Ulysse Nardin, which has won over 4,000 accolades in its 173-year existence, began by assembling chronograph complications for ships. Rolf Schnyder, who worked with timekeeping expert Dr. Ludwig Oechslin, led the company well over a century later. The pair created a new generation of clocks that grabbed the globe by storm and were an appropriate response to quartz watches’ supremacy during the 1970s Quartz Crisis. In 2001, Ulysse Nardin became the first company to use silicon in the escapement, removing the need for lubrication and allowing the escapement to be substantially lighter.
Ulysse Nardin, a watchmaking behemoth founded in the Swiss Jura mountains in the early 1800s and known for maritime chronometers and pocket watches, is a watchmaking behemoth to be reckoned with. The timepieces from this brand, which is now part of Kering’s ‘Luxury Watches and Jewelry division, continue to exceed technological standards while keeping timekeeping simple.
- Marine Chronograph Annual Calendar
Ulysse Nardin’s link with the marine world is revisited with the Marine Chronograph complication from one of the label’s most coveted lines. The ulysse nardin replica watch was first introduced in 2016 and has the UN-153 in-house caliber, which beats at 28,800vph and has a 52-hour power reserve. The open case back allows you to witness reliable movement. The yearly calendar function on this self-winding 43mm clock means the date only needs to be set once a year—on March 1st—because it can automatically recognize months with 30 and 31 days.
- Diver Chronograph
The Diver Chronograph features a power reserve of 48 hours and is powered by the label’s in-house movement UN-150, which beats at 28,800vph. The dial is readily legible because of the robust 44mm case size. Professional divers can use this watch because it is water-resistant to 300 meters. It has a stainless steel case and a rubber strap with titanium accents. The rubber unidirectional bezel has the same sea-wave pattern as the striking black dial.
The watch’s beautiful appeal is enhanced by the stunning diamond-studded pattern on the dial between the six and nine o’clock positions. At six o’clock, the date window, as well as the fashionable tiny seconds sub-dial, are nicely blended into the design. The white leather strap and the simple hour and minute hands compliment the tone of the lugs. This automated timepiece is also water-resistant to 30 meters, and the dial is protected from scratches with sapphire crystal glass.