ULYSSE NARDIN – MARINE TORPILLEUR
A TORPEDO ON YOUR WRIST
Lighter and slimmer than Ulysse Nardin’s star Marine Chronometer model, the new Marine Torpilleur has all the assets it needs to win over quality watch enthusiasts.
Ulysse Nardin was inspired by 19th century pocket watches for naval officers and ship captains as well as its own contemporary Marine Chronometer to design the new Marine Torpilleur. This blend of styles has gone into making a lightweight, slim, easy-to-wear watch at a relatively affordable price (the least expensive is around 7000 EUR).
There are three versions of the Marine Torpilleur including two metals (steel and rose gold), two dial colours (pure white and petrol blue) and two strap types (alligator-style leather and steel links).
The new model by Ulysse Nardin may be named after a speedy little warship armed with torpedoes to sink enemy ships and submarines but it has no ties to violence of any kind. The torpedo boat’s agility and flexibility are all that have gone into the watch.
Both the white and blue dial have large black or white Roman hour numerals. Two blue or silver pear-shape hands in the middle track the hours and minutes whilst the seconds counter lies off-centre at 6 surrounded by a white date display. Another counter at 12 features the power reserve (60 hours) fuelled by the self-winding and COSC-certified UN-118 calibre.
Price: 6,900 CHF (steel) – 7,600 CHF (steel on steel) – 17,000 CHF (rose gold)
By Sharmila Bertin