Ulysse Nardin’s history has been established on Marine roots, concerning longer than a century, the brand has been one of the principle suppliers of Marine Chronometers. Since a couple of months, we’ve seen some very pleasant evolutions of the assortments: new and more subtle designs, slightly vintage motivation, easily wearable watches. Considering this, Ulysse Nardin uncovers the Marine Torpilleur, a thoroughly examined facelift revitalizing the brand’s symbolic Marine assortment. Here is an early active glance at this exemplary yet metropolitan timepiece.
In the 18th century, building up a technique to decide longitude adrift was one of the chief logical undertakings. Accuracy timekeeping presented a significant jump in route and the marine chronometer got perhaps the most crucial of every single shipboard instrument. In the city of Le Locle, in the Jura Mountains, Ulysse Nardin acquired a standing for delivering extraordinary deck chronometers. Not many watch produces have displayed such exhaustive dominance of the marine chronometer – and chronometry in general.
An illustration of antique marine chronometer produced by Ulysse Nardin – perceive how the showcase and style can be discovered again in current UN watches
The most recent expansion to the Ulysse Nardin Marine assortment was initiated ‘torpilleur’. A ‘torpilleur’ (torpedo boat) is a generally little and quick military boat intended to convey torpedoes into fight and counter huge, vigorously outfitted warships. With the Marine Torpilleur, Ulysse Nardin presents a lighter, more slender adaptation of its famous Marine assortment, focused on a more youthful and more current clientele.
While the look might be recognizable, Ulysse Nardin has given the Marine assortment a classy facelift to make it look more youthful and more rich. It appears to be the brand has a lot of received an ethos of ‘toning it down would be ideal’. 42mm in measurement, the upgraded case includes a fixed, meager fluted bezel, while a slim rib outlines the dial (a lot more slender than in the past models, which has an immense effect). The case likewise includes lighter, extended carries. The Torpilleur case is delivered in steel or pink gold. It wears well and sits comfortably on the wrist. The crown is screw-down and engraved with the brand’s logo. The watch is water impervious to 50m.
The wonderful watch face highlights stretched Roman numerals, which are exceptionally neat. These are combined with blued or rhodium covered poire style hands. The style and spread out is straightforwardly motivated by the brand’s chronometers from the 19th century. The dial is lacquered in white or blue. The time of the establishment of the brand ‘1846’, just as the force hold ‘Haut’ (high) and ‘Bas’ (low) signs, are imprinted in red, which is a decent touch.
The Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur is controlled by the high-grade programmed type UN-118. This advanced 13”’ ¼ type ticks at 28,800 vibrations each hour with a force hold of 50 hours. Altogether planned and made in-house, it incorporates the most recent innovation from Ulysse Nardin.
Its anchor escapement is fabricated with Sigatec (a Ulysse Nardin joint endeavor with Mimotec) with DIAMonSIL high-exactness components (get away from haggle). DIAMonSIL is silicon covered with engineered precious stone, an innovation that permits components to be molded explicitly for vanguard ideas. Among different favorable circumstances, it is without oil and expands toughness altogether. The oscillator is held under a full equilibrium extension and it includes a variable idleness offset wheel movable with 4 screws and a silicon hairspring.
Naturally, given the motivation of the watch, it is a chronometer and its accuracy is guaranteed with a COSC ‘announcement de marche’. While this qualifies the brand for print ‘Chronometre’ on the dial, the development has additionally gone through Ulysse Nardin’s own rigid confirmation measure. Presented in 2012, this inward quality affirmation is a 7-day measure comprising of an expansive arrangement of investigations and tests. The chronometric rules are more tough than COSC (- 2 to +6 seconds every day for UN versus – 4 to +6 seconds per day for COSC). The development finish is quite perfect. The extensions are enhanced with roundabout Geneva stripes, pleasantly angled and held set up by blued screws. The rotor highlights two anchors introduced in help and a blue Ulysse Nardin logo.
The Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur is worn either on a croc tie or a steel arm band (with the blue-dialed rendition). The triple-collapsing fasten is pleasantly formed and finished.
Kudos to Ulysse Nardin and to its item group for this classy upgrade. The Torpilleur rocks and the brand has increased current standards extensively in the previous few months delivering some brilliant plans. The Torpilleur watches are likewise offered at lower costs, which makes this new model considerably more attractive. Retail costs are EUR 6,900, EUR 7,600 and EUR 17,900 separately for the steel on calfskin, steel on wristband and pink gold version. For more data, kindly visit www.ulyssenardin.com .
Technical details – Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur
- Case: 42 mm treated steel (or pink gold) – sapphire gem with AR covering – sapphire caseback – 5 ATM/50 m water resistant.
- Movement: Caliber UN-118 with automatic winding – 13”’ ¼ – 60 h power hold – 28,800 vibrations each hour – 50 gems – hours, minutes, seconds, date and force save sign. COSC affirmation. Ulysse Nardin certification.
- Strap: crocodile calfskin tie with collapsing clasp or steel bracelet
- Price: CHF/EUR 6,900 (steel on cowhide), CHF/EUR 7,600 (steel on wristband) and CHF/EUR 17,900 (pink gold)
- Reference: 1182-310/40, 1183-310/40 and 1183-310-7M/43