Dating back to 1846, Ulysse Nardin founded his eponymous watch company, inspired by the movement of the sea and the quest for continuous innovation. Drawing on the energy and constant flow of the ocean, the Ulysse Nardin was designed with a nautical spirit and a practical purpose. At the time of the branding, one of a captain’s most prized possessions was actually his pocket watch. Not surprisingly, this Nautical Observatory watch made by Ulysse Nardin became the coveted watch of naval officers and captains around the world. Due to the precision and efficiency of their instruments, their marine deck observatories are widely used by more than 50 navies and international shipping companies. As the company has grown over the years,
Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpileur
With such a bold and meaningful history, Ulysse Nardin continues to innovate and excel in the art of watchmaking. Their latest version is an evolution of the classic marine observatory, the Marine Torpilleur. This new generation of timepieces is built for the modern era with a correspondingly lighter and thinner construction. Despite a modern update, it maintains the quality, craftsmanship and functionality so sought after in Ulysse Nardin. At the heart of this watch is the in-house designed UN-118 caliber movement with a patented inertial balance. The Marine Torpilleur has a power reserve of 60 hours with an indicator at 12 o’clock. In addition, this timepiece features small seconds and a circular date window at 6 o’clock. To ensure the watch can withstand the sea, it is water resistant to 50m.
The aesthetics of the Marine Torpilleur are similar to the Marine Chronometer using Ulysses’ classic Roman numeral markers and a pronounced UN dial. This special version is available in 18k rose gold or stainless steel with a striking fluted bezel. The gold version has a white dial, while the stainless steel version is available in white or blue. With a diameter of 42 mm, the watch subtly displays a presence.
Launch of the fake Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Chronograph of the Year, a reference to early 20th century pocket watches used by scientists, racing drivers and Olympic timekeepers
It has been around for at least 85 years in one form or another.
The Chronograph of the Year is a fascinating collection of complications. The Marine Torpilleur Annual Chronograph can tell the time from the month and date to 1/10th of a second. With a design not too different from a standard chronograph, a lot of information can be gathered. No wonder the annual calendar was one of Ulysse Nardin’s earliest hits. Because of its ability to reduce time to 1/10th of a second, it served as a timekeeper at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. This new model is an improvement on Ochs & Junior’s Ludwig Oechslin’s 1996 design that gave rise to the UN-150 movement. All aspects of the almanac data can be easily adjusted using the crown for the convenience of the wearer.
Like other fake men watches in the Torpilleur collection, this watch is available in blue and white dial versions. Roman numerals add elegance to the overall aesthetic; in the 1930s it was largely seen as a tool watch. Pocket watch motifs are featured throughout the Torpilleur collection, especially the annual chronographs – after all, this precise design package can be found on almost all 30s and 40s racing car dashboards.
Brand: ULYSSE NARDIN watch
Model: Marine Torpilleur Chronograph of the Year
Reference numbers: 1533-320LE-3A-175/1A (brown strap, blue dial), 1533-320LE-3A-175/1B (blue strap, blue dial), 1533-320LE-0A-175/ 1A (brown strap, white dial), 1533-320LE-0A-175/1B (white dial, blue strap)
Diameter: 44 mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Dial color: white, blue
Marker: Roman Numerals
Lumens: Not suitable for waterproofing
Strap / Strap: Leather Strap
Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds, date, chronograph (HMS) and annual calendar
Power reserve: 52 hours on
Frequency: 28,800 times/hour
Jewelry: 53 gems