Ulysse Nardin Unveils $1.1 million Royal Blue Tourbillon Timepiece

By Paul Joseph

A limited-edition Royal Tourbillon watch featuring over 800 diamonds and sapphires and priced at $1.1 million was one of several timepieces showcased at a prestigious superyachts event in Florida earlier this month.

Created by luxury Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin, and limited to just 30 pieces, the Royal Blue Tourbillon was unveiled at the 24th Annual Showboats International Rendezvous in Palm Beach, Florida.

The platinum watch case and bracelet are paved with 568 baguette-cut diamonds and 234 baguette-cut royal blue sapphires. The bridges and main plates are crafted in blue sapphire, allowing the flying Tourbillon to appear as if it is floating in an empty space.

Playing a prominent role throughout the three-day Florida event was Patrik Hoffmann, CEO of Ulysse Nardin. Hoffmann and the watch brand helped the event raise more than $1 million for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County by contributing about $200,000.

Other notable features of the Royal Blue Tourbillon include an alligator leather strap, a power reserve of approximately 100 hours, and water resistance up to 30 metres.

Ulysse Nardin was founded in Le Locle, Switzerland in 1846.

By Paul Joseph