Ulysse Nardin Marine Regatta

The start of a regatta is pure adrenalin. You’re stooging around trying to keep your eyes on the imaginary starting line between the jury boat and the buoy, as well as on the other boats, and then there is a series of signals, for example one at five minutes from the start, signalled by raising…

Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronograph Artemis Racing

Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronograph Artemis Racing

The Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronograph Artemis Racing celebrates the brand’s partnership with America’s Cup team Artemis Racing, and it gets some good stuff from the deal. The Artemis Racing logo is very effective and it appears on one of the metal elements on the rubber strap, and on the 30-minute chronograph at 9 o’clock. There…

Ulysse Nardin SuperCat table clock

Table clocks give brands the chance to do stuff they can’t do in wristwatches, because there is much more space, and no ergonomic restrictions. MB&F’s Melchior is a good example, and now Ulysse Nardin have created a futuristic table sculpture, the SuperCat. The SuperCat was presented at Baselworld in March 2016, but it is a…

Ulysse Nardin Jade in stainless steel

Jade is one of the few women’s watches to have been designed with specific consideration for female users. According to legend, it was Chai Schnyder (at that time chairwoman of Ulysse Nardin) who asked her husband Rolf Schnyder (then president and CEO) for the crown function selector and indicator back in 2002. Its main characteristic…

Ulysse Nardin Classico America

Ulysse Nardin Classico America

Ulysse Nardin are sponsoring the America’s Cup team Artemis, and this watch Classico America celebrates the sponsorship agreement, along with the history of the race itself. It depicts the schooner America, which won a regatta around the Isle of Wight organized annually by the Royal Yacht Squadron. America had been built by John Cox Stevens,…

Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronograph Hammerhead Shark

Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronograph Hammerhead Shark

For the first time in the Diver collection by Ulysse Nardin, this watch has an in-house movement, the UN-150. There are two versions, both limited editions, with 300 pieces in steel, and 99 pieces in rose gold. The hammerhead shark was chosen as a motif because the hammerhead is a gentle shark, but has a…

Ulysse Nardin FreakWing

The Freak by Ulysse Nardin is a bit like Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, in that there is so much to understand that you can only stand in awe at what it achieves. In the case of the Freak, the genius was Ludwig Oechslin who designed the first Freak, presented at Baselworld in 2001. The concept…

Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon

Without doubt one of the 2016 watchmaking highlights, the Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon by Ulysse Nardin is like having a J-class yacht on your wrist. With teak decking and a boom indicating the minutes, pulled by tiny cables running through pulleys, like the ropes on a sailing boat, the watch is an unusual concept, beautifully…

Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronograph Annual Calendar

Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronograph Annual Calendar

The Marine Chronograph Annual Calendar is a typical Ulysse Nardin product, in that it offers a lot of innovation and originality at a comparatively low price. It has an in-house chronograph movement, and an annual calendar that can be adjusted forwards and backwards, a system invented by Ludwig Oechslin. All at a price of €11,900…

Ulysse Nardin Classico Manufacture review

The 170th Anniversary Limited Edition Classico Manufacture by Ulysse Nardin has a dial layout that reflects the earliest pocket watches, with subdial at 6 o’clock. Blue is still very much the watch fashion colour and so the hands and strap are a bright mid-sea blue. The date is carefully camouflaged in the continuous seconds subdial…

Ulysse Nardin Executive Lady

Ulysse Nardin have an impressive ability to make watches that look very different to most and that incorporate a lot of design thought. The Executive Lady, a model first introduced in 1996, is a watch for women in three stylish colours with a lot of diamond glitter on bezel and dial, but nonetheless it has…

Ulysse Nardin Marine Perpetual

In this watch, Ulysse Nardin does a lot of new stuff and presents it with a remarkable degree of understatement. Each of the watches is encircled by baguette diamonds, or coloured sapphires, but the particular setting technique and the fact that the stainless steel case, 45.8 mm in diameter, is coated in matt black rubber…

Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer Manufacture Ladies

The Marine Chronometer series by Ulysse Nardin comprises mostly men’s models, but the two new pieces for this year are limited editions for women. A comparison between the men’s piece closest to these two new watches shows that they are very similar (see photo below), with the same 43 mm diameter case, the same dial…

Ulysse Nardin Lady Diver Starry Night

Ulysse Nardin deserve commendation for creating a diver’s watch for women that is not just a scaled-down version of a men’s diver. It is a curious concept, because though it presents certain features typical of a diver’s watch – principally the unidirectional rotating bezel and screw-down crown – they don’t seem to have any real…

Ulysse Nardin Gold Highlights Marine Diver

This is a watch with a lot of history behind it. The watch in something like its present configuration was launched by Ulysse Nardin in about 2000 and has since been made in many different models, but its origin runs right back to its 19th-century deck chronometers. In the photo below (from the book Ulysse…

Two watches for sex maniacs

Just like the two watches by Louis Moinet and Ulysse Nardin dedicated to oil barons that I wrote about a few days ago, these two pieces, by Richard Mille and Ulysse Nardin, are designed for another “captive audience,” men who have one thing on their minds. In their press release, Richard Mille says apologetically “Erotic…

Ulysse Nardin Stranger Vivaldi

Watches can play music in several ways. The most common is the minute repeater, which has up to four gongs, but the music that you can play on four notes is limited to things like the Westminster chimes. This watch by Ulysse Nardin is a modern version of a historic idea, a musical box combined…

Ulysse Nardin Hourstriker Oil Pump

Rather like the goat watches released earlier this year, this piece is aimed at a specific market, the oil barons of Russia, the United States and the Middle East. The dial is the inky black of crude oil, and the case and oil pumps are in gold or platinum. Strikes oil… and the hours The…