THE NEW MARINE TORPILLEUR MILITARY – THE MARK OF A CAPTAIN

The new Marine Torpilleur Military: a modern Marine chronometer for those who captain their own destiny.

Riding on the wave of success of its Marine Torpilleur, Ulysse Nardin is releasing the Marine Torpilleur Military edition, a chronometer for a whole new generation of adventurer.  Bold and dashing, this is a direct descendant of the pocket chronometers prized by the sea captains of 19th or beginning of the 20th century, radically redesigned for a resolutely mo-dern era. Featuring the same Ulysse Nardin UN-118 in-house movement as the celebrated Marine Chronometer, the Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Military takes on a more imposing air, as if daring the wearer to rise to a new level of challenge.

Dynamic design is in every line; military bearing in every aspect of this contemporary dynamo. Its two interpretations take inspiration from the eternal elegance of vintage military timepieces. One with an eggshell white dial, whose outlined Arabic numerals enable quick reading of the time, matched by an elegant tan leather strap. The other in chic black, with orange Arabic numerals and superluminova-coated hands – ideal for legibility in the dark – and attached to the wrist with a black strap with orange stitching. Both editions command respect with an oversized crown, and a formidable 44 mm case with a steel sand-blasted finish, water-resistant to 50 meters, and stamped on the back with the distinctive Torpilleur.

Remarkable for a more accessible chronometer, it is powered by the Ulysse Nardin UN-118 manufacture movement. Featuring the proprietary Silicium anchor escapement crafted in-house at the Swiss manufacture, it boasts both COSC certification and the Ulysse Nardin certificate, a double guarantee of the highest performance standards. A small seconds function at 6 o’clock is complemented by a red serial number, showing the timepiece’s status as one of only 300 in a limited edition. The initials C.W. proudly proclaim it is a Chronometer Watch, referen-cing the military models of the past, whose design followed the strict codes of the armed forces.

This contemporary chronometer has the advantage of 170 years of timekeeping excellence, the generations of precision and performance that have ensured Ulysse Nardin chronometers a treasured place among naval captains and explorers over the years. Stand to attention now for this vintage-inspired Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Military edition: refined, resolute, and like its namesake, the torpilleur, able to outmaneuver its rivals at every turn. The mark of a captain, indeed.

 

TECHNICAL DATA

References                           1183-320LE/60
1183-320LE/62

 

Limited Edition                   300 pieces

Movement                            caliber UN-118, Ulysse Nardin certificate
In-house designed movement
Escapement, patented DIAMonSIL
Oscillator: patented inertial balance wheel I 10 with silicium hairspring

Power-Reserve                    approximately 60 h

Winding                                 self-winding

Functions                              chronometer COSC
small direct seconds at 6 o’clock

Case                                      stainless steel

Bezel                                     fluted, stainless steel

Dial                                        eggshell or black with Arabic numerals

Crown                                    screw down security crown

Diameter                               44 mm

Water-resistance                 50 m

Crystal                                   anti-reflective sapphire crystal

Case-back                            stamped with a Torpilleur boat

Strap                                      leather strap with folding buckle

 

MARINE CHRONOMETER ANNUAL CALENDAR MONACO

Marine CHRONOMETER Annual Calendar
MONACO

Ulysse Nardin releases the limited edition Marine Chronometer Annual Calendar Monaco, in celebration of 9 years of loyal support for the prestigious Monaco Yacht Show.

Ulysse Nardin is proud to be the official sponsor of Monaco Yacht Show for the 9th consecutive year. The Monaco Yacht show is the world’s largest mega yacht exhibition, where luxury yacht builders from around the world reveal their stunning creations. The highly-anticipated event takes place at Port Hercule in late September under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. Ulysse Nardin commemorates this incredible event with a special edition Marine Chronometer Annual Calendar Monaco, in a limited edition of 100 pieces.

The Monaco Yacht Show is an ideal opportunity for Ulysse Nardin customers to explore the glamourous, exciting world of super yachts, with the MYS a perfect partner for the Swiss watchmaker, whose seafaring heritage stretches back to 1846. The MYS is the reference exhibition in the super yacht industry. Once a year the best and most exclusive super yacht builders and nautical service providers reach out to their clientele in the picturesque setting of Port Hercule. The MYS offers Ulysse Nardin the perfect environment to highlight its expertise, innovation and seafaring DNA.

