Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur 42mm Blue | LE175
In celebration of 175 years of Ulysse Nardin comes the new Marine Torpilleur Collection. The sharp blue in-house enameled dial of the limited edition Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur showcases the impressive Grand Feu technique, a delicate art-form. This is thanks to the company’s collaboration with Donzé Cadrans, an independent enameling workshop based in Le Locle, Switzerland, acquired by the manufacture in 2011. Ulysse Nardin has been able to constantly innovate and improve on this artisanal technique, which requires that over 90% of the process to be done by hand. Ulysse Nardin masters this métier d’art like no other watchmaker anywhere, including the technique of Grand Feu enamel and cloisonné, in which a design is created by filling in a wire outline with colored enamels.
Limited edition of 175 pieces.
Brown Strap - Ref. 1183-310LE-3AE-175/1A
Blue Strap - Ref. 1183-310LE-3AE-175/1B
This watch and the others in this new collection replicate all of the codes of a traditional Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer, when, in the early days, a marine chronometer cost the equivalent of one-third of the price of the entire sea-worthy vessel. Their cathedral hands, Roman numerals and indication of how much longer they will keep ticking before needing to be worn or wound, are all direct descendants of the first designs produced by Ulysse Nardin. With massive 60-hours power reserve, these novel models represent the successful technological advances made upon the original chronometers, which needed to be wound but were streamlined to keep working precisely in order to count the seconds that tick by day after day, during the voyage.
The Marine Torpilleur model, launched in 2017, is an avatar of Ulysse Nardin’s roots and history, joining the long line of illustrious Marine Collection chronometers of the 19th century when explorers roamed the oceans with their deck chronometers. The watch that today most embodies this innovative and far-thinking creativity is the Marine Torpilleur. To celebrate this momentous 175th anniversary, Ulysse Nardin has widely enlarged its collection of the Marine Torpilleur with two new movements, complications, chronographs, and enameled dials. All the novelties are produced in limited editions and bear the signature “Chronometry since 1846” at 6 o’clock on the small seconds counter and a lightened minutes circle compared to the core collection.
UN-118 Manufacture movement
COSC automatic self-winding movement
- Hours/minutes/seconds and date
- Balance spring in Silicium
- Escapement wheel & anchor in Diamonsil
Stainless Steel polished & satin finish
Open sapphire case back
- Diameter 42 mm
- Height 11.73mm
- New blue Grand Feu enamel dial by Donzé Cadrans
- Double counters with power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock and small seconds with date at 6 o’clock
- “Chronometry since 1846” signature on the small second counter
- Rhodium-finish hands
Power Reserve (H)
Brown or blue alligator strap
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