Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer
Ulysse Nardin was one of the pioneering Swiss brands in chronometer production starting in 1846 and the company’s anchor logo still recalls that legacy. Today, the closest a Ulysse Nardin is getting to ocean navigation is probably on the wrist of a Monaco maxi-yacht owner but that hasn’t stopped the company from keeping up its heritage of accuracy. Their new Original Marine Chronometer Series is a new 99-piece, limited-edition watch that will only be sold in Ulysse Nardin boutiques.
The watch’s 45 mm stainless-steel case is water resistant to 200 meters and coated with what UN calls “Blacktop, ” a high-tech, amorphous, black-carbon coating that should provide some measure of scratch resistance to the case.
The crown is also coated, but with grippy red rubber. The rubber strap has blacked-out titanium inserts and a folding clasp.
Inside the Original Chronometer Series is the caliber UN-118, an entirely in-house-designed movement with 50 jewels, 60 hours of power reserve, and Ulysse Nardin’s impressive DIAMonSIL escapement made from a composite of diamond and silicon for friction resistance and a silicium hairspring that is immune to magnetic influence.
On the dial side, there is a small seconds display, round date window at 6 o'clock and a power reserve gauge at 12 o'clock. The date is correctable forward or backwards – a nice feature.
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Ulysse Nardin was born in Le Locle, Switzerland in 1823. Following in his father s footsteps, he trained as a remonteur…Read More