Just Arrived: Ulysse Nardin’s Executive Skeleton Tourbillon

Just Arrived: Ulysse Nardin’s Executive Skeleton Tourbillon

February 21, 2018

Prepare to be seduced by this new edition of Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon that expresses its characteristic technical performance and bold design in blue ceramic and ultra-light titanium.

At the heart of the refined architecture of the Executive Skeleton Tourbillon timepiece is the UN-171 manufacture movement, its complex mechanics stripped to a bare minimum – an incredible feat of technical savoir-faire. The essential beauty of the inner workings is fully revealed by its bold, aerial design. A design which takes the oversized Roman numerals, sword markers and raised rectangular bridge of the Executive collection and makes them sing with a renewed power.

Nestled in the pure lines of the Executive Skeleton Tourbillon’s mechanical movement is a flying tourbillon, made in-house at the Swiss manufacture and comprising silicium parts. Widely celebrated as one of the most difficult complications to achieve in mechanical timekeeping, the beauty of this tourbillon is fully displayed through the fine tracery of its form. Yet another impressive feature of the Executive Skeleton Tourbillon is the power reserve – extended to a life-saving seven days.

The substantial character of the 45mm Executive Skeleton Tourbillon is deceptive: this piece is in fact ultra-light. The titanium case with its blue ceramic bezel is barely felt on the wrist, and pioneering silicium parts contribute to its featherlight weight while achieving precision performance. To securely attach this distillation of avant-garde creation to the wrist, the blue carbon effect leather strap is attached to the case by three distinctive claws. 

This timepiece means business and celebrates the technical savoir-faire, pioneering expertise and artistic sensibility of Ulysse Nardin.

Executive Skeleton Tourbillon

Technical Specifications


  • 1713-139/43 


  • Hand wound caliber UN-171 Manufacture Skeleton
  • Raised rectangular bridge
  • Escapement wheel and balance spring in silicium
  • Power Reserve: Approximately 170 hours


  • Tourbillion
  • Hours
  • Minutes


  • Diameter: 45mm
  • Titanium
  • Blue ceramic bezel
  • Skeleton dial oversized Roman numerals and index
  • Water-resistance 30m
  • Caseback sapphire crystal


  • Blue leather strap with carbon structure and titanium folding clasp