000 one of the absolute first of the maximalist, complicated watches that were to become the stock-in-exchange of some very good quality watch brands (or if nothing else, those with the innovative work ability to play the game truly) for the following decade.
The development, similar to the remainder of the Mega Yacht, is proposed as a homage to yachting; explicitly, it should bring out the motor room of a yacht. At this degree of watchmaking (and at this value) I feel a little undecided about the shortfall of the conventional language of fine development completing, however customary bended scaffolds, cleaned flanks, and Geneva stripes would most likely have felt fairly strange, and the intentionally mechanical feel of the type UN-631 is a superior fit regarding the plan yearnings of the Mega Yacht in general. Type UN-631 was created as a team with Christophe Claret.
I don’t think anybody seeing this watch would have any inquiry with respect to the thing it’s pursuing – this isn’t an endeavor to add something to the verifiable jargon of haute horlogerie, yet rather a strong platinum tribute to extravagance and to the delights of seeing the world, and the high oceans as one of their lords. In the event that life were a James Bond film, it is anything but a watch you’d find on the saint (Bond would most likely preferably be found dead over wearing whatever anybody would call a “watch”) yet it’s very such a watch that you’d find on the wrist of Emil Largo, as he remains on the fantail of the Disco Volante in Thunderball, contemplating whether it’s an ideal opportunity to restock the shark pool.
If you have a uber yacht, and you need a Mega Yacht, it’s a restricted release of 30 pieces around the world; cost is $310,000 (shark pool not included).
The Ulysse Nardin Marine Mega Yacht: case, platinum, 44mm in distance across and 50 meters water safe. Dial, amazing feu lacquer, with portrayal of the bow of a yacht. Development, type UN-631, 37mm width with 80 hour power save; power save addressed by anchor and chain; tourbillon, with sign of the tides, including neap and spring tides, and age and period of the Moon; recurrence, 21,600 vph. Tie, blue crocodile. For more data, visit Ulysse-Nardin.com.