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— When the United States Navy was look­ing to equip its sailors with highly pre­cise nau­ti­cal in­stru­ments in 1902, it turned to a Swiss watch­maker most renowned for such sea­wor­thy tools: Ulysse Nardin. The new Ulysse Nardin Ex­ec­u­tive Skele­ton Tour­bil­lon “Stars & Stripes” – launched on July 4 and lim­ited to 50 pieces, one for each state in the Union – pays trib­ute to UN’S cen­tury-plus his­tory as sup­pli­ers of tim­ing in­stru­ments to Amer­i­can naval ships. Its open­worked, tour bil­lon equipped move­ment, Cal­iber UN 171, echoes the stars and stripes of the Amer­i­can flag with its minia­ture painted sur­faces in red, white and blue, adding a splash of pa­tri­otic color to the skele­ton dial’s Ro­man nu­meral in­dexes and rec­tan­gu­lar cen­ter. A matte blue color is also used for the ceramic bezel, the crown and the car­bon-ef­fect leather strap. The 45mm case is made of ti­ta­nium and the man­ual-wind­ing move­ment of­fers an im­pres­sive power re­serve of 170 hours — nearly seven days. It’s priced at $46,000.

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