This is not really news, but I am recalling a watch I saw during Munichtime last year and couldn’t get out of my head. The Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur. There are a few reasons for that.
The watch immediately caught my eye with its amazing dial. So I asked Ralph Stieber of Ulysse Nardin, if I could get the watch to shoot and try on. He opened the glass showcase and handed me the watch. I shot a few pictures under not he best conditions, it was quite dark in the Hotel Bayrischer Hof in Munich, but some pictures nevertheless turned out ok.
When I put the watch around my wrist, the real surprice came along. The watch comes in a steel case, and while steel definately is not something I consider a heavy material, I expected a watch that would feel much heavier on my wrist, yet it did not. Instead, it felt very light, and I turned to Ralph asking if the watch is maybe made of Titanium. He smiled at me. With a big smile. And he explained that the case has been made hollower than usual and therefore, the steel case feels lighter on the wrist, and I must say, it felt extremely comfortable on the wrist.
You have to know, I am a vintage watch kind of guy. Vintage watches tend to be lighter than modern watches are. So this watch fit right my bill.
This timepiece is housed in a 40mm steel case which is as light as I described it, I do not know its exact weight. The blue dial with its shiny sunray surface is absolutely stunning, but hey, you just have to look at the pictures. The watch has a power reserve indication at noon for 60 hours. It runs on an automatic movement.
Oh, in case you were wondering what the world Torpilleur means, it is a french word for Torpedo boat. And this watch is part of the Ulysse Nardin Marine collection. Possibly their signature collection.
I find the recent models presented by Ulysse Nardin very appealing and attractive. Sizes, the look and feel, everything is matching. On top of that, consider their great prices, the Torpilleur is offered for 6900 CHF.
Sharing the details of this watch below:
COSC and Ulysse Nardin Performance Certificate.
60 hours power reserve indicator.
Silicium and Diamonsil technology.
Stainless steel case.
Water-resistant to 50m.
Screw-down security crown.
Leather strap with folding buckle.
Price in Switzerland: 6900 CHF