At the start of the Lunar New Year — February 1, 2022 — Ulysse Nardin announced a new complicated moon phase timepiece, within their Blast collection.
The Ulysse Nardin Blast Moonstruck is presented in a large 45 mm diameter case — made with black ceramic and titanium — which is quite thick when you view from the side because there’s a box-type sapphire crystal, and a small domed sapphire on top of that in the center, to accommodate the sophisticated multi-function dial.
Driven by automatic caliber UN-106, the Blast Moonstruck offers hours, minutes, and date functions, as well as days of the lunar month, tidal coefficients, positions of the sun and moon around the globe, a world timer, and dual time.
Ulysse Nardin’s caliber UN-106 is designed and produced in-house in Le Locle. The 4Hz automatic movement is constructed with 42 jewels, 335 total components, and has a 50-hour power reserve. Through the open caseback, you can view the ruthenium-coated bridges with circular Geneva stripes, perlage finish on the mainplate, and blued screws. A traversing balance bridge supports the free-sprung balance wheel and oscillating system. A 5N rose gold oscillating weight completes the attractive aesthetic.
The Blast Moonstruck (Ref. 1063-400-2A/1A) is a limited edition and comes with a choice of black alligator, velvet, or rubber with a folding clasp made with black DLC titanium and pink gold. The depth rating is 30 meters. The retail price is approximately $81,000.
Photos by Ulysse Nardin.