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Ulysse Nardin Skeletonized Timepiece Inspired by Red Hot Magma

By Paul Joseph

Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin has unveiled its latest skeletonised timepiece, this one inspired by red hot magma that is part of the earth’s core.

Called the Skeleton Magma X, the watch features carbon fibre and red marbled epoxy resin that lends the timepiece a scorching appearance of flowing lava.

Described as “a watch for the endless, warm summer days,” Ulysse Nardin says the timepiece is “stripped down to its essential components like a high-end racecar, it is ultra-light, scratch-resistant and streamlined.”

The round 43mm carbon fibre case is paired with a black calfskin leather strap featuring black stitching.

On the skeletonized dial, an “X” shape is created with four indexes, with an inner rectangle and Roman numerals on each side.

According to a statement, “each Skeleton X Magma is fitted with the UN-371 movement, a 3 Hz Silicium balance wheel and Silicium minuterie gear train. Red Roman numerals mark the three and nine o’clock positions and the index and hands are equipped with red Superluminova for nocturnal activity.”

Other notable features include a UN-371 movement and a four-day power reserve.

Pricing for the Ulysse Nardin Skeleton Magma X has not yet been announced.

By Paul Joseph