This spring, Ulysse Nardin pays tribute to its military heritage by expanding its Marine Torpilleur Military collection with two new models in khaki and bronze – two military-style limited editions of 300 pieces each, which are at once formal and relaxed, urban and adventurous, elegant and liberated.
Dynamic curves and a clear military stature mark the identity of these two new contemporary watches proposed in a full black version in black DLC with black dial and a khaki “trellis fabric” strap, and a bronze version with midnight blue dial. The choice of bronze, a metal discovered in 3000 B.C. and widely used throughout naval history around the world for its robustness (propellers, diving suits, etc.), makes perfect sense. Non-magnetic, bronze is highly resistant to corrosion thanks to the phenomenon of oxidation, which forms a protective oxide surface layer once stabilized. As such, each case naturally wears with use, ensuring a unique relationship between owner and timepiece. The Military Bronze model features a stainless-steel case back to avoid any risk of allergies.
Water resistant up to 50 meters and stamped with the iconic Torpilleur torpedo ship on the case back, both editions are housed in a majestic crown and a 44 mm case. Equipped with the Manufacture UN-118 movement and a silicon anchor escapement, the model is COSC certified. The small seconds, located at 6 o’clock, is embellished with the individual number in red. The model, engraved with the initials C.W. (“Chronometer Watch”) proudly displays its reference to military chronometers of the past, whose designs strictly adhered to the codes of the armed forces.