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2019-10-15

ULYSSE NARDIN Marine Torpilleur MONACO YACHT SHOW 2019

Here’s something with a touch of class and elegance that has been literally touched by fire!

UN has released a 100 piece special edition of their Marine Torpilleur in honor of the prestigious MONACO Yacht Show.

The watch showcases the brand’s expertise with a Grand Feu enamel dial – kinda’ like a flamed grilled Whopper I suppose only far more refined.



UN produce enamel dials via Donzé Cadrans. Dial enameling is an age-old craft with the Grand Feu enamel technique being a delicate yet ancient process.

Firstly a copper base is dusted with enamel—white and gray enamel for the Marine Topilleur Monaco—then fired at a temperature of approximately 800°C.

The second step consists in affixing the indexes and inscriptions on the dial using dyes composed of enamel powder.

The dial is then fired once again, in order to fuse this new layer of enamel and to level the surface of the dial, which means that it is flattened by a piece of carbon.



The dial’s diameter is fitted to the case, then the openings of the two added sub-dials are fit to size.

The gray power-reserve and small-seconds dials are then tin-soldered to the white dial. Owing to its mineral composition, the enamel dial is highly resistant to UV rays.

The Marine TORPILLEUR BTW takes its name from 19th century, torpedo ships.



Special features of the watch include: elongated blue roman numerals and pear-shaped steel hands.

The screwed-down crown is engraved with the UN logo.

At 6 o’clock, on the small seconds sub-dial, are the date aperture and the inscriptions “Monaco Yacht Show” and “09.19” in red.

The date aperture shows the numbers 25, 26, 27 and 28 in red to highlight the dates of the show.



The watch comes on a blue alligator strap with white ‘point-de-bride’ stitches— a nod to the nautical world.

It is powered by the UN-118 Manufacture movement. This automatic caliber features a power-reserve of 60 hours (indicated by a sub-dial at 12 o’clock) and is e-quipped with an Si anchor escapement.

The Marine Torpilleur Monaco Yacht Show Edition has a Swiss MSRP of 9,500CHF.



Thoughts? I really like these but feel my Marine Torpilleur wearing days are a couple of decades away.

What do you think – are you ready for your Marine Torpilleur, your pipe and slippers?

https://www.ulysse-nardin.com/

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