facebook twitter pinterest instagram You Tube

Caliber 160

Ulysse Nardin’s first completely in-house automatic movement was introduced on the 160th anniversary of the company. The Caliber 160 uses escape wheels made from silicon. Because it has two wheels instead of one (as in the Swiss-lever escapement), the mass of these wheels had to be radically reduced so that the power supply to the escapement did not have to increase. To accomplish this, Ulysse Nardin turned to LIGA technology, a special technique involving photolithography and electro-plating to build these escape wheels from silicon. Inside Information: Not all small-seconds indicators are created equal. This indicator also expresses the manufacture’s focus on functional movement design. In the new movement, this small-seconds indicator is direct drive, which translates into zero loss of precision. In addition, the Caliber 160 is a hack seconds movement, meaning that the balance wheel is stopped when the crown of the watch is pulled out to set the hands. This allows the hands to be set precisely without having to compensate for a continually running seconds hand.

Read Next Article >>
Blancpain’s classically inspired Villeret collection—named after the...
Though summer is drawing to a close in the Northern Hemisphere, warm...
Photo by Tino Hammid
One of the world’s rarest gems, the Blue Moon Diamond , will be on exhibit...
In honor of the brand’s origins as a travel-trunk manufacturer, the new...
Perhaps the most significant timepiece ever created, the Henry Graves...
This month, the Swiss watchmaker Arnold and Son revealed two new style...
“From the very beginning, we wanted to create a watch on our own, without...
Studio Dino Eisele
The latest limited-edition version of the Doettling Fortress is the German...
Recently, Parmigiani Fleurier teamed up with the Italian luxury brands...
The freewheeling, improvisational nature of jazz music may seem at odds...