The Marine Tourbillon by Ulysse Nardin is a fine watch at an interesting price, considering that it has an in-house tourbillon movement. The self-winding UN-128 calibre is entirely new, with silicium escapement and balance spring, and a 60-hour power reserve.
The watch has the classic marine chronometer looks, with a 43 mm case in stainless steel, and a white Grand Feu enamel dial made by Donzé Cadrans, a company that is now part of the Ulysse Nardin group. Other distinctive features are the Roman numerals, power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock, fluted bezel and a screw-down crown coated in rubber. The case has a display caseback. Water resistance is 10 bar/100 metres. The watch has a leather strap with folding clasp.
Price and reference
The Ulysse Nardin Marine Tourbillon, reference 1283-181/EO, costs €28,000, inclusive of tax. The price compares favourably with other tourbillon watches such as the Montblanc 4810 ExoTourbillon Slim (€34,500).