Focus: Ulysse Nardin

Marine Torpilleur Military

CASE : DLC-coated stainless steel or bronze (with stainless steel caseback), back stamped with a torpedo boat, waterresistant to 50m, screw-lock crown


MOVEMENT : mechanical self-winding (UN Caliber 118, 60h power reserve), patented inertial escapement with silicon hairspring, COSC-certified

FUNCTIONS : hours, minutes, date, small seconds

DIAL : black or dark blue

STRAP : dark blue leather or khaki fabric, stainless steel or bronze buckle

Bronze and silicon torpedo ship

The consistently contemporary, even avant-garde design characterizing the Ulysse Nardin style does not prevent the brand from cultivating certain chapters of its heritage that won over an entire generation. In this case, that of the 20th century naval officers who held the Ulysse Nardin chronometers in high esteem. Two limited series now pay tribute to them in the Marine Torpilleur Military collection, featuring a style as direct and minimalist as that distinguishing the military garb of torpedo destroyers. While their exterior significantly modifies the appearance of their respective personalities – one with a midnight blue dial and bronze case and the other in black DLC steel with a black dial, – their intrinsic qualities display the same rigorous watchmaking approach in the shape of a Manufacture movement chronometer-certified by the COSC, equipped with patented inertial escapement and silicon hairspring.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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