a unique piece created to support Only Watch, inspired by Autonomyo, a walking exoskeleton for more freedom.
This year, Ulysse Nardin has closely interlinked the development of its concept watch with the very cause supported by Only Watch: research into neurodegenerative diseases, such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy. "The exoskeleton theme was a unanimous decision. We were determined to establish a strong link between the timepiece and its purpose. This is a cause close to our hearts and we wanted to express that through the Exo-Skeleton X.” Patrick Pruniaux, CEO of Ulysse Nardin.
Ulysse Nardin’s Exo-Skeleton X sports a carapace giving it a bionic look and accentuating its ergonomic design. The flexible double blade is attached with two screws, one on the case and the other on the lug, enhancing the flexibility of the piece by allowing some movement between the lug bar and the case.
Titanium/anthracite gray PVD
Anthracite gray textile, orange stitching
Diameter: 42 mm
Skeleton manufacture movement, wide-diameter 3Hz silicon balance wheel with nickel flyweights, flexible double blades between the lug and the case (an echo to the exoskeleton Autonomyo), increasing flexibility, white openworked "dial" representing molecular structure.
CHF 35,000 - 45,000
EUR 31,000 - 40,000
USD 35,000 - 45,000
REHAssist, an EPFL research group affiliated with the Biorobotics and the Translational Neural Engineering labs has developed the world’s best-adapted exoskeleton for people with degenerative muscular diseases: Autonomyo This orthotic tool, when worn, imitates the human skeleton and detects the intended movement, allowing the wearer to walk. As part of its support for the 2019 Only Watch charity auction, Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin designed the Exo-Skeleton X. This "skeleton" watch is completed by an "exoskeleton" formed from four flexible blades fixed to the case middle to drastically improve comfort of wear.