Ulysse Nardin is proud to be the official sponsor of Monaco Yacht Show for the ninth consecutive year. The MYS is the world’s largest mega-yacht exhibition, where luxury yacht builders from around the world reveal their stunning creations. The highly anticipated event takes place at Port Hercule in late September under the patronage of Prince Albert II of Monaco.
The show is an ideal opportunity for Ulysse Nardin customers to explore the glamorous, exciting world of superyachts, with the MYS a perfect partner for the Swiss watchmaker, whose seafaring heritage stretches back to 1846. “The MYS is the reference exhibition in the superyacht industry,” says Ulysse Nardin CEO Patrik Hoffmann. “Once a year the best and most exclusive superyacht builders and nautical service providers reach out to their clientele in the picturesque setting of Port Hercule. The MYS offers Ulysse Nardin the perfect environment to highlight its expertise, innovation and seafaring DNA.”
This seafaring DNA is encapsulated in the Marine Chronometer created by Ulysse Nardin for the prestigious event. A timepiece inspired by the historic marine chronometers upon which the reputation of Ulysse Nardin was founded, the Marine Chronometer Annual Calendar Monaco is an exquisite timepiece of impeccable pedigree, created in a limited edition of 100.
This year, Ulysse Nardin is proud to again be promoting charity auction Only Watch, in an association that has been in place since the sale first began. This seventh edition of the biennial auction of unique timepieces will take place on Saturday November 11 in Geneva. This prestigious event, under the patronage of Prince Albert II , sees watchmaking groups and independent brands create exceptional timepieces to raise funds for research on neuromuscular diseases, specifically Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Exclusively designed for this year’s event, Ulysse Nardin introduces its Marine Tourbillon timepiece with blue grand feu enamel dial, flying tourbillon and 60-hour power reserve. “The passion of our watchmakers in creating this timepiece,” says Hoffmann, “is inspired by the incredible commitment of the president and members of the Monaco Association Against Muscular Dystrophy to advancing research into this devastating disease.”
The mechanical Marine Tourbillon Only Watch, with a delicate blue enamel dial, is emblematic of Ulysse Nardin’s historic marine timepieces. This marine heritage stretches back to the mid-19th century and the company’s founder, Ulysse Nardin himself, creator of the first marine deck chronometers. These precision navigational instruments, prized by mariners and navies the world over, were valued for their accuracy at a time when even a few seconds’ difference could mean life or death, success or failure. Yellow tints on the seven-hour numeral and the power reserve indicator pay homage to this seventh edition of Only Watch.
Produced in the Ulysse Nardin workshops in Le Locle, Switzerland, the self-winding UN-128 caliber is entirely new. Expressing the brand’s development and continued independence in the manufacture of in-house movements, it harnesses the properties of silicium technology. A flying tourbillon – one of the most impressively complex mechanisms in the world of haute horlogerie – takes pride of place at six o’clock, while a 60-hour power reserve ensures this timepiece is a reliable partner to all those who demand accuracy over time.
The blue grand feu enamel dial is a rarity, and the skilled craftsmen at Ulysse Nardin company Donzé Cadrans are among the very few to have mastered this ancient technique. Its lovely colour is a direct result of the process of this challenging art. Dating back to the 17th century, the grand feu enamel gets its name from the incredible heat required to fuse the enamel powder in a kiln. Complementing the classic elegance of the grand feu dial are the elegant hands and roman numerals.