\\ Text Maria Amélia Pires
\\ Photography Direitos Reservados

Ulysse Nardin - Marine Torpilleur

In the 19th century, when explorers plied the oceans, the small pocket chronograph was the favoured timepiece of captains and also the reflection of their reputation, whether on land or at sea. The pocket chronographs created by Ulysse Nardin were always highly coveted by naval officers and by the captains of merchant ships.

It was with this historic heritage and naval tradition in mind that the Swiss brand created the Marine Torpilleur, a modern, light model of the already iconic Marine collection. The Marine Torpilleur from Ulysse Nardin soon became a benchmark piece in design and in technical expertise. Named thus to pay homage to the small ships, the skill and speed of which enabled them to compete with ships of large dimensions, the model is dedicated to anyone deciding their own destiny, to modern day explorers. Lighter and slimmer than the legendary Marine Chronometre from Ulysse Nardin, the Marine Torpilleur brings a burst of contemporary charm and youth to the collection. The Torpilleur is fitted with a UN-118 automatic movement, a patented DIAMonSIL escapement and oscillator, and silicium spring, offering a 60-hour power reserve. In addition to boasting COSC certification, the model meets the strict performance criteria of the Certificat de Ulysse Nardin. The design is sophisticated and true to the features of the Marine collection: Roman numerals, red-engraved iconic logo «1846» and the shapes of the hands. The small seconds and date counters are positioned at 6 o’clock, while the power reserve indicator is at 12 o’clock. The Marine Torpilleur has a 42-mm case, in rose gold or steel and is available with two dials of different colours (white or navy blue), protected by sapphire glass. Sophistication and modernity are the guiding forces of these contemporary explorers, whether urban, or oceangoing. This exceptional, modern and innovative model thus joins the prestigious family of Marine chronometers.