A NEW ARMADA
Inspired by the previous marine chronometers, the collection is being expanded at the end of this year with three new models, each equipped with a remarkable complication or mechanism.
Travelers in search of excellence are in for a treat. The Marine Torpilleur Dual Time by Ulysse Nardin provides an attractive alternative to a second time zone display. Here, no additional hand is added to overburden the presentation. Instead, it is replaced by an aperture at 9 o’clock. Reading is thus immediate. The self-winding movement UN-334 with 48 hours of power reserve, also orchestrates a large date located at 2 o’clock. The caliber is housed in a 44mm steel case. Two discreet push-buttons placed in the case middle facilitate setting the watch.
The Marine Torpilleur Phase de Lune retains the same aesthetic features, including an hour circle made up of elongated Roman numerals, and plays the elegance card with its 42mm-diameter rose gold case. This precious material is also employed for the pair of hour and minute hands as well as for the oscillating weight. On a magnificent white varnished dial, the moon progresses within the small second at 6 o’clock. The power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock provides information on the energy still available over the 60 hours. The ensemble is powered by the automatic UN-119 caliber with Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) certification. As for the Marine Torpilleur Tourbillon Grand Feu, on its Grand Feu enamel dial, the flying tourbillon of the automatic UN-128 caliber executes its gyrations with precision. While the previous version unveiled on the occasion of the manufacturer’s 175th anniversary was crafted around a rose gold case, for this version, Ulysse Nardin opted for a steel case, still 42mm in diameter.