This seafaring DNA is encapsulated in the Ulysse Nardin Marine chronometer created for the prestigious event. A timepiece inspired by the historic marine chronometers upon which the reputation of Ulysse Nardin was founded, the Marine Chronometer Annual Calendar Monaco is an exquisite timepiece of impeccable pedigree, created in a limited edition of 100 pieces.

 

At Ulysse Nardin, the pursuit of excellence in technical avant-garde has advanced in line with the search for timekeeping simplicity. In 2016, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Marine Collection, a Marine Chronograph incorporated an annual calendar for the first time.

A mechanical annual calendar typically requires up to thirty components. But in pursuit of the principle of simplicity, Ulysse Nardin watchmakers managed to streamline the system to a mere 7 elements. Simple to use, beautiful to behold, this timepiece is the epitome of innovation in the service of practicality, as it requires a date adjustment only once a year. This achievement in purity and functionality celebrates the achievements of Ludwig Oechslin, the originator whose legacy is the quest for simplicity in even the most difficult complication.

This quest is upheld too in the UN-113 caliber, a movement – including the silicium escapement and balance-spring – made entirely in-house at the Ulysse Nardin workshop. It enables the calendar date-setting both forwards and backwards – yet another simplification.

Only 100 pieces of this extraordinary timepiece exist, a fact to which the “Limited Edition” engraving on the bracelet’s titanium insert can attest. With its COSC-certification, the precision self-winding movement combines the coveted annual calendar feature with a 60-hour power reserve.

A celebration of the Monaco Yacht Show is revealed in several details on the white lacquered dial with its distinctive blue Roman numeral indexes – a feature of each timepiece in Ulysse Nardin’s Marine collection. A stunning tribute to the event of the year comes in the form of “Monaco 2017” inscribed on the dial. The dates of the event (27, 28, 29, 30) and the month of September are highlighted in blue, instead of black, on the date disc.

As you might expect for a timepiece with such an illustrious maritime heritage, the Marine Chronometer Annual Calendar Monaco is water resistant to 100 m, its 43 mm stainless-steel case equipped with a fluted bezel and a rubberized screw-down security crown. An anti-reflective sapphire crystal reveals the UN movement in the open case back, and a rubber strap with a folding clasp and titanium element keeps it firmly in place.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer Annual Calendar Monaco and the Monaco Yacht Show. For all those who embrace the power of the sea, this is a match made in yachting heaven.

 

TECHNICAL DATA

Reference                                             1133-210LE-3/40-MON

Limited Edition of                             100 pieces

Movement                                            caliber UN-113
In-house designed movement
Silicium escapement and spring, 28’800 v/h
55 jewels

Power-Reserve                                   approximately 60 h

Winding                                                self-winding

Functions                                              chronometer COSC with power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock
annual calendar, backward/forward setting, with months indicator at 6 o’clock
small direct seconds and round date window at 6 o’clock

Case                                                      stainless steel

Bezel                                                     fluted, stainless steel

Dial                                                        white lacquered with roman numerals in blue

Crown                                                   screw down security crown, covered with rubber

Diameter                                              43 mm

Water-resistance                                 100 m

Crystal                                                  anti-reflective sapphire crystal

Case-back                                            open case back with sapphire crystal

Strap                                                     rubber strap with titanium element and folding clasp

 

Price                                                      €   9’900.-, CHF    9’900.-

Prices are subject to changes without prior notice

MARINE TORPILLEUR

MARINE TORPILLEUR

Introducing the Marine Torpilleur, a light, modern Marine timepiece for those who captain their own destiny.

In the 19th century, when explorers roamed the oceans, the pocket chronometer was the captain’s watch, a mark of his rank both on shore and off. Ulysse Nardin’s pocket chronometers were among the most coveted – prized by naval officers and merchant captains the world over. That vibrant marine history led to the creation of the iconic Marine Chronometer, the ultimate expression of technical performance and beautiful design.

 

Now comes a new generation chronometer, made for the modern era: the Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur. Named for the small, fast ships of that earlier era, whose agility ensured they easily outmaneuvered bigger ships, this is a timepiece for contemporary explorers. A lighter, thinner version of the iconic Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer, the Marine Torpilleur is made for a young, less formal age.

