Ulysse Nardin’s Latest Creation Showcases Design Evolution


Untamed and Exotic, the Ulysse Nardin unveils its limited edition Royal Python Skeleton Tourbillon

BY The Hour Glass

The Ulysse Nardin Skeleton timepiece is a transparent beauty where the inner workings become the art form. It shares its fluid network of positive and negative space intertwined ever so delicately with its wearer. The seemingly infinite maze of individual movements, parts and bridges are reduced to essential composition and masterfully reinterpreted into a rare piece of work. The Royal Python Skeleton Tourbillon takes the beautiful complexity of its predecessor to an entirely new level.

Natural, free-flowing light passes through the timepiece, creating radiant luminosity. Silicium technology and an in-house-developed flying tourbillon honor the mechanis of the collection, featuring a silicium balance spring, anchor and escapement wheel. Hand-painted movement bridges dotted with rubies reveals the skill and sensibility of the artist, while exhibiting the wondrous world of Ulysse Nardin’s métiers d’art. A python strap finishes the snakeskin inspired aesthetic of the entire timepiece.

Lush like the jungle, this “call of the wild” timekeeper is as original in style as it is in makeup. A limited edition of 18 pieces in rose gold 4N, the Royal Python Skeleton Tourbillon presents a fearless character intended for the uninhibited at heart. This exquisite timepiece retails at $126,500.

The Hour Glass is the exclusive distributor of Ulysse Nardin in Singapore.



Reference 1706-129/08 rose gold 18 ct
Limited Edition to 18 pieces
Movement Caliber UN-170 Manufacture
Escapement wheel and balance spring in silicium
Hand painted bridges, motif Royal python
23 jewels, 18'000 V/H
Power-reserve Approx. 170 h
Winding Manual Winding
Functions Tourbillon, Hours and minutes
Case Rose gold 18 ct
Hand painted flange, motif Royal python
Dimensions 44mm
Water-resistance 30m
Crystal Antireflective sapphire crystal
Case-back Sapphire crystal
Band Leather with simple buckle