Ulysse Nardin has introduced two new limited edition models in its Marine Torpilleur Military family of watches. Inspired by the pocket chronometers prized by the sea captains of 19th and early 20th century, and vintage military timepieces, the new additions feature bronze or black DLC-coated cases.
First unveiled in 2017, the first models of the collection were 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.
Like the first two in the family, the two new watches also feature a 44 mm wide case. While one has a grained bronze case, the other has matte grained black DLC case. The Military Bronze model features a stainless-steel case back to avoid any risk of allergies. Water resistant to 50 meters, the case has an oversized crown, a fluted bezel, and the closed caseback is stamped with a Torpilleur boat etching. While the Military Bronze has been available for pre-order on the Ulysse Nardin website since last February, this is the first time it is being sold offline.
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.
While the bronze model has a midnight blue dial with contrasting white Arabic numerals, the black DLC version has a matching black dial with khaki green Arabic numerals for a more stealth look. The small seconds is located at 6 o’clock, and a red serial number printed in the sub-seconds dial shows the timepiece’s status as one of only 300 in a limited edition.. The initials C.W. ("Chronometer Watch”) on the dial is a preference to military chronometers of the past.
While the bronze edition is paired with a navy blue fabric strap, the black DLC number is fitted with a khaki green fabric strap emphasising the watch’s military roots.
While Ulysee Nardin hasn’t mentioned the price yet (we will update the story as soon as receive them), the first two models were priced at $9,160 (AED33,639).