The 2018 Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon Hyperspace has just docked at the Cannes Film Festival. The watchmaker and the famous festival held in the South of France each year, have joined forces because making a watch and making a film have much in common. Many ingredients, expert hands, and innovative thinking come together to create a perfect whole.
Editors and actors both have key roles to play in the creation of a film, just as angleurs and painters work within their specialties in the making of the Executive Skeleton Tourbillon Hyperspace.
Though it may not be obvious at first, the Executive Skeleton Tourbillon Hyperspace is inspired by the Falcon Millennium piloted by Han Solo and Chewbacca of Star Wars fame. The fine micro-painting and miniature painting that has been practiced for years at Ulysse Nardin, can only be seen through a microscope.
The explosion of color on the Executive Rectangle has been painted by hand using a brush the width of a single eyelash, creating the illusion of streamlined speed, the individual colors are visible only under a microscope with each piece as unique as the wearer.
The 45 mm Executive Skeleton Tourbillon Hyperspace will be debuted on the Croisette, whose fine shops and gourmet restaurants stretch across the entire coastline of Cannes. Made of ultra-light titanium, with a flying silicium tourbillon and a 7-day power reserve, the aerial design of the watch includes an art piece along with the oversized Roman numerals, sword markers, and rectangular bridge.
The wafer light watch is powered by the UN-171 manufacture movement, stripped bare of every microgram of unnecessary mechanics.
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