THE NEW MARINE TORPILLEUR MILITARY
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.
CLASSICO MANUFACTURE GRAND FEU
Back to black: a new timepiece celebrates the eternal glamour of an enamel dial, unique to Ulysse Nardin.
In mesmerizing black enamel, the Classico Manufacture Grand Feu transforms the daily act of telling time. While the crafting of a white Grand Feu enamel dial is already a difficult process, producing one in intense black is even more complex. The selection of the enamel powder is crucial in determining the result: black can only be created by applying different and carefully chosen colored pigments to the substrate, giving the enamel opacity and depth.
But don’t be deceived by its elegant appearance – the Classico Manufacture Grand Feu has a practical heart too. Driven by the UN-320 manufacture movement, it allows for rapid date correction both forwards and backwards. The self-winding caliber is entirely designed and produced in-house at Ulysse Nardin’s Swiss workshop. It makes precision use of the famous Silicium hairspring and anchor escapement, another Ulysse Nardin watchmaking triumph. It was the Swiss watchmaker who first understood Silicium’s potential in mechanical watchmaking, as the material is lighter, more durable and resists environmental changes in magnetism or temperature.
Marine Tourbillon Blue Grand Feu. The rare beauty of a blue Grand Feu enamel dial is the elegant flourish on a splendid new timepiece to join the iconic Ulysse Nardin Marine Collection.
The self-winding UN-128 caliber is produced in-house in the workshops at Le Locle, Switzerland. Embodying the brand’s development and continued independence in the manufacture of its movements, it harnesses the properties of silicium technology, with a 60-hour power reserve and a magnificent flying tourbillon. From its position at 6 o’clock on the blue Grand Feu dial, the tourbillon is a highlight of this beautiful timepiece, a glorious tribute to the watchmaker’s continued pursuit of the technical cutting-edge.
A flying tourbillon is one of the most impressively complex mechanisms in the world of Haute Horlogerie. Designed to counteract the negative effects of gravity on the accuracy of a movement, it is among the finest achievements in mechanical watchmaking. Technical avant-garde indeed. And in this particular high-precision timepiece, the cage, wheels, screws and hairspring of the flying tourbillon are produced entirely in-house by Ulysse Nardin.