Since the year 1846, Ulysse Nardin has been championing chronometry. This mantra of the brand has echoed across the many releases of the brand in the last 175 years. To celebrate the anniversary of this thematic achievement, Ulysse Nardin announced the launch of a new squadron of seven new Marine Torpileur models. These new timepieces not only showcase the brand's rich history of Haute Horlogerie but also its expertise in various techniques like Silicum technology, tourbillon and astronomy legacy, chronograph, in-house enamelling and design.
With the new timepieces, Ulysse Nardin has enlarged the Marine Torpilleur collection with two new movement, complications, chronographs and enamelled dials. Among the fleet of Marine Torpilleurs that are ready to set sail this September 2021, each model features a distinctive look, feel and design while also housing some common functions like a fluted bezel and a Silicum escapement with balance spring in Silicum.
Marine Torpilleur Blue Enamel
Limited to just 175 pieces, the 2021 Marine Torpilleur Blue Enamel (like the name suggests) features a magnificent blue in-house enamelled dial (Grand Feu technique). This has been achieved in collaboration with Donzé Cadrans, an independent enamelling workshop acquired by the manufacture in 2011.
Featuring all the 'codes' of a traditional Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer, the dial is home to cathedral hands, Roman numerals and a power reserve indicator at 12 o' clock. Powered by the COSC automatic movement UN-118, the watch offers the hours, minutes, small seconds, and date function. The 42mm stainless steel case with a fluted bezel is reminiscent of the traditional UN watches. Strapped to a blue or brown alligator leather strap, the Marine Torpilleur Blue Enamel is also compatible with a rubber strap or a metal bracelet in stainless-steel.
Price: INR 8.69 lakh (approx.)
Marine Torpilleur Moonphase
When it comes to the moonphase complication, Ulysse Nardin has been producing watches with moonphases since the end of the 19th century. Hence, it comes as no surprise that one of the timepieces included in 175th celebration is the Marine Torpilleur Moonphase.
Crafted in a 42mm stainless steel case, the watch is available in two dial colours; blue sun-brushed PVD and white varnished. Both the dials house double counters with a power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock, small seconds and moon disc at 6 o’clock. Powered by the COSC automatic movement UN-119, the watch offers the hours, minutes, small seconds, and moonphase functions. Limited to just 300 pieces each, the Marine Torpilleur Moonphase comes in a blue or brown alligator leather strap, which is also compatible with a rubber strap or a metal bracelet in stainless-steel.
Price: INR 7.49 lakh (approx.)
Marine Torpilleur Annual Chrongraph
Inspired by the “Chronograph Torpilleur pocket watches” first produced by Ulysse Nardin from 1936 to 1980, the 2021 Marine Torpilleur Annual Chronograph includes a varnished white or a mat blue dial, and the UN-153 Manufacture movement that has replaced the earlier UN-150 movement. Keeping it simple and technically sound, the dial of the watch is adorned with silvered, small counters and the annual calendar, which sits at 9 o’clock just above the signature, verifying that Ulysse Nardin has been the leader in “Chronometry since 1846”. An interesting aspect of the watch is the way the date changes automatically. This annual calendar system was invented by Ludwig Oechslin. The Marine Torpilleur Annual Chronograph is available in two versions and is limited to just 300 pieces each.
Price: INR 9.16 lakh (approx.)
Marine Torpilleur Panda
Like the name suggests, this iteration of the Marine Torpilleur collection features a 42mm stainless-steel case with a varnished panda dial with double counters displaying the power reserve indicator at 12 o' clock and the small seconds with date at 6 o' clock. This “panda” dial model echoes the history of Ulysse Nardin's value of technical exploration and the innovative creativity at Ulysse Nardin. This is also the first time that the brand has used this design in a watch. Limited to just 300 pieces, the 42 mm diameter Torpilleur Panda comes with a choice of either a brown or blue leather alligator strap, metal bracelet, a rubber strap, or a R-Strap.
Price: INR 6.21 lakh (approx.)
Marine Torpilleur Tourbillon Enamel
As one of the most complicated timepieces from the lot, the Marine Torpilleur Tourbillon Enamel represents Ulysse Nardin's history with tourbillon chronometers that traces back to the end of the 19th century. Adding the final cherry to the long line of Marine Torpilleur watches, the Tourbillon Enamel stands apart with its 42mm rose gold case with an open sapphire crystal and completed with a fluted bezel. Powering the timepiece is the in-house UN-128 constant caliber that operates the flying tourbillon. The front of the watch is home to a black Grand Feu enamel dial by Donzé Cadrans that proudly bears its power reserve at 12 o’clock as the rose gold hands tell the exact time.
Limited to 175 pieces, the entire look of the watch is completed with a black alligator strap along with the option of making it compatible with a rubber strap or a R-Strap.
Price: INR 36.59 lakh (approx.)