Ulysse Nardin

Ulysse Nardin is a Swiss luxury watch brand. Ulysse Nardin was founded in 1846 and has been operating without interruption since then. In 2014 the Keuri Group (Gucci, GP) acquired Ulysse Nardin. The most successful watch collection after the founding years, which also gave rise to Ulysse Nardin's reputation, is the marine chronometer line. Ulysse Nardin watches have introduced several innovations to the market, such as the Trilogy of Time in the 1980s with three different astrological timepieces: Astrolabium Galileo Galilei (displays local time, solar time, orbits and eclipses of the sun and the moon, positions of several major stars). The Planetarium Copernicus. The Tellurium Johannes Kepler. In 1996, Ulysse Nardin produced a Perpetual Calendar, which In 1999 was combine with the GMT± complication. Today, the Ulysse Nardin El Toro is the newest timepiece of that line. In 2001, the Ulysse Nardin Freak Blue Phantom offered a 7-day power reserve with a carrousel tourbillon and the Dual Indirect Escapement (with silicon to increase time for lubrication intervals). Shortly after the Ulysse Nardin Freak Diavolo with 8-day power reserve, a flying seconds tourbillon and Silicium technology hit the market. In 2002 Ulysse Nardin launched the Genghis Khan, a westminster carillon tourbillon jaquemarts minute repeater, with four gongs, each with a different tone. In 2003 Ulysse Nardin introduced the Sonata, based on the technical movement and features novel alarm setting with a countdown indicator and the patented dual time system with an instant time zone adjuster. In 2009 Ulysse Nardin launched the Moonstruck, which simulates the rotation of the Moon around the Earth, as well as the apparent movement of Sun around the globe. The Ulysse Nardin Stranger hit the market in 2013 , it features an in-house developed musical mechanical watch utilizing a silicium based technology from the UN-690 movement, it also plays the melody “Strangers in the Night”. WatchTime has a large database with Ulysse Nardin prices, this will also help you to identify Ulysse Nardin replica (because they never are priced based on the Ulysse Nardin watches prices list). We cover all popular UN timepieces, among them the Ulysse Nardin Freak, Ulysse Nardin Phone, Ulysse Nardin El Toro, Ulysse Nardin Chronolu, Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marin. For all Ulysse Nardin fans, we publish the latest Ulysse Nardin watch news and details about Ulysse Nardin watches. We have many Ulysse Nardin prices for watches like the Ulysse Nardin Black Sea, Ulysse Nardin Stranger, and the Ulysse Nardin Blue Toro. In addition, WatchTime frequently updates its coverage of Ulysse Nardin ladies watches and Ulysse watches for men.

Baselworld 2015: The Ulysse Nardin Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon

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What was still only a prototype in 2014 has now become a reality. At Baselworld 2015, Ulysse Nardin brought out the Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon, a limited-edition piece. This watch is most notable for being the first with Ulysse Nardin's proprietary constant force escapement system, made entirely out of silicon. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: Ulysse Nardin Hannibal Minute Repeater (Updated with Live Photo and Price)

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Ulysse Nardin has launched the Hannibal Minute Repeater at Baselworld 2015. The watch combines Ulysse Nardin’s classic use of jaquemarts with a Westminster carillon, a tourbillon, and a distinctive dial material. Let’s take a look. … [Read more...]


“Sound” Investments: 10 Notable Minute Repeaters and Chiming Watches

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One of the most difficult watch complications to produce, a minute repeater transforms a watch from mere timekeeping device to miniature music box. Below we take a look at 10 minute repeaters — and other, even more sophisticated chiming watches — that are more than just bells and whistles. … [Read more...]


Look, Ma, No Hands: 10 Watches That Tell Time Differently

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The vast majority of watches stick to traditional hour and minute hands to display the time, but a handful of bold manufacturers use their technical prowess to find new, innovative, and often downright audacious methods to indicate the hours, minutes, and occasionally even other functions. Below is a list of unusual watches that deviate from the conventional time-telling style, finding creative alternatives to hour and minute hands. … [Read more...]


Watch Wallpaper: 12 Skeleton Watches

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Growing fascination with the inner workings of mechanical watches has sparked a boom in skeletonized looks. Scroll down to download wallpaper images of skeleton watches from Breguet, Cartier, Omega, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Piaget, and many other skeletonized watches from 12 luxury brands, to decorate your desktop. … [Read more...]


Blackout: 17 Black-on-Black Watches

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Blue-on-blue isn't the only popular watch-color trend of recent years. "All-black" watches, with ebony-colored cases, dials, and straps, have also remained popular. Nearly every watch brand, from mass-market and inexpensive to pricey and high-end, now makes at least one black-on-black model. Here are 17 watches that are clad in black from head to toe. … [Read more...]


Bare Bones: 10 Interesting Skeleton Watches

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In skeleton watches, the watchmaker strips the watch's dial and/or movement to their bare essentials, revealing as much of the watch's interior as possible. For skeleton watch fans who love the technical "openwork" artistry that goes into skeleton watchmaking, these timepieces give them a detailed look at a watch's inner workings. Below we take a look at 10 skeleton watches introduced in recent years. … [Read more...]


