It is "standard" in not being a patented UN technology ...

May 05, 2019,07:44 AM
 

... like the anchor tourbillon. However, it is a conventional flying tourbillon with all attributes of this special escapement, like first rate finish and meticulous assembly. We should keep in mind that mode3rn production technologies drastically reduced the main cost point of small tourbillons: the difficult task to make a tourbillon cage with as small a mass as possible and without any unbalance that would have nullified its positive effects. When made traditionally from hand, this demanded a lot of experience and knowledgte, and - most of all - time and patience. Today, it is the CNC's job to do this all, only the finish is applied from hand. Even there, diamond-polishing machines can do that very good and at extremely small tolerances.
So it is rather the assembly of the delicate parts making the price, but already the Progress tourbillons released some 15 years ago showed that it is possible to produce quality tourbillon watches at a hitherto unbelievably low price.
Ulysse Nardin clearly wanted to make use of modern tourbillon production mehtods to offer a complicated watch at a very competitive price, maybe attracting new customers, or introducing the classic sports watch cusotmer of Marine Chronometer and Marine Diver into the fascination of highly complicated timepieces. Paired with the beautiful enamel dial and the classic Marine Chronometer design I think UN made one of the most attractive tourbillon watches in the market.
The other tourbillons offeredd by Ulysse Nardin have all different technologies and also golden cases.
Marcus


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For the pleasure of the eyes: Ulysse Nardin Marine Tourbillon Close up.

 
 By: amanico : May 4th, 2019-02:51
I worked form an official picture, and focused on the enamel grand feu dial. Even if I am not fan of tourbillons in a plain dial, I must say that I would happily make an exception for this one. M4... You are a lucky guy to own such a marvel. Best, Nicolas...  

I am looking at that one for long time alreay.....

 
 By: Izhik : May 4th, 2019-03:25
it is the model that preceded the grand feu blue dial...which one you personally like more??

do you know more whether the tourbillon used on these models is a 'standard' one ?

 
 By: Izhik : May 4th, 2019-04:02
during SIHH 2019 I was talking with a guy from UN in Geneva and he told me that due to the 'friendly' price of those models, the tourbillon is probably not the same as the one found in regular models, which are priced accordingly...

It is "standard" in not being a patented UN technology ...

 
 By: Marcus Hanke : May 5th, 2019-07:44
... like the anchor tourbillon. However, it is a conventional flying tourbillon with all attributes of this special escapement, like first rate finish and meticulous assembly. We should keep in mind that mode3rn production technologies drastically reduced... 

many thanks for this elboarted answer, I think that actually is upon brands to provide such kind of information for customers that are familiar with the market....

 
 By: Izhik : May 5th, 2019-09:45
for me, on one hand there is of course the attractive price, however, on the other hand, as I am a bit familiar with 'regular' prices for tourbillon watches, I automatically ask myself...hey, where is the catch..???...I guess that I am not the only one...... 

A beauty 👍 [nt]

 
 By: russell996 : May 4th, 2019-03:41

Thank you Nicolas.

 
 By: M4 : May 4th, 2019-04:15
And good morning to you! M4 ...  

I'll bring it to Paris . . . some year.

 
 By: M4 : May 4th, 2019-04:27
"Furtively." I like that word.🤣 M4

Ah need to show some love to the blue version :)

 
 By: jrwong23 : May 4th, 2019-22:33
here’s my UN Marine Tourby with the blue guilloche enamel dial. With the UN blue rubber strap with titanium deployant buckle, it’s Super comfy on the wrist . Cheers Robin ...  

Looks really good Robin.

 
 By: M4 : May 5th, 2019-03:18
The beer too! M4

Haha the beer was really nice!

 
 By: jrwong23 : May 6th, 2019-18:09
Thanks M4!

Finding the tread of 26 june is hard

 
 By: Weems@8 : July 18th, 2019-10:03
I tried to find the post of 26 june. Ulysse Nardin marine tourbillon. Ok, i found this older post. It’s amazing that i search for this watch, look at it at the net, and this site take much attention to the marine tourbillon! The quality of watchprosite is... 

Welcome here! Here are some links to the Marine Tourbillon.

 
 By: amanico : July 18th, 2019-10:15
www.watchprosite.com And here a more complete review: www.watchprosite.com