The Swiss watch manufacturer, Ulysse Nardin has released two new timepieces in the Marine Torpilleur class.
Initially launched with white or blue dials, the series is now reinforced with two new editions: rose gold with a black and gold dial; and a boutique-only version in stainless steel with a grey dial.
The crown is screw-down and engraved with the Ulysse Nardin logo while the small seconds counter at 6 o’clock encircles the date window and the ‘1846’ logo, a nod to the year the house was founded.
Patrick Pruniaux, CEO of Ulysse Nardin, said: “A less formal, more contemporary version of the iconic Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer, the Marine Torpilleur is aimed at a younger clientele. 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 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 class is the new flagship of Ulysse Nardin’s marine-inspired collections.