Marine Torpilleur MilitaryReference# 1187-320LE/63NEWManufacturer's retail price: $8,900.00Compare
- Limited Edition: 300 pieces
- Case: bronze
- Size: 44mm
- Movement: automatic-winding manufacture caliber UN-118, COSC-certified
- Power Reserve: approximately 60 hours
- Water Resistance: 50m
- Dial: dark blue
- Caseback: solid, stamped with a torpedo ship
- Strap/Bracelet: dark blue fabric
Two new recruits have joined the Marine Torpilleur Military squadron. These modern war machines seem to have come straight out of the barracks: casual, comfortable and as minimalist as the torpedo ships that lent them their name.
Ulysse Nardin pays tribute to its military heritage by expanding its Marine Torpilleur Military collection with 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 watch dynamos – two interpretations that embody the timeless elegance of the military timepieces of yesteryear. These two new editions are propelled to the forefront of Ulysse Nardin: a full black version in black DLC with black dial, touches of khaki on the indexes and a khaki "trellis fabric" strap, and a bronze version – an "evolving" material – 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 caseback, both editions are housed in a majestic crown and a 44mm 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.
An incarnation of past military grandeur and vintage inspiration, these two new Marine Torpilleur Military editions make their mark with refinement. True to their name, they pay tribute to the small vessels whose agility went up against even the biggest ships. These new models are but two iterations of many more to come.