Earlier this year, Ulysee Nardin unveiled the Marine Torpilleur - a lighter, thinner version of its emblematic Marine Chronometer. This was a watch for a younger, less formal age and suited to everyday wear. And now ahead of SIHH 2018 in January, the Le-Locle brand has unveiled the Marine Torpilleur Military edition.
Inspired by the pocket chronometers prized by the sea captains of 19th and early 20th century and vintage military timepieces, this new limited edition timepiece is available in two versions – one with an eggshell white dial with beige Arabic numerals and the other in matte black, with orange Arabic numerals and SuperLuminova-coated hands.
A small seconds is placed at 6 o’clock with a red serial number, showing the timepiece’s status as one of only 300 in a limited edition. The initials C.W. refer to the fact that this is a Chronometer Watch; a nod to the military models of the past, whose design followed the strict codes of the armed forces.
Both editions are cased in an imposing 44 mm stainless steel case. Water resistant to 50 meters, the case has an oversized crown, a fluted bezel and sports a sandblasted finish, emphasizing its military roots. The closed caseback is stamped with a Torpilleur boat etching and both models are paired with a leather strap fitted with a folding buckle.
The COSC-certified UN-118 manufacture movement is the engine that powers this watch. Featuring the proprietary Silicium anchor escapement made in-house, it has a power reserve of approximately 60 hours. Apart from the COSC certification, the movement also has the Ulysse Nardin certificate, a double guarantee of its performance.
Ulysee Nardin has a tradition of making marine chronometers that has stretched over 170 years. Naval captains and explorers have used these chronometers widely over the years. This limited edition timepiece is priced at $9,160 (AED33,639).