Ulysse Nardin Watches
Ulysse Nardin watches are beloved by marine and navy members. Since the Swiss watchmaking company launched in 1846, navy personnel from over 50 counties have worn a Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer. The stellar selection of Ulysse Nardin watches boast dead-on accurate movement, multi-functional features, and masculine aesthetic.
The luxury watch company was founded by professional watchmaker Ulysse Nardin in 1846. It has since produced high-quality Ulysse Nardin watches out of its headquarters in Le Locle, Switzerland.
In the sea of Ulysse Nardin watches, the Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine Diver stands out. As a professional diver’s watch, it’s got all the components to meet the demands of the job. There’s the unidirectional turning bezel to keep divers safe underwater. There’s also a power reserve indicator so divers can track the remaining stored energy. It may have lots of diving functions, but the Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine Diver is designed with the stylish everyman in mind. Looks wise, these Ulysse Nardin watches are simply sturdy and sexy. Cases come in a range, from rose gold to stainless steel. Bracelets come in stainless steel. Straps range from black rubber and ceramic to orange rubber and titanium.
Some examples of Ulysse Nardin’s genius comes in the form of its most non-practical watches. The Astrolabium Galileo Galilei model was released in 1985. It was famous for its complex series of lines and information that told the wearer both the local and solar time. It even indicated the orbits and eclipses of the sun and the moon, and where the major stars were currently positioned. This Ulysse Nardin watch had 21 total uses. It had a dizzying dial that only an astronomer could read, but it nabbed a Guinness World Record as the most functional watch on earth. It retailed for up to $25,000.
The 2002 Genghis Khan was another one of the more complicated Ulysse Nardin watches. It was also award-winning. It was the first watch that came with a Westminster chime that went off every half or full hour. It had a tourbillon, minute repeater and automatons. The design was not as complex as the Astrolabium Galileo Galilei, though. In fact, it was striking in its black and gold details of four Mongolian warriors wielding swords and spears. In 2003, it won the Innovation Prize for Watch of the Year.
Ulysse Nardin watches are complicated feats of design that are nothing short of fascinating. Whether it’s the classic Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine or the one-of-a-kind Genghis Khan, the Swiss luxury watchmaker is not afraid to mix advanced technology with intricate design.