Here comes another Marine watch from Ulysse Nardin… That’s our opinion from the outset when we saw this most recent model, and there’s nothing awful about that. The Marine assortment is quite intriguing. Nonetheless, this new Ulysse Nardin Marine 1846 is unique, in the subtleties in any event, and it’s the details that have a significant effect. It’s more work of art, more refined, more wearable however still overall, very Ulysse Nardin. For the time being we must be fulfilled with press images but this is certainly a watch we need to research further.
The Marine Collection is the foundation of Ulysse Nardin’s production and fills in as the common string among over a wide span of time. This assortment is the reference point, the one that sources its DNA from the birthplaces of the brand, back in 1846. Without a doubt, for quite a long time, Ulysse Nardin has been one of the fundamental suppliers of Marine Chronometers to maritime commanders and trader chiefs around the world, providing development and exactness. In view of this recorded foundation, the brand has made this assortment around the marine topic, with the Marine assortment utilizing large numbers of the components present on old fashioned chronometers (design, style of the dial, materials, center around precision).
For over 20 years now we have been seeing these watches with what has now become a famous look, including the recent Marine Annual Calendar Chronometer and Marine Tourbillon Grand Feu Enamel . Coordinated carry module, huge measurements (somewhere in the range of 43mm and 45mm), fluted bezel, generally strong plan were consistently present. Notwithstanding, while not failing to remember the underlying foundations of the assortment, Ulysse Nardin is going to tone things down a piece and introduce a more work of art and refined style into the collection.
Here we are, with the new Ulysse Nardin Marine 1846 (a reference to the brand’s origin year). This new model depends on a 1996 watch, first presented for the 150th commemoration of the brand, anyway modernized both outwardly and in fact. From the start, it appears to be nothing has really changed. The Marine style of the dial is here, the case feels in accordance with the remainder of the assortment. In any case, a few subtleties (and not little ones) have been refreshed. As a matter of first importance, the case is currently a more wearable 41mm – better comfort, better situation on the wrist, simpler to wear in a business climate, simpler for more modest wrists… The fluted bezel just as the enormous opening of the dial are as yet present however. The radical development comes from the drags. Not any more coordinated module yet standard horns, and that’s what truly separates it from other Marine models.
The dial is as yet dependent on the exemplary Marine presentation – power hold at 12, hours and minutes in the middle, little second at 6, with date gap. The plan of the Ulysse Nardin Marine 1846 is now steady with late manifestations, for example, the Marine Tourbillon Grand Feu Enamel – longer and more slender Roman numerals, blued hands, traditional railroad tracks. What’s more, the dial is presently made in Grand Feu polish – because of the disguised dial creator Donzé Cadran – and completed with historic marine chronometer blued hands.
Inside this more modest and more rich case ticks oneself winding UN-118 Chronometer development, in-house created and produced. It includes a Silicium hairspring and a patented DIAMonSIL escapement (a development that is COSC confirmed). This cutting edge and productive movement boasts a 60-hour power save, and comes with a forward and in reverse fast set date.
This new Ulysse Nardin Marine 1846 affirms the new plan pattern executed by the brand, more refined, more traditional, yet depending on the DNA of Marine Chronometers, and makes us rather idealistic for the future… A watch we’ll unquestionably cover in detail later whenever get an opportunity to strap one on our wrist. But wait, the most awesome aspect is still to come; the retail value: CHF 9,900/EUR 9,900. Excellent esteem for a watch with polish dial, extraordinary authentic background and a significant noteworthy development. More subtleties on www.ulysse-nardin.com .
Technical Specifications – Ulysse Nardin Marine 1846
- Case: 41mm width – hardened steel, fluted bezel, standard horns – sapphire precious stone on the front, engraved caseback – 100m water resistant
- Movement: Calibre UN-118, in-house – COSC Chronometer – self-winding development – 4Hz recurrence – 50 gems – 60h force hold – hours, minutes, little seconds, power save, date
- Strap: dark gator cowhide lash with steel pin-buckle
- Reference: 1183-900/EO
- Price: CHF 9,900/EUR 9,900