When Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen hit the red carpet at the Palais des Festivals at Cannes this year, he wore a timepiece by Ulysse Nardin on his wrist – the Executive Skeleton Tourbillon in rose gold and black.
Mikkelsen presented his new adventure film “Arctic”; a movie about a plane crash survivor in a hostile climate who, having missed an opportunity for rescue, must decide if he waits for another opportunity or ventures into uncharted territory in an attempt so save himself. The watch complemented the role he plays in this movie, as his off-screen character. Ulysse Nardin designed it for risk-takers, for those who understand that success is only ten percent inspiration but ninety percent perspiration.
The Executive Skeleton Tourbillon is an aesthetic and technical masterpiece. It features a rose gold and black case with a diameter of 45 mm that is water resistant up to 3 atm (so it isn’t really, so it’s better not to wear this particular timepiece in the shower or doing the dishes) and a black ceramic bezel.
The Executive Skeleton Tourbillon is all about the beauty of the movement and the iconic executive rectangle at the center of it. The big Roman numerals at 12, 3 and 9 o’clock are holding it in place. The calibre UN-171 is a manual winding movement that features with 170 hours or seven days an extraordinary power reserve. The tourbillon is placed at 6 o’clock, attracting the attention of its wearer and everyone that comes close enough.
To guarantee the fullest possible insight, Ulysse Nardin uses scratch resistant sapphire crystal on the front and back.
The Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon comes with a black alligator leather strap with a folding buckle.