Just one week after Ulysse Nardin unveiled the new Blast collection,m they are back again to blow us all away with yet another introduction. This time, however, the Blast is back but in a much more luminous fashion. Introducing the new Sparkling Blast. The inspiration of this watch, according to Ulysse Nardin, was to create “a talking timepiece that lands into a conversation like an atomic bomb, creating shockwaves of cracked diamonds in its cosmic setting.”
Within this watch are a total of 211 diamonds, for a total weight of 13 carats. To accomplish the mosaic-like appearance of the Sparkling Blast, Ulysse Nardin has placed these hand-cut by employing an “invisible setting. This process means that the artisans at Ulysse Nardin created hidden structures that hold each diamond, making them appear as if they’re floating on the watch. In fact, this is the first time that Ulysse Nardin has utilized this process for placing diamonds. You can find these brilliant diamonds on the bezels, horns, and even the self-deploying buckle.
Powering the Sparkling Blast is the UN-172 movement, just like the original Blast watches. This movement comes with a micro-rotor in platinum, 25 jewels, and a 72 hour power reserve. Ulysse Nardin has also equipped this timepiece with a 2.5 Hz Silicium flying automatic tourbillon. It’s also rated for 50-meter water resistance.
There will be two separate versions of the Sparkling Blast. The first is the white gold version with a white rubber strap, while the second is in white gold with a deep blue, alligator strap. Each model is limited to just three examples, meaning there will be six created in total. That’s quite the exclusive timepiece. Its price is set at 410,000 CHF, which equates to roughly $450,000 USD. For more information, be sure to click the button below to visit Ulysse Nardin’s website.