Dive Watch Wednesday: 6 Dive Watches for Gold Hunters

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As dive watches are supposed to be "tool watches," you’d normally expect them to be made in stainless steel or titanium. Maybe in carbon fiber or ceramic, if you are looking for something more avant-garde, or even in bronze if you are interested in a more nostalgic or organic look. While gold certainly isn’t considered the most obvious choice for a dive watch (and in fact imparts certain limitations to the maximum water resistance of a case), the precious metal currently seems to be … [Read more...]


Star Time: 13 Celebrity-Branded Sports Watches

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There is no shortage of celebrities, many of them celebrity athletes, who serve as "brand ambassadors" for watch brands, appearing in ads and attending events wearing their watches. However, a few of these stars go the extra mile, giving input and often even becoming involved in the design process, for special celebrity watches to which they lend their names. Below is a list of 13 celebrity watches developed in honor of, and named for, their famous representatives. … [Read more...]


7 Signs Chopard is Serious About High Watchmaking

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Recently, WatchTime was among a select group of media outlets invited to tour and explore Chopard's Swiss watchmaking operations in Geneva and Fleurier. By the end of the comprehensive visit, it was clear that Chopard, a brand still known more for high jewelry than high horology, is devoted to making its mark on the men's luxury watch market. Here are seven reasons why. … [Read more...]


Feeling Blue: 21 Watches With Blue Dials and Blue Straps

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Blue watches are one of the growing style trends seen in the watch world in the past few years — and on display at the watch shows in Switzerland and in the U.S.A. —, with blue-on-blue dial-strap combinations. We took a look at such blue watches with blue dials and blue straps released within the past few years, and compiled a list of 20 timepieces from brands on the blue-dial bandwagon. … [Read more...]


9 Watch Brands That Make Their Own Metals

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We're all familiar with the most popular materials for watch cases — steel, rose gold, titanium, et cetera. But what about Rolesium, Ceragold, and Zenithium? While many watch brand take great pride in making their own cases, movements and dials, only a handful have gone the extra mile and actually invented their own materials, mostly for use in cases, but sometimes even for parts inside the watch. Many of these have come about as watch brands invested in developing new alloys in an effort to … [Read more...]


Close-Up: The Boutique-Exclusive Ulysse Nardin Blue Toro

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The Ulysse Nardin Blue Toro watch — a perpetual calendar with dual-time function powered by an in-house movement — is the definition of "hard-to-get:" The watch (Ref. 326-01LE) is limited to 99 pieces and available exclusively in Ulysse Nardin boutiques. Scroll down for more info and photos. … [Read more...]


Watch Insider: 17 Ultra-Technical Timepieces

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On my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I assembled this list of 17 "techie" watches, all released within the past few years, that have most fascinated me in the area of technical innovation and watchmaking prowess. This list of ultra-technical watches will be updated whenever we stumble upon a new extraordinary watch. Here are 17, with photos and very brief descriptions. Leave a comment at the end of this post if you want to add your own favorites. … [Read more...]


7 Personalized Watches Made for World Champion Athletes

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With the NFL Season in full swing, and the NBA and NHL just getting warmed up, we at WatchTime thought it would be the perfect time to re-post (with a few updates) our article on the elite fraternity of athletes who have not only won a world championship in their sports but also boast a watch made specifically for them. Here are seven notable watches of champions. … [Read more...]


Ulysse Nardin Classico “Year of the Goat” Limited Edition

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A New Year has begun, and while most of us welcome the arrival of 2015, those who follow the Chinese Zodiac are ringing in the Year of the Goat. As in previous years, Ulysse Nardin has created a limited-edition watch in its Classico collection to commemorate this year's animal sign, the Ulysse Nardin Classico "Year of the Goat." … [Read more...]


Watch Wallpaper: 8 Calendar Watches

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Throughout the holiday season, we've featured reviews of various types of calendar watches, culled from a feature in our December 2010 issue. We thought you might appreciate having access to Nik Schölzel's original photos of all eight of those watches from the original story, now available as wallpaper images for your desktop. … [Read more...]


A Look Back At Baselworld 2014: 19 Interesting New Watches We’ve Seen

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Scores of new timepieces have been making their world debuts at Baselworld 2014. Here's a roundup of the watches we've reported on. Take a look back at Baselworld 2014 and rediscover some of the year's most interesting novelties. … [Read more...]


Monochrome Essentials: Reviewing the Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer Manufacture

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Finding the right watch is a quest. When a watch fits one’s lifestyle, like a glove to a hand, and not by some artificial marketing association, but the fit of real-world application, then a symbiosis ensues. What watch, for example, is the right watch for the boat owner? … [Read more...]


Which Watch Brand Spends the Most on Advertising?

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Watch brands spent almost half a billion dollars on advertising in the U.S in 2013. The total was $492.68 million: a record high, and up 23.3 percent from the 2012 total. That figure comes from Kantar Media, which each year compiles estimates of ad spending for a range of different products. The figures for 2013 signal that the U.S. watch market is still growing, especially as Swiss luxury brands turn their sights back from China to this country. … [Read more...]