ULYSSE NARDIN – MARINE TORPILLEUR MILITARY
Officer’s watches stand out through a shared style, providing optimal readability and easy setting. The brand has revisited this watchmaking classic and equipped it with a powerful movement.
Ulysse Nardin offers us a fresh glimpse into its watchmaking world, where the focus is on precision. The Marine Torpilleur model released this year is now available in an original version called the Military. This version gains in simplicity with the disappearance of the power reserve indicator, the date counter and the replacement of the Roman numerals. As its name implies, the timepiece borrows its aesthetic codes from army pocket watches from the early 20th century.
So it has a large 44mm-wide steel case housing a beige or black dial and extra-large Arabic numerals with luminous coating. A couple of Roskopf pear-shaped hands indicate the numerals. The time information is all wonderfully readable, and the bezel and crown are fluted to make handling easier. The composition is rounded off by a running seconds hand at 6 o’clock. The red series number is a reminder that this edition is limited to just 300 pieces.
The Marine Torpilleur Military comes with a cutting-edge mechanism. With its silicon anchor escapement, the automatic movement is certified as a chronometer by the rigorous Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC). The calibre UN-118 developed by the brand provides a generous power reserve of 60 hours.
Depending on the versions, the watch is worn on a comfortable and elegant brown or black leather strap, adorned with a folding clasp.
Price: 7,900 CHF
By Dan Diaconu