Last year, Ulysse Nardin presented the Marine Torpilleur (and later its sportier rendition, the Marine Torpilleur Military ), a very much idea, classy and all around valued interpretation of the notorious Marine DNA of the brand. Old style however not all that much, rearranged yet with incredible horological content, well manufactured… It immediately demonstrated to the be a triumphant recipe, as it is the brand’s current blockbuster. After the white and blue debut releases , it is the ideal opportunity for the Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur collection to develop, with new 2018 models.
Marine Chronometers are surely what best characterize the brand Ulysse Nardin. Since its initiation in 1846, the brand earned a standing for delivering extraordinary deck chronometers. Such deck clocks were not there only for beautifying purposes. They were vital components of route as, without current gadgets, for example, route systems, deck chronometers were the best way to calculate longitude adrift. The exactness and legibility of such watches were in fact capital – and Ulysse Nardin was probably the best maker in this field of action. Very few watch makers have shown such exhaustive dominance of the marine chronometer – and chronometry as a rule. This foundation is presently the base for the production of current, metropolitan propelled watches that offer recognition to the marine chronometer.
Antique marine chronometers by Ulysse Nardin (and more brands) generally included focal pear-molded hour and moment hands, a little second at 6 o’clock, a force save marker at 12 o’clock and a combination of a railroad minute track and lengthened Roman numerals. Every one of these components were utilized as a base to make the Marine Torpilleur . At first dispatched in 2017 with conventional white or blue dials (one being the characterizing shade of a marine chronometer and the other an unmistakable reference to the ocean), the Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur armada is presently supported with new releases for 2018.
The first of the two new forms introduced for the 2018 collection is a modern, yet exquisite store just form in tempered steel with a gunmetal dim dial – non-restricted however held to the official shops of the brand. The second release of the Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur to be presented for the current year has a more sumptuous 18k rose gold case and dark dial combination – and this model will be accessible at all retailers. The debut white and blue dial variants will, obviously, stay in the collection.
Both watches are advancements of a current model, implying that they share equivalent details and measurements. The case, in steel or rose gold, has been reshaped compared to the first Marine watches made by Ulysse Nardin – like this one . Somewhat more modest at 42mm, more ordinary gratitude to old style drags – not any more incorporated module at 12 and 6 o’clock – these watches are simpler on the wrist, and more appropriate for every day use. A portion of the mark components of UN watches have been kept, like the super flimsy fluted bezel and, obviously, the dial layout.
New versions here methods new tones. The steel, store just form of the Marine Torpilleur shows a decent, brushed gunmetal dim dial while the rose gold rendition has an exemplary dark dial (likewise brushed). The two watches have rose gold-shaded hands and lengthened white Roman numerals. Compared to antique marine deck-timekeepers, the dial show is fundamentally the same as, except for the date situated at the lower part of the little seconds sub-dial. The steel/dark model is especially engaging once lashed on the wrist and adds a contemporary touch to the Marine concept.
Under the hood of the Marine Torpilleur is a notable and “very-UN” development, the calibre UN-118 – a development found in different watches of the brand, with or without complications. This programmed type has been created by UN and is delivered in-house. It has a comfortable 60-hour power hold and highlights a few present day innovations, for example, the
The Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur is worn on a gator leather lash with a collapsing clasp (coordinating the case material). These new forms add a cutting edge or more extravagant feel to this generally alluring model. The steel shop just form (ref. 1183-310/42-BQ) will be evaluated at EUR 6,900. The 18k rose gold rendition (ref. 1182-310/42) will be estimated at EUR 17,900. More subtleties on www.ulysse-nardin.com .