During the SIHH earlier this year, Ulysse Nardin announced that it would be releasing a brand new collection at an unbeatable price. That moment has now arrived with the release of the new Marine Torpilleur Collection.

The design codes of the Marine Torpilleur are as stunning as the brand’s iconic Marine Chronometer Collection with those highly recognizable Roman numerals, subdials, emblematic logo and red touches. The Marine Torpilleur differs in that it is housed in a thinner, lighter 42mm steel case and is priced at a mere Euros 6,900.

“We decided to be very aggressive with this new collection,” shares Patrik Hoffmann, CEO Ulysse Nardin. “The idea came last October. We needed a timepiece that would contain all our brand DNA, but in a price range of 7,000 Swiss Francs. So our team put their heads together and came up with something that has all our design codes, especially for a younger generation of consumers.”

Ulysse Nardin has been able to offer a timepiece in this impressive price range thanks to its excellent manufacturing capabilities. Powered by the in-house, self-winding, COSC-certified UN-118 caliber, including the brand’s proprietary silicium anchor escapement, customers can now enjoy all Ulysse Nardin’s technology and savoir-faire in a timepiece at an unbeatable price.

Marine Torpilleur – White Dial
Marine Torpilleur
Marine Torpilleur – White Dial

In the 19th century, a torpilleur was the name given to the captain’s pocket watch. Each ship would be equipped with a deck chronometer, but the captain would also have a torpilleur pocket watch as a back up. It was the design of these pocket watches that provided the inspiration for the new collection.

For those interested in marine history, a torpilleur was also the name of a small, fast torpedo boat that was popular at the same time. These agile vessels could easily outmaneuver larger ships, which is a nice historical reference to the marine world, but also a nod to the younger customer that Ulysse Nardin wants to get onboard.

Trying it out in the Atlantic Ocean off of the coast of Bermuda during the recent America’s Cup (Ulysse Nardin sponsors the Artemis Racing Team), the Marine Torpilleur was extremely comfortable to wear. Putting it through its paces on the chase boats with their engines screaming, or on a nifty Nacra catamaran with the waves splashing over its dial, the Marine Torpilleur was in its element.

The Marine Torpilleur is now available worldwide with a white or a navy blue dial, and it also comes in an 18-karat rose gold case (Euros 17,900).

Marine Torpilleur – White Dial
Marine Torpilleur – Navy Blue Dial