After the success launch of its Marine Torpilleur timepiece in 2017, Ulysse Nardin is now unveiling the Marine Torpilleur Military edition, a chronometer for a whole new generation of adventurer. Announced as a Pre-SIHH 2018 novelty, this timepiece is a direct descendant of the pocket chronometers prized by the sea captains of 19th or beginning of the 20th century, radically redesigned for a resolutely modern era.
Featuring the same Ulysse Nardin UN-118 in-house movement as the celebrated Marine Chronometer, the Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Military comes in two interpretations that take inspiration from the eternal elegance of vintage military timepieces. One with an eggshell white dial, whose outlined Arabic numerals enable quick reading of the time, matched by an elegant tan leather strap.
The other in chic black, with orange Arabic numerals and superluminova-coated hands – ideal for legibility in the dark – and attached to the wrist with a black strap with orange stitching. Both editions command respect with an oversized crown, and a formidable 44 mm case with a steel sand-blasted finish, water-resistant to 50 meters, and stamped on the back with the distinctive Torpilleur.
Remarkable for a more accessible chronometer, it is powered by the Ulysse Nardin UN-118 manufacture movement. Featuring the proprietary Silicium anchor escapement crafted in-house at the Swiss manufacture, it boasts both COSC certification and the Ulysse Nardin certificate, a double guarantee of the highest performance standards. A small seconds function at 6 o’clock is complemented by a red serial number, showing the timepiece’s status as one of only 300 in a limited edition.
The initials C.W. proudly proclaim it is a Chronometer Watch, referencing the military models of the past, whose design followed the strict codes of the armed forces.
CaliberUN-118, Ulysse Nardin certificate
In-house designed movement
Escapement, patented DIAMonSIL
Oscillator: patented inertial balance wheel I 10 with silicium hairspring
Power-Reserve: approximately 60 h
Small direct seconds at 6 o’clock
Case, dial and strap
Case: Stainless steel
Bezel: Fluted, stainless steel
Dial: Eggshell or black with Arabic numerals
Crown: Screw down security crown
Diameter of the case: 44 mm
Water-resistance: 50 m
Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Case-back: Stamped with a Torpilleur boat
Strap: Leather strap with folding buckle
€ 7’900.-, CHF 7’900.- (1183-320LE/60)
€ 7’900.-, CHF 7’900.- (1183-320LE/62)