With a long history of creating excellence and setting watchmaking benchmarks, Ulysse Nardin has forged ahead for over 170 years. Ulysse Nardin watches have won thousands of awards and even more fans for its unparalleled design and mechanical technology.
The Ulysse Nardin collection is centered in the quintessence of mechanical technology timelessly arrayed in nautical designs that take your breath away. Each inspired timepiece bends traditional watchmaking approaches with its legendary in-house developed and manufactured self-winding movement.
In 1846, in Le Locle, Switzerland, young watchmaker Ulysse Nardin had a vision of the future. Despite living miles from the sea, he was convinced of two things: a rising demand for marine and pocket chronometers, and his ability to meet that demand. He was right on both counts, and Ulysse Nardin navigational timepieces would come to set the standard for precision in both civil and military realms, that by the 1870s, over 50 navies and international shipping companies were equipped with Ulysse Nardin marine deck chronometers, providing sailors instruments for accuracy and efficiency across trades and continents.
Since then, Ulysse Nardin has continued to introduce iconic timepieces full of wonderful ingenuity and extraordinary technical achievement. Part of this achievement comes from the company’s determination to master every aspect of the craft in-house. This spirit of independence is behind the acquisition of master enamellers Donzé Cadrans, and control over production of high-tech materials like DIAMonSIL,as well as the many movements fully created and produced in-house. For more than 170 years, Ulysse Nardin has forged ahead, anchored in seafaring history with sights set firmly on the horizon, remaining steadfast in the pioneering precision that combines daring ingenuity with undeniable style.
by Frank Geelen