Ulysse Nardin is launching an ultra-design version of one of its historical astronomical complications: the Moonstruck. With this Manufacture Worldtimer housed in the geometrical case of a Blast, Ulysse Nardin offers exceptional aficionados a new celestial odyssey, with reinvented watchmaking mechanics reproducing as faithfully as possible the sun’s visible trajectory and the lunar cycles.
The Blast Moonstruck reproduces the moon’s rotation, the apparent movement of the sun around the globe as we observe it from Earth and a tidal chart. The Blast Moonstruck, like all watches incorporating elaborated astronomical information, seeks to be a miniaturized extrapolation of the formidable turret clocks constructed towards the end of the Middle Ages by towns of consequence.
With an easily readable and understandable display, it is the successor of the astronomical instruments of the past. Thanks to its sophisticated mechanism, it assures the display of the time in a place chosen from among the 24 principal time zones that the world has been using since the Washington Convention of 1884. By means of pushers located on the left-hand side of the case, it is possible to put the main time display forward or back in leaps of one hour to adjust to another time zone.
The Blast Moonstruck is also fitted with a moon phase complication of precision, which, combined with the complication that allows real-time following of the sun that gives it its brilliance, adds relief and life to the dial. This scientific representation of considerable oneiric potential will serve the cause of great leaders in search of the ultimate watch, but also that of sailors, with whom the Manufacture has kept up an almost intimate relationship since its establishment in 1846.
They will know the full extent of the benefits this sober and discreet display can bring them. From day to day, they will be able to predict the dates of the spring tides at a glance by observing the sun and moon aligning on their respective ellipses.
This 45 mm diameter astronomical watch in black ceramic and black DLC-treated titanium, worn on an alligator, velvet or rubber strap that is also black, surely meets the expectations of this ambitious project.
Ulysse Nardin Blast Moonstruck retails for SGD 115,300.