A bold and daring incarnation of Ulysse Nardin’s skeleton watches, the new 45mm Blast watch is a stealth and modern take on time. Powered by the UN-172 movement, the watch boasts a new automatic flying tourbillon that resides in a cage at 6:00. The double X on the three-dimensional watch underscores the brand’s commitment to X concepts (Xtreme, Xplore, X-cite) and collections (such as Freak X). The micro-rotor of the watch is also visible at 12:00. Exactly 18 months in the making for the case alone, the watch is even fitted with a state-of-the-art self-deploying buckle with patented three-blade system. The geometry — round case, inner rectangular center bridge and bold red and black X — takes the eyes by storm.
Price: $46,000 in black ceramic
Contact Wempe Jewelers in New York, +1 212 397 9000, ulysse-nardin.com