This spring, Ulysse Nardin pays tribute to its military heritage by expanding its Marine Torpilleur Military collection with two new models in khaki and bronze – two military-style limited editions of 300 pieces each, which are at once formal and relaxed, urban and adventurous, elegant and liberated.
Dynamic curves and a clear military stature mark the identity of these two new contemporary watch dynamos – two interpretations that embody the timeless elegance of the military timepieces of yesteryear.
Originally featuring either an off-white “eggshell” dial to match a vintage-style light brown leather strap, or a black back-ground with orange Arabic numerals and a black strap with stitching in the same orange of the luminescent indexes, these two new editions are propelled to the forefront of UlysseNardin: a full black version in black DLC with black dial, touches of khaki on the indexes and a khaki “trellis fabric” strap, and a bronze version – an “evolving” material – with midnight blue dial.
The choice of bronze, a metal discovered in 3000 B.C. and widely used throughout naval history around the world for its robustness (propellers, diving suits, etc.), makes perfect sense.
Non-magnetic, bronze is highly resistant to corrosion thanks to the phenomenon of oxidation, which forms a protective oxide surface layer once stabilized. As such, each case naturally wears with use, ensuring a unique relationship between owner and timepiece. The Military Bronze model features a stainless-steel case back to avoid any risk of allergies.
Water resistant up to 50 meters and stamped with the iconic Torpilleur torpedo ship on the case back, both editions are housed in a majestic crown and a 44 mm case.
Equipped with the Manufacture UN-118 movement and a silicon anchor escapement, the model is COSC certified.
The small seconds, located at 6 o’clock, is embellished with the individual number in red. The model, engraved with the initials C.W. (“Chronometer Watch”) proudly displays its reference to military chronometers of the past, whose designs strictly adhered to the codes of the armed forces.
1183-320LE_BLACK or 1187-320LE 63
Patented inertial escapement I 10 with silicon hairspring
Power reserve: Approximately 60 hours
Chronometer certified by the COSC
Small seconds and round date aperture at 6 o’clock
Date corrector towards the front or back
Black DLC stainless steel or Bronze
Bezel Black DLC stainless steel or Bronze
Crown Screw-down safety crown
Diameter: 44 mm
Water resistance: 50 m
Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Case back: Stamped with a torpedo ship; In stainless steel for the bronze version
Black or Dark blue
Strap in khaki or dark blue fabric
Clasp: Black DLC stainless steel or Bronze
1187-320LE/63: 8’900 USD
1183-320LE_BLACK: 7’900 USD