Ulysse Nardin has expanded its Marine Torpilleur series by introducing a new dual time watch. This timepiece is equipped with the in-house UN-334 movement.
In 1994, Ludwig Oechslin invented the GMT± functions for Ulysse Nardin, offering two push-pieces,“+”and“-”, used to instantly change the time-zone of the hour hand, while the “reference time” aperture at 9 o’clock continually displays the home time. Then, in 2014, Ulysse Nardin introduced the UN-334, the first manufacture calibre fitted with the GMT ± function, in the Dual Time Manufacture timepiece.
The new Marine Torpilleur Dual Time offers the technical advantages of the UN-334 manufacture calibre and the vintage DNA of the Marine Chronometer (fluted bezel, counter and Roman numeral hour-markers).
The movement offers hour, minute and small seconds functions at 6 o’clock, and a large date in a double aperture at 2 o’clock, which can be adjusted in both directions.
While the “home time” display operates continually over a 24-hour period in an aperture at 9o ’clock, the small hand can be moved forward or backward very easily to the local time using the “+”and“-” push-pieces at 8 o’clock and 10 o’clock. To top off the refined mechanics, the calendar function syncs automatically no matter the direction of the adjustment.
Like all of Ulysse Nardin’s manufacture calibres, the UN-334 incorporates silicium technology, with the escapement wheel, anchor and balance-spring all made from this metalloid, which offers non-magnetic, elastic and durable properties to guarantee the utmost accuracy. It has a power reserve of 48 hours.
The Marine Torpilleur Dual Time 44mm watch in a polished and satin-finished stainless steel case offers a water resistance to 50 meters. This model has a sunray satin-finished blue dial.
The timepiece is fitted with a blue alligator-skin strap with a steel folding clasp and is also compatible with a fabric strap with a velcro fastening.
Model: Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Dual Time
UN-334 self-winding manufacture movement
Silicium escapement wheel, anchor and balance-spring
Frequency: 4Hz/ 28,800 vib/h
Power reserve: 48hours
Hours, minutes, small seconds, Dual Time, large date
Polished and satin-finished stainless steel
Case back: Open stainless steel case back with sapphire crystal
Blue sunray satin-finished
Small seconds at 6o’clock
Dual Time at 9o’clock
Large date at 2o’clock
Blue alligator-skin strap
Stainless steel folding clasp
Compatible with fabric strap with Velcro fastening
CHF10,900/ EUR10,400/ USD11,500/ GBP9,540