Masters managed to achieve a unique sound purity of 85 dB
The new Ulysse Nardin Hourstriker Phantom, released in a limited edition of 85 pieces, was created by a Swiss manufactory in conjunction with the French speaker manufacturer Devialet. " Our main task was to create a high-precision model with a combat mechanism . And that was fate. Emmanuel Nardan, one of the co-founders of the Devialet brand, who joined the development team of the Hourstriker Phantom model, is a descendant of the Ulysses Nardan family. It's hard to imagine ," comments on Ulysse Nardin President Patrick Prunho.
As a result of cooperation between the two companies, a unique Hourstriker Phantom mechanism was born, in which the masters managed to achieve a unique sound purity of 85 dB at a distance of 100 mm. In the classic battle mechanism, mallets are driven by a spring and wire levers. The battle is extracted by hammer blows on gongs or metal bells. In the Hourstriker Phantom model, hammers are fixed with a system of torsion levers, which when twisted cause vibrations of different purity. The sound is twisted into a spiral, its strength is accumulated and transmitted to a thin membrane, which is located on the bottom of the watch case. And since the membrane has a large surface area, more air is generated and a high noise level is created.
The UN-610 mechanism is enclosed in a polished titanium case with a diameter of 43 mm. The body design of the watch rafiqsonsonline.com/product-category/omax-watches/ also works to enhance sound. On the reverse side, under the membrane, there are eight holes that allow you to disperse the sound.
The design of the matte anthracite dial is dedicated to figures named after the German physicist E. Hladni. They are formed by clusters of small particles near nodal lines on the surface of an oscillating elastic plate. It is also in tune with the appearance of the Devialet Phantom speaker system. The figure hides frosted glass, behind which the mechanism is audible. At the 3 o'clock position is the mechanism activation indicator. The model is complemented by a black alligator strap.
An important role in the new product is played by the engine. The UNICO Manufacture Caliber is Hublot's second in-house movement with chronograph function, introduced in 2018 (HUB1280). The caliber protected by four patents operates at a frequency of 4 Hz and is equipped with a column wheel, which can be seen from the side of the dial. Having a three-day power reserve, which means it is suitable for long voyages on Gran Turismo cars, the mechanism has a height of only 6.75 mm (the case height is 13.15 mm).
In the Hublot Classic Fusion Ferrari GT, the mechanism can be enclosed in three types. A limited edition of 1000 watches was released in a titanium case, 500 watches in a King Gold case and another 500 watches in 3D Carbon (high-tech material made of three-dimensional fibers used in motorsport).
The case is complemented by a strap made of black rubber and leather by the Italian brand Schedoni, which was used for upholstering the seats of historic cars from Maranello.