 

It has dynamic appeal, certainly, yet is supported by generations of craftsmanship and performance that loyal customers know they can expect from the Swiss watchmaker. Like its inspiration, the Marine Chronometer, the Torpilleur is powered by the self-winding in-house UN-118 movement, and features the same 60-hour power reserve and proprietary Silicium anchor escapement. The Marine Torpilleur also comes C.O.S.C-certified, and meets the equally stringent standards that allow it to proudly bear the Ulysse Nardin Performance Certificate.

 

Outstanding design is visible on the dial too, where the iconic features of the Marine collection are in evidence: the Roman numeral indexes, and the emblematic logo with its flash of red in “1846”. While the graceful hands possess the instantly recognizable shape of a Marine timepiece, they too are redesigned for the Marine Torpilleur. The small seconds at 6 o’clock encircles the date window, while the 60-hour power reserve indicator is at 12 o’clock.

A sign of refinement and modernity.  This is the new Marine Torpilleur. Initially launching in three different models, and two different dials, in stainless steel and 18 kt rose gold. Three successful visions of our time that embody the modern spirit:

 

The 42 mm 18 kt rose gold Marine Torpilleur with a white dial and leather strap with folding buckle. Screw-down security crown, sapphire crystals and water-resistance to 50 m.

The 42 mm stainless-steel Marine Torpilleur with a white dial and leather strap with folding buckle. Screw-down security crown, sapphire crystals and water-resistance to 50 m.

The 42 mm stainless steel case with a blue dial and stainless steel bracelet. Screw-down security crown, sapphire crystals and water-resistance to 50 m.

 

Resolutely modern, bold and brilliant, the Marine Torpilleur joins the long line of illustrious Marine Collection chronometers. It may be designed for the city, but its heart – like that of every true adventurer – belongs to the sea.

 

About Ulysse Nardin – Artisans of individuality

 

Founded by Mr. Ulysse Nardin in 1846 and a proud member of the global luxury group Kering since November 2014, Ulysse Nardin has written some of the finest chapters in the history of Haute Horlogerie. The company’s earliest renown came from its links to the nautical world: its marine chronometers are among the most reliable ever made, still sought by collectors around the world. A pioneer of cutting-edge technologies and the innovative use of materials like silicium, the brand is one of the few with the in-house expertise to produce its own high-precision components and movements. This exceptional level of watchmaking excellence has earned Ulysse Nardin membership in the most exclusive circle of Swiss watchmaking, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie. Today, from its sites in Le Locle and La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland, the brand’s continuing quest for horological perfection centers around five collections: the Marine, the Diver, the Classic, the Executive and the Freak.

 

TECHNICAL DATA

References                                          1182-310/40
1183-310/40
1183-310-7M/43

Movement                                            caliber UN-118, 13 ¾‘’’
In-house designed movement
Escapement, patented DIAMonSIL
Oscillator: patented inertial balance wheel I 10 with silicium hairspring

Power-Reserve                                   approximately 60 h

Winding                                                self-winding

Functions                                              chronometer COSC with power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock
small direct seconds and round date window at 6 o’clock
forward and backward date corrector

Case                                                      18 kt rose gold or stainless steel

Bezel                                                     fluted, 18 kt rose gold or stainless steel

Dial                                                        white or blue with roman numerals

Crown                                                   screw down security crown

Diameter                                              42 mm

Water-resistance                                 50 m

Crystal                                                  anti-reflective sapphire crystal

Case-back                                            open case-back with sapphire crystal

Strap                                                     leather strap with folding buckle or stainless steel bracelet

FARFETCH TAKES A FRESH APPROACH TO HARD LUXURY

BEAUTIFUL FREAKS

Ulysse Nardin and FARFETCH present a new MARINE TORPILLEUR,

exclusively available on Farfetch.com

 

May 15th 2018, Le Locle, Switzerland: Ulysse Nardin has chosen Farfetch.com for its first online launch, and presents a special edition of the blue Marine Torpilleur, exclusively available on the website of the international online luxury retailer. This new piece, with a subtly crafted dial, joins the ranks of the popular Marine Torpilleur that was launched in 2017 and is initially available in two more classic versions: a white dial with black indexes and a blue dial with white indexes. On the FARFETCH MARINE TORPILLEUR, you will find layered pink gold coloring. Sober and elegant, it gives a more refined look to the piece overall, accentuating the contrast with the 42 mm steel case. The pink gold brings out the dial’s shimmering, iconic blue. In the same vein, the pear-shaped hands are no longer rhodiumized, but pink gold colored. The power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock is no longer in vermeil red, but also made of pink gold, as is the case for the date of the Le Locle Manufacture’s creation, 1846. The indexes have a small additional touch: the immaculate white has been discreetly transformed into light gray, to soften the dial’s overall look.

