Introducing – Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur, A Well-Thought-Out Facelift of the Emblematic Marine Collection

By rolex
April 5, 2021
5 min read

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. In view of this, Ulysse Nardin discloses the Marine Torpilleur, a thoroughly examined facelift revitalizing the brand’s meaningful 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 central logical undertakings. Accuracy timekeeping presented a significant jump in route and the marine chronometer got perhaps the most basic of every single shipboard instrument. In the city of Le Locle, in the Jura Mountains, Ulysse Nardin acquired a standing for delivering outstanding deck chronometers. Not many watch makes have shown such exhaustive authority of the marine chronometer – and chronometry in general.

An illustration of antique marine chronometer fabricated by Ulysse Nardin – perceive how the showcase and style can be discovered again in present day 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 enormous, intensely furnished ships. With the Marine Torpilleur, Ulysse Nardin presents a lighter, more slender form 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 embraced an ethos of ‘toning it down would be ideal’. 42mm in breadth, the updated case includes a fixed, flimsy fluted bezel, while a meager spine outlines the dial (a lot more slender than in the past models, which has a gigantic effect). The case likewise includes lighter, prolonged drags. 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 prolonged Roman numerals, which are profoundly intelligible. These are combined with blued or rhodium covered poire style hands. The style and spread out is straightforwardly enlivened 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 pleasant touch.

The Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur is fueled by the high-grade programmed type UN-118. This cutting edge 13”’ ¼ type ticks at 28,800 vibrations each hour with a force save of 50 hours. Totally planned and made in-house, it coordinates 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 manufactured precious stone, an innovation that permits components to be formed explicitly for cutting edge ideas. Among different focal points, it is sans grease and broadens toughness altogether. The oscillator is held under a full equilibrium scaffold and it includes a variable inactivity offset wheel flexible with 4 screws and a silicon hairspring.

Naturally, given the motivation of the watch, it is a chronometer and its exactness is ensured with a COSC ‘release de marche’. While this qualifies the brand for print ‘Chronometre’ on the dial, the development has likewise gone through Ulysse Nardin’s own tough accreditation measure. Presented in 2012, this inner quality certificate is a 7-day measure comprising of a wide 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 overall quite perfect. The extensions are brightened with roundabout Geneva stripes, pleasantly sloped 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 crocodile tie or a steel wristband (with the blue-dialed rendition). The triple-collapsing fasten is pleasantly molded and finished.

Kudos to Ulysse Nardin and to its item group for this elegant update. The Torpilleur rocks and the brand has increased present expectations impressively in the previous few months delivering some eminent plans. The Torpilleur watches are additionally offered at lower costs, which makes this new model significantly more attractive. Retail costs are EUR 6,900, EUR 7,600 and EUR 17,900 individually for the steel on calfskin, steel on arm band and pink gold version. For more data, kindly visit www.ulyssenardin.com .


Technical details – Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur 

  • Case: 42 mm hardened steel (or pink gold) – sapphire precious stone with AR covering – sapphire caseback –  5 ATM/50 m water resistant.
  • Movement: Caliber UN-118 with automatic winding – 13”’ ¼ – 60 h power save – 28,800 vibrations each hour – 50 gems – hours, minutes, seconds, date and force hold sign. COSC confirmation. Ulysse Nardin certification.
  • Strap: gator cowhide lash with collapsing clasp or steel bracelet
  • Price: CHF/EUR 6,900 (steel on calfskin), 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