The two new timepieces from the popular Marine Torpilleur fleet in classic black and gunmetal grey are every bit as sleek and streamlined as the navy destroyer class of torpedo boats from which they take their name.
Initially launched in 2017 with white or blue dials, the Marine Torpilleur fleet is now reinforced with two stunning new editions: rose gold with black and gold dial; and a boutique-only version in stainless steel with grey dial. Elegantly elongated Roman numerals mark the hours. The graceful, poire-style hands are in rose gold colour, as are the ‘Haut’ (high) and ‘Bas’ (low) indications of the power reserve. The crown is screw-down and engraved with the Ulysse Nardin logo. The small seconds counter at 6 o’clock encircles the date window and the “1846” logo—a stylish nod to the year the house was founded. The luxury straps are in perfectly matched alligator.
Inspired by Ulysse Nardin’s marine heritage yet fully modernized for daily urban wear, the Marine Torpilleur is supremely comfortable on the wrist and a delight to the eye. A true Captain’s chronometer, COSC and Ulysse Nardin Certified, it represents contemporary watch design in its finest hour—the culmination of generations of craftsmanship and savoir-faire.
“A less formal, more contemporary version of the iconic Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer, the Marine Torpilleur is aimed at a younger clientele.” said Patrick Pruniaux, Chief Executive Officer of Ulysse Nardin.
Powered by the Marine Chronometer’s self-winding in-house UN-118 movement with 60-hour power reserve (indicated on a counter at 12 o’clock) and proprietary Silicium anchor escapement, the 42mm case has been completely redesigned, with lighter, more elongated lugs, a thinner fluted fixed bezel, and a much thinner flange framing the dial.