As a vital object in the 19th century voyage, the nautical timepiece has developed rapidly under the influence of naval warfare and commerce, and has become a symbolic tool to promote the progress of human civilization. To this day, in the creation of watches, there are still many watches inspired by the sea and sailing, making the time-honored device shine again. The Ulysse Nardin watch brand, which has a close connection with navigation, is one of the outstanding watches. In 2018, after the successful launch of the brand’s Marine series Torpilleur Chronometer, the Ulysse Nardin watch launched a Chronometer watch for a new generation of explorers, reinterpreting the unique style of the new era. The new timepiece has two models, the ivory white dial and the black dial. Below we take the black dial as an example, let’s enjoy the Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer Torpilleur 44mm Automatic Wristwatch 1183-320LE/62 together.
Classical Style from Marine
Inspired by the captain’s exclusive pocket watch from the end of the 19th century to the early twentieth century, the new watch is presented in a classic and unique design with a large-scale sandblasted steel case and a big stainless steel crown, making a perfect combination between the classic and modern fashion. Under the circumstance, every detail of the new New Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Chronometer 1183-320LE/62 shows a steady stream of vitality, but also a military medal design. Whether it is ivory white or black, it reveals a sense of classical fashion, giving people a bright eye.
Under the action of the sand blasting process, the 44 mm steel case has a temperament of years, and even the touch texture is completely different from the traditional case. The material bezel is designed with a side coin groove and a rounded case. The lugs are slightly curved, making it more conformable to the wearer’s wrist and ergonomically designed.
On the other side of the engraved brand LOGO crown, there is a unique number for the watch, demonstrating the wearer’s distinguished identity and the uniqueness of the watch.
The simple and stylish black dial with orange Arabic numerals and luminous hands makes the time indications more eye-catching and easy to read in the dark.
The track-type small seconds sub-dial is located at the 6 o’clock position of the watch. It also has a red watch number, which echoes the side, indicating the serial number of the watch in a limited edition of 300 watches, reproducing the unique characteristics of the watch. The word C.W. below is the abbreviation of Chronometer Watch, which reproduces the medal of the Chronometer watch. This design refers to past military watches and must follow strict military force codes.
A unique torpedo boat is engraved on the back cover, matching the theme of the Marine theme. It also carries the UN-118 self-produced movement with the brand’s iconic Marine Chronometer watch, and has a silicon anchor escapement exclusively created by the Ulysse Nardin watch factory. The watch has a 60-hour power reserve and a 50-meter life waterproof rating.
It is matched with a black leather strap with the same color stitching as the time stamp, blending with the dial surface to reveal the overall aesthetic features. And a folding buckle with the same material as the case is connected to make the watch more convenient to wear.
Summary: The new Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer Torpilleur 44mm Automatic Timepiece brings together more than 170 years of watchmaking essence, precise timing and excellent performance. And it leaves people a deep impression by virtue of its chic and exquisite design as well as retro and tough style.