This new FARFETCH MARINE TORPILLEUR, available with a leather, steel or rubber strap, completes a collection which is already a best-seller. This new addition to the permanent collection, only available online, now forms part of the troop of Torpilleurs.

Women will also have their own new product available on Farfetch.com as the CLASSICO JADE, in the red version launched at SIHH 2018, is now available without the diamond-set bezel. It comes with a satin strap for formal version, or with an alligator leather strap, for a more day-to-day look.

“Expect more launches in the future,” stated Patrick Pruniaux, CEO of Ulysse Nardin since September 2017. “We’re delighted to launch Ulysse Nardin on Farfetch.com,” continued Mr. Pruniaux. “We’re showing our capacity to adapt to the changing era. It’s the first time that Ulysse Nardin has taken part in e-commerce on a global level.”

The blue-anchored brand will be online on Farfetch.com from Monday April 23, 2018, with a collection of more than 45 pieces, including the FARFETCH MARINE TORPILLEUR and the red CLASSICO JADE with a mother-of-pearl-set dial.

MARINE TORPILLEUR BLACK AND GREY

BEAUTIFUL FREAKS

EXPANDING THE FLEET

The bestselling Marine Torpilleur Collection just doubled in size !

 

Left side: New Marine Torpilleur Boutique Only Edition in grey color. Right side: New Marine Torpilleur black & rose gold.

 

Le Locle, Switzerland, June 27th – Two very contemporary new timepieces have joined the ranks of the popular Marine Torpilleur class. Classic black or gunmetal grey, these lean clean modern machines are every bit as sleek and streamlined as the navy destroyer class of torpedo boats from which they take their name.

Initially launched with white or blue dials, the Marine Torpilleur fleet is now reinforced with two stunning new editions: rose gold with black and gold dial; and a Boutique-only version in stainless steel with grey dial. Elegantly elongated Roman numerals mark the hours. The graceful, poire-style hands are in rose gold colour, as are the ‘Haut’ (high) and ‘Bas’ (low) indications of the power reserve. The crown is screw-down and engraved with the Ulysse Nardin logo. The small seconds counter at 6 o’clock encircles the date window and the “1846” logo—a stylish nod to the year the house was founded. The luxury straps are in perfectly matched alligator.

Inspired by Ulysse Nardin’s marine heritage yet fully modernized for daily urban wear, the Marine Torpilleur is supremely comfortable on the wrist and a delight to the eye. A true Captain’s chronometer, COSC and Ulysse Nardin Certified, it represents contemporary watch design in its finest hour—the culmination of generations of craftsmanship and savoir-faire.

“A less formal, more contemporary version of the iconic Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer, the Marine Torpilleur is aimed at a younger clientele.” said Patrick Pruniaux, Chief Executive Officer of Ulysse Nardin. “Yet it traces its heritage back to two breakthrough innovations of the early nineteenth century. The first Ulysse Nardin aficionados know well—the house’s famous pocket chronometer. Its unprecedented reliability and precision helped open the world’s oceans to sea-going merchants, navigators and adventurers. The second innovation was the Torpilleur. Fast, agile and armed with a new weapon—the self-propelled torpedo—the Torpilleur easily outmaneuvered the slow-moving battleships that till then had ruled the wave.”

Powered by the Marine Chronometer’s self-winding in-house UN-118 movement with 60-hour power reserve (indicated on a counter at 12 o’clock) and proprietary Silicium anchor escapement, the 42mm case has been completely redesigned, with lighter, more elongated lugs, a thinner fluted fixed bezel, and a much thinner flange framing the dial.

 

Launched in 2017, the Marine Torpilleur is the new flagship of Ulysse Nardin’s marine-inspired collections. These two standout additions to the fleet are just part of the adventure: expect to see exciting new launches on the immediate horizon.